Archive for February, 2012

Jonesboro Board of Alderman Agenda


See here the document.

DA Haney Testifies on Possible Conflict


The (Baton Rouge) Advocate

The preliminary hearing — the first of a three-phase process that ultimately will be decided by the state Supreme Court — stems from formal charges filed Sept. 7 in Haney’s private representation of Stephanie Provost, who was injured in May 2007 after she fell from a tube being pulled by a boat in Iberia Parish.

The driver of the boat, Shane Roberts, who was identified Tuesday as Provost’s boyfriend, was issued a citation by the state Wildlife and Fisheries on misdemeanor counts of reckless operation of a watercraft and no waterskiing observer.

Haney, who was the only witness called to the stand Tuesday, testified that he and his office staff were unaware of those violations when he agreed to represent Provost in June 2007 on a contingency fee basis to recover damages from Roberts’ insurance company.


Higher Ed Roundup – 2/29/12


LSU Shreveport, La. Tech campus merge proposed

Regents OK Tech/LSU-S merger

La. Tech, LSUS merger is possible

George Mack, Jr. Appointed Interim LPSB Member


George Mack, Jr. was appointed interim District 11 Lincoln Parish School Board (LPSB) member at yesterday’s special called meeting of the group. Mack, Jr. fills in for his father, George Mack, Sr., who died last week. The senior Mack had been on the board since the early 70’s.

Mack, 61, is a local businessman.

The board also approved a proclamation for a special election to be held Tuesday, November 6, 2012, coincident with the federal elections on that date.

In other business, the board went into executive session to discuss strategy concerning the ongoing desegregation consent decree under which Lincoln parish schools operate.

Jonesboro Town Council Tomorrow


A special called meeting of the Board of Aldermen for the Town of Jonesboro will be held tomorrow (2/29) at Noon.

We will publish the agenda when we get a copy.

DA Phil Haney responds to ethics charges


The Independent Weekly – Lafayette, LA

Sixteenth Judicial District Attorney Phil Haney, the first sitting district attorney to ever face charges of ethical misconduct by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, testified on his own behalf Tuesday morning at a preliminary “fact-finding” hearing held at the Lafayette Parish Courthouse.

The hearing Tuesday is the first of three phases related to Haney’s ethics charges. Information from the hearing will be forwarded to the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, which will issue a public report that then goes to the Louisiana Supreme Court for a final decision.

Higher Ed Roundup – 2/28/12 – 2.o


Panel OKS merger of LaTech, LSU-S

Monroe City Council Tonight


The Monroe City Council will meet tonight, February 28, 6:00 PM, City Hall, 400 Lea Joyner Expressway.

Here is the agenda.

Iberia Parish President Files Formal Complaint Against District Attorney Phil Haney


As first reported here at Lincoln Parish News Online (LPNO).

From KATC3-TV, Lafayette

Higher Ed Roundup – 2/28/12


La. lawmakers don’t expect push for single higher education board this year

Lawmakers talk higher ed changes ahead of session

Louisiana Board of Regents hosts conference for higher ed. board members