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  • Rumor control for the white sticker found on vehicles

    The truth behind a recent social media rumor involving a white dot or sticker found on a vehicle windshield has been deemed a rumor say the Lafourche Parish Sheriffs Office. The rumor suggests that these are used by sex traffickers to target certain vehicles and families.The reality, though, is that this is a common practice used by companies providing services to automobile dealerships. There is currently NO intelligence or evidence to suggest these dots and stickers are being used by sex traff...

  • Cheramie wins Lafourche Gazette football contest

    Pictured is Steve Cheramie, the Grand Prize winner of the Lafourche Gazette’s Football Contest. Steve won two tickets to the New Orleans Saints / Carolina Panthers game to be played in the Superdome on Dec. 3.Little did we know at the Gazette how significant the game would be when we purchased the tickets in August.

  • US rig count up by 8 this week to 915; Texas up 7

    HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by eight this week to 915.That's up from the 588 rigs that were active a year ago.Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 738 rigs sought oil and 177 explored for natural gas this week.Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained seven rigs, Louisiana added four and Ohio and Utah were up one apiece.Alaska, Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Wyoming ...

  • Local government to honor victims of 1887 massacre of blacks

    One hundred and thirty years after white mobs massacred black laborers and their families to end a sugar strike, a Louisiana parish government is expected to approve a resolution to mark the attack's anniversary and honor its victims.John DeSantis, who wrote a book about the incident, says he recently learned that the resolution was on the Lafourche Parish Council agenda Tuesday evening in Thibodaux.The resolution requests a moment of silence at noon Nov. 23 in memory of the victims and enco...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Nov. 16-18

    The following information is based on reports from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. Those individuals have been booked with, not convicted of, the offenses shown. All accused should be presumed innocent until proven guilty. 

  • Voters approve tax renewals in Lafourche, Terrebonne

    Voters Saturday approved three property tax renewals in Lafourche Parish.A mill is $1 in tax levied on every $1,000 of taxable property. In Louisiana, the first $75,000 of a home’s value is tax-exempt.Here are the complete but unofficial results of Saturday’s elections:LAFOURCHEFifth Ward Gravity Drainage District No. 5The district proposed a 4.62-mill tax renewal to last 10 years.

  • Schroder wins Louisiana treasurer race

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — John Schroder, a Republican businessman and former legislator, won a special election Saturday for state treasurer.Schroder had 56 percent of the vote over Democrat Derrick Edwards, according to complete, unofficial returns.Schroder will take over a post vacated by John Kennedy, a popular Republican who left the job early after winning election to the U.S. Senate.Schroder was the front-runner in the competition after Republicans in the six-candidate October primary ...

  • LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans' 1st woman mayor

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, won a historic election Saturday that made her the first woman mayor of New Orleans.The Democrat will succeed term-limited fellow Democrat Mitch Landrieu as the city celebrates its 300th anniversary next year."Almost 300 years, my friends. And New Orleans, we're still making history," Cantrell told a cheering crowd in her...

  • Happy Holidays property owners! 2017 Tax notices are in the mail

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office has begun the process of mailing out 52,020 tax notices to Lafourche Parish property owners. Of that number, 11,590 are homestead exempt and owe no taxes.A total of $120,568,870 in property taxes are now due and can be paid online, in person, or by mail.These taxes help fund all aspects of public service in the parish such as roads, drainage, levees, law enforcement, fire departments, hospitals, ambulance services, schools, and recreation.Payments can ...

  • Action taken at the Lafourche Parish Council Meeting of Tuesday, Nov. 14

    Below is a rundown of action taken Tuesday night by the Lafourche Parish Council during committee meetings. All votes were unanimous unless otherwise noted.ACTION: Overrode the parish president’s veto of the abolishment of the Department of Community Services. The vote was 7-2, with Daniel Lorraine and James Bourgeois voting no.ACTION: Overrode the parish president’s veto of the abolishment of the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017