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St. Landry School Board takes step toward tax vote

OPELOUSAS — The St. Landry Parish School Board gave Superintendent Patrick Jenkins the green light to proceed with a plan to raise full-time employee salaries and fund capital improvements.

A Civil War saga with family connections

RAYNE — Armed with a desire to chronicle and perpetuate his family’s ancestry for his children and equipped with a smartphone, Frederick “Fritz” Welter, a Marine veteran and attorney, created a Civil War saga that tracks the lives of his great-grandfather and the great-great-grandfather of his wi

Moody College of Business notary exam prep class produces results

B.I. Moody III College of Business law instructor Fred Davis, J.D., swears in Sarah Hebert, an accounting junior from Milton, La., after she passed the Louisiana state notary exam. (LSN Photo)

LAFAYETTE – After completing a notary exam preparation course at the Moody College of Business in the fall of 2016, the students set a record of having 60 percent of the class pass the notary exam. The state average is 21 percent.

New hurdle for hospital district abolishment

OPELOUSAS — The St. Landry Parish Council will be asked to seek a declaratory judgment in the 27th Judicial Court District on a plan to dissolve the First Hospital District of the Parishes of St. Landry and St. Martin, which operated the now closed St. Luke Hospital in Arnaudville.

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