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Sunday, November 18, 2018



Human Interest

  • 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...

  • Nicholls Alumni to celebrate university birthday with brunch

    Nicholls State University and the Nicholls Alumni Federation invite the public to join them for a brunch celebrating the university’s 70th birthday.Nicholls Alumni Jazz Brunch will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept.

  • Local firefighters answering the call to help

    Local firefighters, four from Lafourche Parish Fire District #3, and three from Houma Fire District, have deployed to South Carolina to assist with Hurricane Florence recovery efforts.These firefighters are members of the RRT3, (Regional Response Team 3), which falls under the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office.These four LPFD #3 firefighters are members of a group of dedicated and highly trained individuals. Their training includes high angle rope rescue, vehicle extrication, hazmat te...

  • Volunteers sought for Elmer’s Island Beach cleanup Saturday

    Nicholls State University, in partnership with the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), are hosting a beach cleanup at Elmer’s Island this Saturday, September 15, and will coincide with the Ocean Conservancy’s Annual International Coastal Cleanup Day and National Estuaries Week.The Elmer’s Island event will start at 10 a.m. and will end around 1 p.m.Volunteers will clean approximately 2.5 miles of s...

  • Lafourche Parish Public Library September Events

    The Lafourche Parish Public Library will forgive outstanding fines in any amount for overdue, damaged or lost items in September in exchange for varying amounts of donated nonperishable food or pet supplies. Fines associated with laptops, electronics, or video games are excluded.Any person who owes money to the library for anything (except excluded items) from less than $1 to more than $100 -- can bring in items according to a suggested donation schedule to clear their library record and once ag...

  • Local pharmacist Gerald Callais passes away after long illness

    During the early hours of Saturday morning August 18th, as the thunder roared and lightening flashed from a local thunderstorm, a small group of family and friends said goodbye to their father, grandfather, and friend as Gerald Callais peacefully passed away. But not without a fight! For the past week or two, hospice personnel said Gerald was near death but he continued to beat the odds.And those who knew and loved Gerald knew he would not give up without a struggle.

  • Barbers dole out dozens of cuts to New Orleans' homeless

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nearly two years ago, Brennon Jones told his wife Tasha, "I want to go cut hair for the homeless." The next day, Jones hit the streets of Philadelphia with scissors and sprays in tow, dolling out styles and trims to the city's homeless population.It was supposed to be a one time thing, but a video of Jones' philanthropic barbering went viral, kicking off the Haircuts4Homeless initiative.Brennon and Tasha have been on tour ever since.Most recently, they ...

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