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Sunday, September 23, 2018



Human Interest

  • Social Security recipients could see their biggest raise in years

    Good news for those who are collecting Social Security: Your monthly checks likely will be bigger next year.The Senior Citizens League, a nonpartisan senior advocacy organization, forecasts benefits will jump by 2.8 percent in 2019 – which would be the largest increase in seven years.If that does not change between now and October, that will be the highest bump retirees have seen in recent years.The Social Security Administration generally announces its cost-of-living adjustment in October...

  • Edwards: Louisiana surplus driven by income tax collections

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards hailed news that Louisiana has an estimated $300 million surplus from the last budget year, saying Thursday the money stems from better-than-expected income personal and business tax collections and demonstrates an improving economy."We have more jobs, people brought home better paychecks and businesses were more profitable, and obviously, it should go without saying, this is the kind of progress we want to see," the Democratic govern...

  • Lafourche School Board chooses finalists for superintendent

    The Lafourche Parish School Board has chosen three applicants to be interviewed for the schools superintendent position at a special meeting on Sept. 29.Of the five who submitted applications by the Aug. 31 deadline, Bubba Orgeron, Louis Voiron and Clyde Washington will be interviewed by the School Board to replace Jo Ann Matthews, who is retiring in March as superintendent.Orgeron has experience throughout Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes.

  • Nicholls library to host anniversary exhibit

    Ellender Memorial Library invites the public to walk through time with its newest archival exhibit celebrating the 70th Anniversary of when Nicholls State University opened its doors."Nicholls Goes Platinum: 70 years of Nicholls History” features photographs and artifacts from historical moments on Nicholls’ campus. Items on display include a photo of Nicholls first president Dr. Charles Elkins breaking ground on the campus in 1947, the class assignment board former registrar Ja...

  • Parish hoping voters reinstate garbage tax on Nov. 6

    Lafourche Parish government is preparing an information campaign ahead of the upcoming election to reinstate a 1 percent sales tax for garbage collection.Lafourche Parish voters will determine whether to reinstate a portion of the 1986 one-cent sales tax to fund parishwide garbage and recycling services on November 6th.Currently, the parish collects 0.7 of a percent sales tax for garbage collection, excluding the city of Thibodaux. The matter before voters on Nov. 6 is whether to raise the ...

  • Central Lafourche early voting location unveiled

    Years of community efforts culminated in the opening of a new early voting location in central Lafourche Thursday.Interim Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin, Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle, Councilman Corey Perrillioux, Registrar of Voters Mike Boudreaux and Clerk of Court Annette Fontana unveiled the new polling location in Mathews with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house.“This is something I think we’ve all been working on for months, years, and think we all got it together now....

  • Activities planned for Voter Registration Week

    BATON ROUGE, La. — Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is joining registrars of voters across the state the week of Sept. 24-28 to host Voter Registration Week activities aimed at registering eligible citizens to vote.The next regularly scheduled election in Louisiana is the congressional primary on Tuesday, Nov.

  • Lung transplant survivor races back to recovery

    HOUMA, La. (AP) — After receiving his second double lung transplant last year, just getting out of a chair took a lot out of Paul Thibodeaux.His weight fell to 108 pounds and he was on oxygen 24 hours a day with 12-percent lung function.Not only did the Thibodaux Police narcotics agent make a full recovery and return to duty in April he participated in the Donate Life Transplant Games of America, which were held in Salt Lake City, Utah, last month."I've always been athletic,"...

  • Treasurer: Louisiana has $300M-plus surplus from last year

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will have a surplus topping $300 million from the last budget year when the final numbers are settled next month, the state's treasurer said Friday.Treasurer John Schroder said the state recently closed the books on the 2017-18 budget year that ended June 30 with a cash balance exceeding $400 million, although the figure has to be audited and double-checked."We have a lot of cash in the bank," the Republican elected official said. "We...

  • Treasurer: Louisiana has $300M-plus surplus from last year

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will have a surplus topping $300 million from the last budget year when the final numbers are settled next month, the state's treasurer said Friday.Treasurer John Schroder said the state recently closed the books on the 2017-18 budget year that ended June 30 with a cash balance exceeding $400 million, although the figure has to be audited and double-checked."We have a lot of cash in the bank," the Republican elected official said. "We...

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