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  • Contractor chosen for St. Helena school project

    October 23, 2013 9:44 AM

    GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - The St. Helena Parish School Board named Ragusa Construction, of Independence, as the contractor for renovations and additions at St. Helena Central High School. The Advocate reports the school board held a special meeting Tuesday to award the bid in advance of a groundbreaking ceremony on... more »
  • 4 La. students chosen as White House interns

    March 14, 2012 10:18 AM

    Four Louisiana students have been selected as Spring 2012 interns at the White House. They are: Evan Casper-Futterman, of New York, N.Y., who attends the School of Urban Planning and Regional Studies at the University of New Orleans; Nicholas Giles, a Southern University Law Center student from Houston; Kevin Hagan,... more »
  • Sculptor chosen for Orleans evacuation art

    March 7, 2012 7:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Massachusetts sculptor, Douglas Kornfeld, has been chosen to create a work of art that will be reproduced in various sizes and placed at 17 key points around the city of New Orleans - marking evacuation points where people who need transportation out of town can... more »
  • Foster Campbell chosen chairman of PSC

    January 26, 2012 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Foster Campbell, of Bossier Parish, is the new chairman of the Louisiana Public Service Commission. The Advocate reports the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for governor in 2007 was elected on a 3-2 vote Wednesday by the state's regulators who oversee the costs charged by utility, trucking... more »
  • UGA student chosen for BCS championship field goal

    January 5, 2012 10:13 AM

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A University of Georgia graduate student has a shot at winning thousands of dollars in prizes at one of the nation's biggest college football games. But first, he's got to make a 40-year-yard field goal at halftime of the Allstate BCS National Championship Monday in New... more »
  • Katrina book chosen for reading project

    September 7, 2011 6:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The book "Nine Lives" by New York writer Dan Baum has been chosen for a New Orleans reading project. The reading project, called "One Book, One New Orleans," is in its seventh year and kicks off Wednesday. Baum's book has been acclaimed by critics and New... more »
  • Update: Gay Ban in the Military

    September 21, 2010 12:00 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins says she'll vote against a bill that would allow gays to serve openly in the military unless Democrats agree to extend debate so that her colleagues can weigh in on other issues. Collins' position is likely the last nail in the coffin... more »
  • Nucor Corp. Has Chosen a LA Site for a $2 Billion Pig Iron Plant

    September 15, 2010 12:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A state lawmaker says Louisiana officials will announce Wednesday that steelmaker Nucor Corp. has chosen a Louisiana site for a $2 billion pig iron plant. Rep. Alton Aubert of Vacherie says he was informed of the decision Wednesday by the administration of Gov. Bobby Jindal. The... more »

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