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Sunday, January 20, 2019



Human Interest

  • Louisiana's average score falls on ACT college entrance exam

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's high school student performance on the ACT college readiness test declined in the latest scores and remains below the national average.Figures released Wednesday by the Iowa group that administers the test show the latest average composite score among all states was 20.8 for the 2018 high school graduating class.Louisiana's average was 19.2 , down from 19.5 a year earlier.The test measures how students perform in English, reading, math and scienc...

  • Vigil honors domestic violence victims

    Louisiana has the second-highest rate in the U.S. of women killed by men, but those who attended a vigil Tuesday night want to change that.In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, The Haven, the Lafourche District Attorney’s Office and P.A.C.T. Place Supervised Visitation and Monitored Exchange Center hosted a candlelight vigil in Raceland Tuesday night.The annual vigil honors those who have experienced domestic violence and seeks to provi...

  • HPV vaccination rate among Louisiana teens increases over national average

    Baton Rouge, La. – The number of Louisiana teens ages 13-17 up to date on the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination is on the rise, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published August 24, 2018, shows Louisiana with a rate of 52.9 percent, an increase of 11.1 percent over the 2016 rate of 41.8 percent. Louisiana’s rate is higher than the national average of 48.6 percent.Dr.

  • The Alternative to Dying

     In recent years I've watched good friends walk the valley of battling cancer. Somewhat slowly they went through the process of fighting for their lives. Finally, one day it was over and they died.I sat with one dear friend in his home months before he died and he asked, "Why me?" He was about 63 and had just started thinking about retirement and then his life was over.I was talking to a classmate from high school who was telling me about his elevated PSA while his significant...

  • Galliano Pontoon Bridge closed next week

     The Galliano Pontoon Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic starting on Monday, October 22, at approximately 8:30 a.m. until repairs are completed. At this time, DPW expects to complete the repairs by the end of the day on Tuesday, October 23.

  • Army Insurance

    Airman Jones was assigned to the induction center, where he advised new recruits about their government benefits, especially their GI insurance.It wasn't long before Captain Smith noticed that Airman Jones was having a staggeringly high success rate, selling insurance to nearly 100% of the recruits he advised.Rather than ask about this, the Captain stood in the back of the room and listened to Jones' sales pitch.Jones explained the basics of GI Insurance to the new recruits, and then sai...

  • Lafourche Parish shines a light on domestic violence in October

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office is promoting awareness of domestic violence throughout the month of October, which is recognized nationally as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.This year’s theme is “Lafourche Parish Shines a Light on Domestic Violence.”Despite it being one of the most chronically underreported crimes, Lafourche Parish answered 1,488 calls related to domestic violence in 2017. In that same year, 665 protective orders were issued in Lafourche Parish t...

  • Louisiana Cajun Bayou Tourism unveils newly remodeled visitor center

    Louisiana Cajun Bayou Tourism officially unveiled the newly remodeled visitor center for Lafourche Parish Friday with legislative and tourism partners, and the community present.The remodel process began nearly two years ago and was developed to showcase the culture of Lafourche Parish and to create a sense of place for visitors.“The visitor center’s role is to serve as an inspiration to encourage visitors to go out and explore all the wonderful experiences found up and down the Bayo...

  • Rotary Club hosting annual Shrimp Boil Off Saturday

    The Rotary Club of Golden Meadow is once again hosting its annual Shrimp Boil Off this Saturday at the Oakridge Community Park in Golden Meadow.This celebration of local music and the shrimp industry is one way that the Rotary Club of Golden Meadow shares fellowship with the community.The club has planned an all you can eat shrimp boil for festival goers along with popular bands in the area. Shrimp will be served from 11 a.m. until it’s gone.Shrimp boiling teams will vie for the title of b...

  • Nicholls Players to perform play by alum, dean

    What would you do if you had just survived one of the deadliest hurricanes in history? The Nicholls Players will explore that question with their fall production of “As Long As the Earth Lasts,” an award-winning play written by a Nicholls alum and professor.Author Dr. John Doucet, Distinguished Service Professor and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, based the play on stories passed down by his ancestors, who were survivors of the 1893 Cheniere Caminada Hurricane.

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