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Wednesday May 22, 2019

Sunday, May 19, 2019

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  • South Lafourche High School will hold its commencement exercise on Wednesday, May 22 in the SLHS Auditorium.

    This year’s class song was “Unwritten”; the class flower is the white rose; the class colors are Royal Blue and Silver; and the class motto is “Senior year…You only get one of these!”This year’s 2019 South Lafourche High School graduating seniors are:Allie Elizabeth Adams, Calysta Adams, Madison Bailey Adams, Spencer James Adams, Jenna Marie Alario, Ty Michael Allemand, Kylie Renee Angelle, Victoria Rose App, Garrett Michael Austin, Richard Will Autin, ...

  • Sheriff congratulates NSU Criminal Justice graduates

    Two Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office employees were among the first group of Criminal Justice degree graduates at Nicholls State University. Captain Lafate Day and Lieutenant Michael Beck Jr. each graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice on Saturday.Nicholls State University recently instituted a Bachelor’s degree program in Criminal Justice.

  • Lafourche Parish honors couple for community service

    The owners of Tom’s Service Station in Golden Meadow see Team Tom stickers on the back of trucks as far as a few states over.The simple sticker and T-shirts mean a lot to the family of Tom and Hope Pitre and the community in south Lafourche.Tom and Hope Pitre, natives of Golden Meadow, took over the shop after Tom’s parents retired. After 25 years running the business, they handed it over to the third generation, T-Tom, Kitty and Roxxy.For more than 50 years, the Pitres have been giv...

  • Louisiana lawmakers carve out exemptions in smoking age bill

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A bid to increase Louisiana's legal smoking age from 18 to 21 narrowly escaped the House budget committee, but only after lawmakers added a long list of exemptions to the proposal.House Appropriations Chairman Cameron Henry broke a tie to keep the bill from being bottled up in committee. It advances to the full House for debate.Still, the measure only won passage after lawmakers exempted people in the military, law enforcement and first responders from the age b...

  • Pedestal Bank Awards $10,000 Scholarship to SLHS senior

    Houma, LA - Pedestal Bank recently announced the winner of the bank’s $10,000 “Be Inspired” Scholarship.Marcus Matherne, a senior at South Lafourche High School, is the recipient of a $10,000 scholarship funded by Pedestal Bank. He was one of 90 applicants considered for the scholarship. Matherne plans to attend Nicholls State University in Thibodaux majoring in Geometric Engineering.The Pedestal Bank “Be Inspired” Scholarship seeks to encourage the spirit of Commun...

  • LSU lands coveted recruit Trendon Watford

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Will Wade says highly rated power forward Trendon Watford has signed to play for the Tigers.The 6-foot-9, 230-pound Watford has been playing for Mountain Brook High School in Birmingham, Alabama, where he was part of three straight Class 7A state championships.During his senior season, he averaged 23.7 points, 11.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks.Watford is rated among the country's top 20 prospects by several national recruiting services.Wade calls Watford &q...

  • LSA Scholarship awarded to CLHS senior

    Central Lafourche High School senior Brooke Bergeron has been awarded the 2019 Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship for Lafourche Parish.Bergeron will receive the $500 scholarship to assist her with expenses as she plans to attend Nicholls State University and major in Chemistry (Pre-Med).On her application, Bergeron indicated plans to pursue a career as a flight surgeon after completing medical school. She was notified of the scholarship award and presented with a certificate on We...

  • Louisiana's per capita debt dips for first time in a decade

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's debt load has declined for the first time in a decade, a notable benchmark in a state trying to get a handle on its finances after years of budget gaps and record borrowing. But the amount Louisiana owes for every man, woman, and child still outstrips the national average.An updated debt report presented to the State Bond Commission shows Louisiana's per capita, tax-supported debt dipped to $1,497 in 2018, down $61 per person from $1,558 a year e...

  • Louisiana sales tax phase-out advances, while gas tax stalls

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana House Republicans pushed ahead Monday with a proposal to undo the seven-year sales tax passed last year to stabilize state finances, while elsewhere, efforts to boost the state's gasoline tax and to centralize sales tax collections fizzled after meeting opposition.The House Appropriations Committee voted 12-5 along partisan lines to advance GOP leader Lance Harris' bill to phase out the 0.45% state sales tax over four years, eliminating it by mid-2...

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    Driver arrested following police chase into Lafourche Parish

    A Galliano man was arrested following a pursuit that began in St. Charles Parish. Lionelle Cheramie, 30, of Galliano faces charges including DWI and Aggravated Flight from an Officer.Sheriff Greg Champagne reported that on Thursday morning, a St.

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