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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

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  • Chaisson to serve as Lafourche’s next president

    Surrounded by friends and family, Lafourche Parish president-elect Archie Chaisson III celebrated his win on Saturday with hugs and tears.“It’s awesome,” he said. “We worked our tales off the last 16 months and we’re going to be looking forward to the transition.”After running on a campaign to change the often tumultuous politics of the parish, he said he plans to work with the new council to discuss his ideas for the next four years.Going into tonight, Chaiss...

  • Edwards wins governor’s race, Ardoin secretary of state

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana voters settled the nation’s last 2019 gubernatorial contest Saturday, giving the Deep South’s only Democratic governor a second term, rather than replacing him with a Republican businessman favored by President Donald Trump.Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards overcame a strong challenge from Republican businessman Eddie Rispone, who had hoped Trump’s coattails would help him secure a victory in the crimson state where the president rema...

  • Lafourche schools to bring half-cent sales tax before voters

    Lafourche Parish School District will move forward with plans to ask voters to pass a half-cent sales tax this spring to pay for employee raises.While the district found money to provide a step increase for 2019-20 after freezing salaries for three years, the average classroom teacher pay in Lafourche ranked 47th in the state for the 2018-19 school year at $47,011.Lafourche schools Superintendent Jarod Martin said the half-cent sales tax would give all certified employees, such as teachers, a $3...

  • Other School Board action

    In other action taken from the Lafourche Parish School Board meeting of Nov. 6, 2019:Here is a rundown of action taken during Wednesday’s Lafourche Parish School Board meeting. All votes were unanimous unless otherwise noted.ACTION: Accepted the change order for remaining contingency order for security upgrades at Thibodaux High School crediting $16,745.99.ACTION: Accepted a $551 bid for hunting and trapping privileges on the Section 16, Township 19 South, Range 22 East lease by Jared Guid...

  • Louisiana officials debate house elevation standards

    A state official last week suggested Louisiana should enact stricter home construction standards to mitigate flood risk, but an industry representative said that would make houses unaffordable for the middle class.Building above the base flood elevation reduces risk and flood insurance costs, state floodplain management coordinator Cindy O’Neal said.Speaking to a legislative committee, she gave an example of a house built right at the base flood elevation, which is the level of a flood bel...

  • News in Brief- November 13, 2019

    Essence Fest staying in New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Essence Festival will be returning to New Orleans for at least the next five years.News outlets report New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Gov. John Bel Edwards recently announced the contract extension to 2024. This year's festival, the 25th overall, was the last under the previous extension.The festival traditionally is held on the Fourth of July weekend and features empowerment sessions and musical performances, some by the...

  • Medical marijuana in Louisiana: Questions about cost arise

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three months after medical marijuana became available in Louisiana, doctors and clinics say some patients are finding the cost for therapeutic cannabis too high for treatment, pricing them out of a medication they waited years to obtain.Nine pharmacies dispense medicinal-grade pot and set their individual prices. Dispensary owners say their charges reflect an industry with startup charges, small patient numbers and lengthy regulatory hurdles to meet.In August, Louis...

  • Free Hunter Education Field Day slated for November 20

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will host a FREE Hunter Education Field Day on Wednesday, Nov. 20, for anyone ages 10 or older who has completed the home study course. The class will take place from 4 p.m.

  • Voters will decide on several key races Saturday

    Local and statewide voters helped break records as early voting ended Saturday.Voters will make their final decisions on several keys races in this Saturday’s runoff election, mainly, who will lead Louisiana for the next four years, current Governor John Bel Edwards, Democrat, or challenger Eddie Rispone, Republican.For the office of Secretary of State voters will decide between incumbent Kyle Ardoin, Republican, or "Gwen" Collins-Greenup, Democrat.Lafourche Parish residents will...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Nov. 4-9

    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.

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