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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Breaking News

  • Family Dollar opposes Dollar General overture

    MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) — Family Dollar has told shareholders to reject an unsolicited, $9.1 billion takeover bid from its rival, Dollar General. Family Dollar is currently trying to arrange a sale to another bargain chain, Dollar Tree Inc.

  • Highway Safety Checkpoint and DWI Checkpoint set

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office will conduct a Highway Safety Checkpoint and a DWI Checkpoint in the coming days. The Highway Safety Checkpoint will take place on Thursday, September 18, and the DWI checkpoint will begin on Saturday night, September 20 continuing into the early morning hours of Sunday, September 21. During the Highway Safety Checkpoint on Thursday, deputies will be checking motorists for seat belt and safety seat violations, expired inspection tags, and other violations.

  • Felony environmental charges added for Lafourche Parish man accused of theft and criminal damage to property

    Investigators within the Criminal Investigation Division of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality booked a Lafourche Parish man on September 11 for the illegal discharge of diesel fuel into state waterways. Garrett Gilliam, 41, of Cut Off, was originally arrested by Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s deputies on August 26, 2014, for stealing diesel from the 1 of 12 pump station located off of Highway 652 in Raceland sometime between the night of August 23, and the morning of August 24. After...

  • Design work on elevated highway continues

    Final design work on the first segment of elevated highway to eventually connect with the Louisiana Highway 1 (LA 1) overpass in Leeville is on schedule and expected to be complete in late spring of next year according to Henri Boulet, director of the LA1 Coalition. Once the design work is completed and approved, Boulet estimates that a construction commencement date from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will be approximately August or September of 2015. The segment, wh...

  • Savoie named Grand Marshall of this year’s French Food Festival

    Larose resident and long-time Larose Civic Center volunteer Ted Savoie, will serve as this year’s Grand Marshall of the French Food Festival. Savoie, the son of Sidney and Mathilde Savoie, was raised in Galliano, is a graduate of Larose-Cut Off High School and attended Delgado Trade School. Ted was not a stranger to the boat business because his father began his training as a rider when Ted was six years old.

  • When sinkholes open, they can swallow fortunes

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Solid ground isn't always a certainty. Sinkholes can lurk anywhere, beneath suburban homes, city streets or even football stadiums and museums.

  • Three levee districts develop partnership

    The September 8 South Lafourche Levee District (SLLD) public meeting was attended by directors of two other local levee districts—Dwayne Bourgeois of the North Lafourche Levee District (NLLD), and Reggie Dupre of the Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District (TLCD). The two directors shared in announcing the completion of a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement (CEA) between the three districts to begin a portion of levee protection along the Terrebonne-Lafourche border in the Pointe-Aux-Chenes area w...

  • Tenth Ward rec facilities to benefit from funding

    In a series of unanimous resolutions, the Lafourche Parish Council voted to give 10th Ward recreational centers and the Town of Golden Meadow up to $550,000 for repairs and improvements. At the public meeting Tuesday in Mathews, the council approved “Cooperative Endeavor Agreements” between the parish and three 10th Ward entities to allow funding for upgrades and repairs at the facilities which provide recreation to residents throughout the year. The Town of Golden Meadow will be given funding u...

  • Digital Safety Seminar shows hot to use technology responsibly

    We’ve all heard of the Golden Rule – Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. This guideline for human behavior has been with mankind for millennia. This behavioral rule has received an update.

  • Fast food restaurant manager and Raceland man arrested for theft of overnight deposits

    Two individuals, including a fast food restaurant manager, who stole overnight deposits from the restaurant were arrested. Stacey Pertuit, 31, of 400 East 40th Street in Cut Off, who is a shift manager at a McDonald's restaurant in Galliano, and Wallace Trosclair, 44, of 416 Church Street in Raceland are each facing theft and drug charges following the incident. Monday deputies responded to a theft at the McDonald's restaurant where they learned a shift manager, Stacey Pertuit, had claimed an ov...

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