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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Sunday, April 21, 2019



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  • Analysis: Below-radar feuds brewing in Louisiana Legislature

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Beyond Louisiana's never-ending budget arguments, some lower profile disputes over billboards and sales tax collection methods are churning in the legislative session, dividing lawmakers and creating conflicts with outside groups that hold sway at the state capitol.Two lawmakers are proposing measures aimed at reining in the number of billboards along Louisiana roadways, and the effort has rankled Baton Rouge-based Lamar Advertising Company, one of the nation...

  • Accused priest list released from diocese where abuse was first made public

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Catholic diocese where the first widely reported case of clergy sex abuse became public in the 1980s released a list Friday of 33 priests and four deacons credibly accused of sexually abusing a minor or vulnerable adult.The list released by Bishop Douglas Deshotels of Louisiana's Diocese of Lafayette identifies three priests who were convicted or pleaded guilty but did not indicate where any of the 37 was accused, let alone give details of the accusations.It...

  • South Lafourche High chosen for state education panel

    South Lafourche High School has been chosen to participate in the state’s Ed Talks later this summer as a leader in education.School leaders are scheduled to lead a panel discussion at the Ed Talks series at the 2019 Teacher Leader Summit, held June 26-28 in New Orleans, the Department of Education announced last week.The panel will focus on the school’s approach to academic planning and professional development to prepare students for college and careers.The school was named the 201...

  • New deputy permit director chosen

    After recently filling all of the vacant department head positions, Lafourche Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle has now announced a new interim deputy department head for planning and permitting.In a statement released Tuesday, Cantrelle announced his appointment of Joseph “JY” Delcambre as interim deputy director of permits.Last month, parish Risk Manager Brent Abadie told the parish Civil Service Board that the administration had appointed Delcambre to the position effecti...

  • Council action taken Tuesday, April 9

    In other action from the Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Lafourche Parish Council public meeting (all votes were unanimous; Perrillioux absent):-- Accepted minutes of Council meetings of November 27, December 11 Special Meeting and December 11, 2018-- Heard a proclamation by Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle honoring 9 Lafourche parish students for their art work submitted for the 2019 Calendar Contest-- Heard a proclamation by Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle proclaiming April 2019 as Fair Housing Month-...

  • News in Brief- April 14, 2019

    Opening of New Orleans airport terminal delayed until fall

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The opening of a new $1 billion terminal at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport has been delayed to this fall.News outlets report the city of New Orleans and the New Orleans Aviation Board announced the delay on Thursday. An airport release says the delay will allow more time for testing, training and implementing key system at the facility, which will replace the city's existing airport'...

  • Louisiana lawmakers sift through spending ideas for new cash

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Now that Louisiana's governor and legislative leaders have settled on updated state income projections, the haggling begins over how to spend the newly available millions.Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Legislature are sifting through a long list of competing requests for new dollars, with college leaders, early childhood education advocates and agency chiefs among those vying for the cash.Three different pots of money are available after the state income forecast...

  • Council OKs $2 million in road projects

    The Lafourche Parish Council approved a $2.2 million road project in south Lafourche Tuesday night. Members unanimously passed an amended budget for phase two of the Road Sales Tax District 2 road improvements project.The original budget amendment would have set aside nearly $3.3 million for the project, including two additional projects. Council Chairman Noonie Autin asked that the project be amended to include only the original scope, saving the other two for later this year to wait for more m...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, April 8-10

    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.

  • School Board seeks $2.6M in owed oil royalties

    The Lafourche Parish School Board is taking steps to reclaim $2.6 million in mineral royalties currently held by the state.Schools Superintendent Louis Voiron told the School Board last Wednesday that the state owes the district $2.6 million in mineral royalties collected from production on 16th section land in Lake Raccourci, located in south Lafourche to the west of Leeville.The money was collected from 2007 to 2010, Voiron said. Despite the sinking land, the state has ruled the school di...

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