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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Breaking News

  • Sales tax collections rise in Terrebonne, Lafourche

    Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes saw a combined increase of more than $11.5 million in sales tax revenues last year, a sign that the local economy may be improving.Local sales taxes are divided between parish government, law enforcement and levee, road and school districts.According to totals from the Terrebonne Sales and Use Tax Department, Terrebonne Parish collected about $120 million last year. That’s a $3.7 million increase from 2017.This is the second year in a row of increased...

  • Council Action taken at Feb. 12 public meeting

    In other action from the Tuesday, February 12 Parish Council meeting (all votes unanimous unless noted with Luci Sposito and Michael Gros absent):-- Held a special meeting to approve a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between the Parish and Proven Fuel-Houma, LLC for purging a pipeline for the Cyprien Pump Station Project in Raceland;-- Approved minutes of three previous Council meetings on September 11, September 25 and October 1, 2018;-- Heard a proclamation from Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle...

  • News in Brief- February 17, 2019

    Edwards trip to Israel cost $100,000

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration spent over $100,000 on a seven-day trip to Israel that involved meetings with Israeli leaders, cyber-security experts and other Times-Picayune reports the cost of the trip from public records.The newspaper reports that $61,000 of the cost was associated with providing security to the governor while he was travelingThat included the cost of bringing the governor's sta...

  • Larose man wanted on weapons and drug charges

    Deputies are seeking a Larose man on multiple drug and weapon charges. Deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating Jhy Allinson, 25, of East 7th Street in Larose.As part of a narcotics investigation, agents obtained a warrant for Allinson’s arrest for several charges including Illegal Carrying of a Weapon in the Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Unlawful Use of Body Armor, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana...

  • Port Commission elects officers

    CUT OFF, LA – At the February 13 board meeting, the Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC) board elected its officers. The board elected Harris "Chuckie" Cheramie, Jr. as President, Rodney Gisclair as Vice President, Perry Gisclair as Secretary, and John Melancon, Jr.

  • Louisiana releasing next month's food stamp aid by March 2

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is handing out all of next month's food stamp aid by March 2.Some recipients will be receiving the assistance from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program earlier than normal.But the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services announced Tuesday that it was adjusting the March aid schedule. That's because the agency handed out February food stamps early, doling them out in January because of the partial federal government shutdown.The...

  • Louisiana's flu season: Severe, but not as bad as last year

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana is having a severe flu season, with New Orleans and three nearby parishes getting the worst of it so far.More than 8 percent of patients are reporting flu-like symptoms to doctors statewide, making it a severe season, Frank Welch, medical director for the Louisiana Department of Health's immunization program told The New Orleans Advocate.He said the figure is above 10 percent in the region made up of Orleans, St. Bernard, Plaquemines and Jefferson parishes....

  • Danos to acquire Shamrock Energy Solutions

    Danos announced this week that it has reached a tentative agreement to acquire the assets and business of Shamrock Energy Solutions, a privately held 22-year-old oilfield service company, based out of Houma, Louisiana.The deal is expected to be effective in March, 2019, and will increase the number of Danos employees by nearly 50 percent, from 2,200 to 3,200. The closing is subject to certain remaining contingencies.“There are a lot of synergies between the companies,” said Danos own...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Feb. 9-13

    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.

  • Group wants to bring back Mardi Gras parade crowd costumes

    HOUMA, La. (AP) — The Krewe of Tradition is working to bring Mardi Gras costumes back into parade crowds in a south-central Louisiana city, with a four-hour costume-making workshop Sunday at the Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum in Houma."I grew up in Houma, and my mom would make us costumes for us to go watch the parade," said founding member Andrea Dupree told The Courier. "My mom remembered in the 50s and 60s that everyone would get into costume.

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