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Sunday, November 19, 2017

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  • Happy Holidays property owners! 2017 Tax notices are in the mail

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office has begun the process of mailing out 52,020 tax notices to Lafourche Parish property owners. Of that number, 11,590 are homestead exempt and owe no taxes.A total of $120,568,870 in property taxes are now due and can be paid online, in person, or by mail.These taxes help fund all aspects of public service in the parish such as roads, drainage, levees, law enforcement, fire departments, hospitals, ambulance services, schools, and recreation.Payments can ...

  • Action taken at the Lafourche Parish Council Meeting of Tuesday, Nov. 14

    Below is a rundown of action taken Tuesday night by the Lafourche Parish Council during committee meetings. All votes were unanimous unless otherwise noted.ACTION: Overrode the parish president’s veto of the abolishment of the Department of Community Services. The vote was 7-2, with Daniel Lorraine and James Bourgeois voting no.ACTION: Overrode the parish president’s veto of the abolishment of the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

  • Clune selected to serve as Nicholls President

    During a special board meeting in Baton Rouge, the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System named Jay Clune the 6th president of Nicholls State University.Clune, interim graduate dean for the University of West Florida, is a Nicholls graduate and native of Houma.“I am passionate about Nicholls State University and the region it serves. It’s the place to which I have always aspired to return, and remain,” Clune said. “I will work tirelessly with our stud...

  • House passes bill to renew flood insurance program

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Tuesday backed legislation that will increase flood insurance premiums for many property owners to help firm up a program under stress from ever-more frequent and powerful storms.The bill's passage was secured when sponsors made a variety of changes to accommodate lawmakers determined to protect constituents from even steeper rate hikes or from being booted out of the program altogether. The vote was 237-189.Just last month, the insurance program needed a...

  • Lafourche drainage projects showing results

    Two drainage projects in south Lafourche Parish that have been in the works since Hurricanes Gustav and Ike in 2008 are producing dramatic results for residents as they near completion.The project along La. 3235 near Frank’s Supermarket in Larose involved redirecting the drainage ditches and lines. That has allowed for the water to flow out of the areas where it previously pooled and nearly flooded neighborhoods along both sides of the highway from West Ninth to West 14th streets.“Yo...

  • Conservation groups identify priority projects to restore Louisiana’s coast

    (NEW ORLEANS) - Wednesday, leading national and local conservation groups working together to address Louisiana’s severe land loss crisis released a report, Restoring the Mississippi River Delta: A Recommended List of Coastal Restoration Projects and Programs, outlining 17 priority projects for restoring the Mississippi River Delta and coastal Louisiana.Restore the Mississippi River Delta – a coalition comprised of Environmental Defense Fund, the National Wildlife Federation, Nationa...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Nov. 12-15

     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. 

  • Runoff candidates diverge on role of Louisiana's treasurer

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As the competition to be Louisiana's next treasurer enters its final week, the two candidates are sparring over the role of the state's chief money manager and their qualifications for the job, as they struggle to draw voters to the polls.Democrat Derrick Edwards and Republican John Schroder have the same problem that has plagued contenders since the start of campaign season: attracting interest to a race that few voters seem to care about when they learn it...

  • Questions raised during first budget hearing

    In its first round of hearings Monday, the Lafourche Parish Council raised questions about recreation, property taxes on Saturday’s ballot and who put together the budget.Members of the recreation district boards brought forward questions of why certain projects that they hadn’t asked for were on the 2018 budget. One of these projects was bathroom improvements in Raceland, which no one could determine where the project came from or who asked for it.Albert Martin Jr., with Lafourche R...

  • Port Operations Center named for late Commissioner Wilbert Collins

    After committee meetings last week, the Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC) unveiled the new sign for its main operations facility in Port Fourchon, officially naming it the Wilbert Collins, Sr. Operations Center in memory of GLPC board member and oysterman Wilbert Collins.Family members of Collins, along with several commissioners who served on the GLPC board with him, officially revealed the new sign bearing Collins' name. The Collins family was also in attendance at the meeting, wher...

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Sunday, November 19, 2017