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New Subdivision Regulations A Tough Sell

Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph’s failed attempt to strengthen subdivision regulations in the Parish’s Code of Ordinances is evidence that government officials are worried about the present rather than the future.

Tuesday’s council meeting saw five of her six proposed ordinances concerning future subdivision storm water control and planned drainage shot down by concerns over increased up-front costs for developers.

 

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Headlines posted Friday, July 26,2013
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Water Hyacinths Return to Bayou Lafourche

Water Hyacinths Return to Bayou Lafourche

As a result of the warm weather, water hyacinths (water lilies) in Bayou Lafourche have undergone a growth explosion. The attractive purple flowers produced by these invasive aquatic pests mask their damaging effects which include impacts on industry, commercial and recreational boating, threaten our drinking water supply and deplete oxygen levels which can lead to fish kills. 

 

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Local authorities report recent arrests: July 13-25

Local authorities report recent arrests: July 13-25

The following information is based on reports from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. Those individuals have been booked with, not convicted of, the offenses shown. All accused should be presumed innocent until proved guilty.

 

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Door-to-door Mail Delivery Would Be Phased Out Under Plan Approved By House Committee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Door-to-door mail delivery is about as American as apple pie. With the Postal Service facing billions of dollars in annual losses, that tradition could be virtually phased out by 2022 under a proposal in Congress.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Wednesday approved a plan to move to cluster box and curbside delivery, which includes mailboxes at the end of driveways.

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RNC Helping State Republican Party On Senate Race

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Republican National Committee is bolstering Louisiana GOP efforts to oust U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu.

The RNC has paid to hire a state director for the Republican Party of Louisiana, as part of its ongoing work to defeat Landrieu, a Democrat seeking a fourth term in office, in the 2014 Senate race.

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Shipwreck In Gulf Believed To Be 200 Years Old

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Researchers say a shipwreck has been discovered 150 miles off the coast of Galveston that could yield insight into Texas' fight for independence.

Officials with Texas A&M University at Galveston and Texas State University say the recovery expedition of the two-masted ship concluded Wednesday. It may have sunk in the Gulf of Mexico 200 years ago.

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Feds: Halliburton Agrees To Plead Guilty In Spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Halliburton Energy Services has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the 2010 Gulf oil spill, the Department of Justice said Thursday.

Federal officials said in a news release that a criminal information charging Halliburton with one count of destruction of evidence was filed in federal court in Louisiana.

 

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