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Sunday, November 11, 2018



Human Interest

  • 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...

  • LOGA meets as Louisiana oil industry stagnates

    The Louisiana Oil & Gas Association’s (LOGA) annual Fall Meeting & Seminar began Tuesday in Lafayette and among topics certain to generate discussion during the two-day gathering is how the state’s legal environment and its 12.5 percent severance tax on oil production is preventing Louisiana from benefiting from a boom in domestic crude production.The U.S. Energy Department announced last week that the U.S. likely surpassed Russia this summer, after eclipsing Saudi Arabia ear...

  • TRMC sponsors new playground equipment to elementary schools

    Thibodaux Regional Medical Center recently announced that it will sponsor new playground equipment for seven elementary schools in the Lafourche Parish School District. This project is a continuation of Thibodaux Regional’s ongoing initiative to improve the health and wellness of the youth in Lafourche and surrounding parishes.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Louisiana ranks fourth highest in the U.S. in childhood obesity, which often leads to chronic, pre...

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