Blake Reine, Joseph James, Andre Steward

Blake Reine, Joseph James, Andre Steward

Parish, state and federal law enforcement authorities continue to search for three inmates who escaped from the Avoyelles Parish Detention Center #2 in Bunkie Saturday night.

Members of the Courthouse Security Committee (bottom center, clockwise) District Attorney Charles Riddle, Assessor Heath Pastor, Sheriff Doug Anderson, Chief Deputy Steve Martel, Judicial Administrator Norma Lemoine, Judge Kenneth Spruill, Clerk of Court Connie Couvillon, Police Juror Mark Borrel, Public Defender Brad Dauzat, Police Jury Secretary/Treasurer Jamey Wiley, Police Jury President Charles Jones and Judge Billy Bennett discuss needs and priorities for addressing security issues at the Avoyelles Parish Courthouse in Marksville. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

“Ti Frere” may not be dead at the Avoyelles Parish courthouse, but the system of inter-departmental favors appears to be on the critical list.

KAPB radio station in Marksville has been bought by an Avoyelles Parish native, who is excited to be back where it all began.

There are still obviously more thorns than roses in the relationship between City Hall and Police Chief Bobby Corner, but officials seemed committed to working together to find an accord to resolv

Many are unaware that an Avoyelles Parish native is one of the giants of the African-American civil rights movement.

Funeral services for Mrs. Deborah ‘Debbie’ Smith will be held at 11:00 a.m.

Funeral services for Russell Gauthier of Cottonport will take place at the Escude Funeral Home of Cottonport on Saturday, February 18, 2017 beginning at 11:00am with Pastor Mark Crawford officiatin

On February 14, 2017, surrounded by his loving family, he concluded this life’s physical journey, to be reborn in the house of the Lord. A beloved Husband, Brother, Daddy, Grandfather and Uncle.

Johnny William Layfield – a resident of Denham Springs, Louisiana passed away Tuesday February 14, 2017 at The Carpenter House of St. Joseph’s Hospice in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

German Bayou Bridge in Belldeau has been closed until further notice. For more information, call the Avoyelles Parish Police Jury Parish Barn at 318-964-2142.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Margaret Newton will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church with the Rev. Stephen Scott Chemino, V.G.

Funeral services for Ralph Wendell Young will be Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Jackson officiating.

Funeral services for Willery "Dub" James Rhines will be Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mt. Triumph Baptist Church in Barbreck with Rev. Craig officiating.

The lawsuit is over and there has been no recent threats concerning the Ward 2/Marksville City Court funding.

For almost a decade, residents of Bayou Estates in Fifth Ward have complained about the condition of their road. They have pleaded with the Avoyelles Police Jury to maintain the road.

Columns

After a slowdown of oil drilling activity for about two years, at least one area in Avoyelles may see a well soon. Leasing for mineral rights is underway in the Dupont area by a Lafayette company.

Sports

Girls Basketball
Thursday, Feb. 16
Class - AAA
#8 Marksville (22-9) 79 - #25 West Feliciana (17-15) 60
#7 Madison (19-7) 78 - #26 Avoyelles (18-12) 31
Class-AA

Boys Basketball
Monday, Feb. 13
District 3-AA
Pickering (10-18, 6-6) 50 - Bunkie (6-25, 3-9) 47

Girls Basketball
Tuesday, Feb. 7
District 3-AAA
Peabody (9-21, 6-7) 54 - Avoyelles (18-10, 9-4) 35
Marksville (20-9, 10-3) 50 - Jena (19-11, 8-5) 36
District 5-B

Lifestyle

MARDI GRAS
Beads will begin to fly and communities will gather together as the 2017 Mardi Gras season in and around Avoyelles Parish gets underway.

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