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  • Nicholls, Edison Chouest Offshore announce educational partnership

    Wednesday, Nicholls State University and Edison Chouest Offshore together presented a partnership that will bring forth a new era in local and global collaboration between the company and the university.

    Chouest and Nicholls will offer Chouest employees and their family members a $40,000 Nicholls scholarship for international and out-of-state students for the next four years essentially waiving the fees for the eligible students. 

  • Proposals would boost fees on Louisiana drivers, car buyers

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's motorists could be hit with $79 million in fee hikes if budget-balancing proposals under consideration by state legislators become law. Senators have attached a $60 million annual fee increase on two House bills that would have drivers paying $50 more in title fees when they buy a car.

  • Hurricane predictions breeze in: Feds expect light season

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With six to 11 named storms predicted, this year's hurricane season may be slower than average — but officials say that's no reason for Atlantic and Gulf coast residents to rest easy. "Now is the time to start thinking ahead of the season. ...

  • Lafourche Council members debate community action director’s pay

    Last Tuesday the Lafourche Parish Council met to discuss a number of proclamations and ordinances. In attendance were a number of seniors from Ward 6 and Bayou Blue. There was a proclamation recognizing the seniors for their promotion of “Lafourche on the Move” during the Senior Olympic Games.

  • Bond Set at $1.6 Million for Galliano Man Charged with 16 Counts of Contempt of Court

    Lafourche Parish sheriff deputies arrested a Galliano fugitive Monday wanted for 16 counts of contempt of court. Robert Lee Davis, 37, is being held on $1.6 million bond as set by the warrants.

    The 16 counts of contempt stem from Davis failing to appear for sentencing on May 15, for 8 counts of theft, 3 counts of remaining after being forbidden, two counts of no driver's license, careless operation of a motor vehicle, switched license plate, and no proof of insurance. 

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: April 9 - May 27

    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 proved guilty.

  • Lafourche Parish Government To Host Electrical Safety Meeting For Local Residents

    A recent fire in Choctaw, attributed in part to improper use of electrical cords, is the topic of a safety meeting planned for 6 p.m. June 4 at the Choctaw Volunteer Fire Station, 2884 Choctaw Road, Thibodaux.

    Officials with Lafourche Parish Government are inviting the public to a meeting about home electrical safety as a result of this fire and others in the recent past. 

  • Louisiana unemployment rate holds steady in April

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's unemployment rate remained unchanged in April. The state's jobless rate of 6.6 percent in April remained the same as the rate in March. That's well above the 5.7 percent the state recorded in April 2014.

  • Louisiana House votes down sales tax hike for road work

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawmakers in the House have rejected a 1-cent sales-tax hike that would pay for improvements to Louisiana's crumbling roads. Because the proposal by Rep.

  • Mary Landrieu, aide joining Washington lobbying firm

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is joining a Washington lobbying firm.

    The firm Van Ness Feldman said in a statement released Tuesday that Landrieu will be a senior policy adviser on public policy, strategic, and regulatory issues with an emphasis on energy, natural resources, and infrastructure.

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