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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018



Breaking News

  • Candidates discuss views at forum

    A political forum hosted by the Chamber of Lafourche and the Bayou Region was held on Thursday for candidates for Lafourche Parish School Board as well as District Judge Division B and Lafourche Parish Assessor. The three candidates seeking the judgeship from retiring judge Jerome Barbera are John J. Erny, III, Anthony “Tony” Lewis and Steve Miller.

  • Atlantic hurricane season among weakest in decades

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — This year's Atlantic hurricane season is shaping up to be one of the weakest in decades with only five named storms in the region so far this year. That is the fewest named storms since the full Atlantic season of 1983, when there were four. 

  • Jindal admin: State has a $178.5M surplus

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Jindal Administration says Louisiana has ended the 2014 fiscal year with a $178.5 million budget surplus. Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols said Thursday that creating a "fiscally responsible" plan for the surplus is the administration's next step with health care and higher education as the top priorities.

  • Lafourche Government now offers electronic notifications

    Lafourche Parish Government wants to make residents aware of a free service called eNotification. The eNotification system is a useful feature built- in to Lafourche Parish Government’s newly revamped website that was launched in May of this year.

  • Two Cars Seized from Drug Dealers in Lafourche Will Be Used to Promote Drug Resistance Education

    Two cars seized from drug dealers in 2012 will be utilized to promote awareness of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office D.A.R.E. program.A 2007 black Lincoln MKZ and a white 2008 Cadillac CTS will bear colorful graphics that will be utilized to promote the D.A.R.E. program in addition to the 1989 Ford Mustang convertible which had been used since 1996 and will soon be refurbished.

  • Parish to stay on top of Ebola Virus outbreaks

    Lafourche Parish Government and the Office of Emergency Preparedness want to let local residents know they are working with the Department of Health and Hospitals as well as the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness to monitor the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the event a case presents itself in Louisiana. To date, there have been no reports of EVD entering the state and officials are urging residents to remain calm, but vigilant. In an effort to present the latest inf...

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: Oct. 6 - 8

    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.

  • 1st Ebola patient diagnosed in the US has died

    DALLAS (AP) — The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, a little more than a week after his illness exposed gaps in the nation's defenses against the disease and set off a scramble to track down anyone exposed to him. Thomas Eric Duncan, 42, was pronounced dead at 7:51 a.m. at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where he had been kept in isolation since Sept.

  • Government Complex hosts interactive display

    The Lafourche Parish Government Complex houses a number of departments, while also serving as the site for regular council meetings. While these are the things people most closely associate with parish government, it isn’t the only thing happening at the Lafourche Parish Government Complex these days. 

  • $627M in Gulf oil spill recovery projects approved

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Officials approved plans Friday to spend $627 million on 44 projects meant to aid recovery from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but environmentalists are fuming that $58 million will go to an Alabama beachfront hotel they say will hurt rather than help the Gulf. BP PLC provided $1 billion in 2011 as a coastal restoration down payment following the Deepwater Horizon spill.

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