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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014

Breaking News

  • Popular History Channel Show Expresses Interest in Visiting Lafourche Parish

    Lafourche Parish will have an opportunity to showcase some of its more interesting residents and their collectibles, according to representatives with the hit History Channel TV show, American Pickers.

    The show, which is entering its seventh-season, drew TV audiences of between six to seven million people last year.

  • Lafourche Parish Government announces holiday closures

    Lafourche Parish Government announces the closure of all parish offices Thursday, November 27 through Friday, November 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving holidays. Lafourche Parish Government wants to wish all employees and residents of the parish a bountiful and healthy Thanksgiving with family and friends.

  • Valentine canal bridge closed until further notice

    According to the DOTD, the fixed span bridge on LA 308 in Valentine, just north of the Valentine Pontoon Bridge will be closed to thru traffic until further notice. The immediate closure is needed as a result of a field inspection which discovered failures in the timber piles supporting the bridge decks and caps. The bridge is located 4.4 miles...

  • Immigrants Social Security eligible in Obama plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House. Under Obama's actions, immigrants who are spared deportation could obtain work permits and a Social Security number. As a result, they would pay into the Social Security system through payroll taxes.

  • Cut Off Lift Bridge closed for repairs

    Due to a mechanical failure, the Lafourche Parish Government Department of Public Works has announced the closure of the Cut Off Lift Bridge (near McDonald’s) to vehicular traffic for the next seven to 14 days in order for repairs to be made.

  • Happy Holidays … Tax notices being sent to Lafourche Parish property owners

    Sheriff Craig Webre announced the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office will be sending out 50,658 tax notices through the mail this week to Lafourche Parish property owners. Of that number, 12,342 are homestead exempt and owe no taxes.

    A total of $123,775,642.96 in property taxes are now due and can be paid online, in person, or by mail. 

  • Parish announces Thanksgiving garbage collection schedule

    Lafourche Parish Government reminds residents there will be no regular household garbage collection on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. Garbage collection will resume its normal schedule on Friday, November 28.

  • Early voting runs through Saturday

    Voters can cast ballots for the December 6 run-off elections through Saturday, November 29. Due to the Thanksgiving holidays, Clerk of Court’s offices in Galliano and Thibodaux will be open for voting Wednesday, November 26, and Saturday, November 29. Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: Nov. 20 - 23

    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.

  • Fires burn in Ferguson, gunshots heard in streets

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Flames engulfed at least a dozen businesses in Ferguson early Tuesday and gunfire kept firefighters at bay after protests over the decision not to indict a police officer in Michael Brown's death turned violent, despite pleas for peace from Brown's family and others. Protesters smashed windows out of police cars and buildings, several of which were later looted and set ablaze, and officers lobbed tear gas from inside armored vehicles to disperse crowds in scenes re...

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