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By Raymond L. Daye, Co-Editor  Although many cases have gone before 12th Judicial District Court Judge Mark Jeansonne in the past 12 years, there is one in particular that he notes has plagued him during his years on the bench. Vincent Simmons was convicted of a crime that occurred well before Jeansonne was elected in 2002, but the convict’s numerous motions and allegations of misconduct and racial bias have come before Jeansonne several times during his tenure as judge. Last Thursday was another occasion.


By Raymond L. Daye Co-Editor   “Nobody’s perfect” is an old saying, but when Nadia Comeneci scored 10 out of 10 in the 1976 Olympics she was deemed “perfect.” So scoring 12 out of 12 must mean something. Special Education in Avoyelles Parish schools scored 12 out of 12 from state evaluators in the 2012-2013 school year, and district officials are looking for a repeat when the scores for 2013-14 are released.


By Savannaha Wiley Correspondent   Alderman-at-Large Charles J. Austin Jr. has resigned from his position on the Simmesport Town Council, the council learned at its Dec. 8 meeting.




Belledeau - by Tori Bordelon


Snow scene in backyard by Crystal Armand