SMPPS to shut down Internet to avoid cyber attacks

State Superintendent of Education John White has informed all Louisiana public school districts to prepare to shut down the Internet network system in an effort to combat cyber attacks. White advised that a number of school systems were under attack by cyber criminals attempting to target school’s IT infrastructure to obtain student data. As part…

2019 Qualifying Schedule

Election dates: Primary– October 12, 2019 General– November 16, 2019 Qualifying: August 6, 7, and 8, 2019 Clerk’s Office 2nd floor St. Mary Parish Courthouse Franklin 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Office is open during Noon hour) Offices to be filled: State Senator, District 21 State Representative, Districts 50 & 51 Sheriff, Clerk of Court,…

UPDATE: Armed robbery suspect arrested

There has been an arrest made in connection with the armed robbery that took place Tuesday morning. At approximately 2:38 am, a black male subject on foot went to the drive-through window of Burger King in Bayou Vista. Armed with a gun, he was able to get cash and flee from the scene. As the…

Patterson native to be featured at White House celebration

Tim Gros, a Patterson native and resident of Springfield, will represent Louisiana’s construction industry this Thursday at a White House event to be attended by President Trump and his daughter Ivanka. Gros is one of two graduates of Associated Builders and Contractors’ Pelican campus in Baton Rouge who will attend the event celebrating America’s workforce.…

Armed robbery investigation underway in Bayou Vista

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s authorities are investigating an armed robbery at Burger King in Bayou Vista around 2:38 AM. The suspect is describes as a black male. He reportedly approached the restaurant’s drive-thru window on foot brandishing a gun. He managed to get away with an unknown amount of cash. The investigation is ongoing.

Sandbag stations

Sand and sandbags are available at the following locations: Bring your own shovel at each location — GARDEN CITY: Public Works – Hanson Barn 10905-A Highway 182 E BAYOU VISTA: Public Works, 2717 Highway 182 E BERWICK: Under US 90 Bridge near Town Hall PATTERSON: Taft Street at Plum Street Volunteer Fire station on Veterans…