Our Lady of Perpetual Help School held its Annual Jump-a-thon for the American Heart Association. Students jumped rope during their enrichment period.
Archive for February 2011
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal with Queens and/or Princesses of the Mystick Krewe of Louisianans. They were at the Governor’s mansion before the Krewe left for [...]
South Plaquemines alumnus and Port Sulphur native, Rodney Bartholomew was named Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week two weeks in a row for his performance on Indiana Tech’s team. Bartholomew, a junior forward, averages 14.4 points per game and 10.4 rebounds per game.
Hurricane season is months away, however the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is behind schedule on increasing the height of 15 miles worth of Mississippi River levees in Plaquemines Parish. The Corps presented a plan of attack to heighten the parish levees in time to meet their June 1 deadline – the start of hurricane [...]
The marshes in coastal Louisiana lose about one football field-worth of land every 30 minutes, according to America’s Wetland Foundation. The conservation organization and area politicians hosted a tour of Bay Jimmy and the disintegrating marshlands on Feb. 15 to draw attention to the growing problem of coastal erosion. “Whether we like it or not, [...]
It seems to be the end of the line for the Plaquemines Parish Council’s efforts in trying to stop charter revisions proposed by the Plaquemines Parish Charter Commission from being placed before voters after the Louisiana Supreme Court refused on Friday to hear their appeal. “We absolutely thought it was the right decision,” said Bill [...]
Changes to the zoning regulations in Belle Chasse were the topic of a meeting of the Plaquemines Parish Planning and Development Board, and after much questioning, the board voted to officially recommend the changes. The next step will be a council vote. The two alterations to the text of the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance would prohibit [...]
Congratulations to the Belle Chasse Middle School Beta Club on a job well done at District 12 Competition Day on January 22, 2011 at Boothville-Venice Elementary School. The Bulldogs had a wonderful time meeting with other Betas and participating in academic and talent competitions. BCMS placed third in the t-shirt competition with our club shirt [...]
A Belle Chasse lawyer was recently selected to join the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, made up of only 15 attorneys from across the country, in the legal fight against BP and any other parties involved in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Philip Cossich, Jr., of Cossich, Sumich, Parsiola and Taylor LLC, was one of the hundreds [...]
Juvenile and Family Court Judges toured the CARE Center as a model for communities It was a proud day for the Plaquemines Community C.A.R.E. Center last month when the facility was chosen by the Louisiana Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges to tour, as a model for suburban rural parishes that provides multifaceted services [...]