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  • Port Commission honors late commissioner

    The Greater Lafourche Port Commission adopted a resolution Wednesday honoring a former commissioner who was killed in a traffic accident last month.The resolution recognized the work done by the late Perry Gisclair in his role as a commissioner while serving the community.His family was given a framed copy of the resolution set alongside photos of the late commissioner.Board President Chuckie Cheramie said Gisclair had done a great job on the board and thanked his brother for stepping into the r...

  • In other action: Lafourche Parish Council meeting, Oct. 8, 2019

    Here is a rundown of action taken during tonight’s Lafourche Parish Council meeting. All votes were unanimous unless otherwise noted. Councilman Jerry Lafont was absent.ACTION: Accepted the minutes of the Sept.

  • News in Brief- September 13, 2019

    Man hurt in 16-foot fall on cruise ship on Louisiana coast

    VENICE, La. (AP) — A man has been critically injured in a nearly 16-foot (5-meter) fall on a Carnival cruise ship off the coast of Louisiana.News outlets report the U.S. Coast Guard says the 23-year-old man was hurt early Tuesday on the ship near Venice.

  • Lockport agrees on budget, considers new tax proposal

    The town of Lockport has finally approved a budget for the fiscal year that began July 1.After several months of back-and-forth between the mayor, Town Council and police chief, the council approved the $879,000budget at a special meeting Monday night.Notably, the new budget does not take any reserve money out of the town’s fund balance, a first for at least 10 years.“This budget does balance without that because we found additional revenue,” Councilman Stephen Baudoin said. &l...

  • Lafourche schedules 2020 budget hearings

    Lafourche residents will have two opportunities next month to voice their concerns or make comments and suggestions for the 2020 budget.The Lafourche Council voted to schedule budget hearings for 5 p.m. Nov. 12 and 13, before the final adoption of the budget on Nov.

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Oct. 6-9

    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.

  • Documentary highlights rape allegations at Louisiana jail

    At least a half-dozen women told authorities that deputies raped and trafficked them to male inmates inside a long-troubled jail in southwestern Louisiana, according to newly unearthed state and FBI records.The records offer a harrowing account of sexual assault being traded as currency in a contraband ring that pervaded the Jefferson Davis Parish jail. Three deputies were charged in the 2002 corruption case. One of them remains a small-town police officer in Louisiana, The Associated Press foun...

  • Saying goodbye to Sundays

    After we print and distribute our Sunday, October 13 edition of the Lafourche Gazette, we will be saying goodbye to Sundays.After much thought and careful consideration, the Lafourche Gazette has decided to discontinue with the Sunday edition.Started in October of 1990, the Sunday publication was a welcomed and complimentary addition to our Wednesday paper.But for the last few years it hasn’t been feasible to continue to publish on Sundays.However, we will continue with our traditional mid...

  • Races to be decided Saturday

    Voters who didn’t take advantage of early voting will be asked to go to the polls Saturday to decide several local and statewide races, along with four Constitutional Amendments.A very busy early voting week ended last Saturday.Below is a rundown of statewide and local candidates, along with the four Amendments that will be appearing on the ballot.Incumbents are denoted with an asterisk (*), Republicans with an (R), Democrats with a (D), Independents with an (I), and Libertarians with an (...

  • Ninth annual Bayou Region Public Safety Expo set for October 19

     Sheriff Craig Webre invites the public to join the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office and more than 30 other public service agencies at the 9th Annual Bayou Region Public Safety Expo. This fun-filled event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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