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  • Lafourche Parish schools chief to get new SUV

    October 1, 2013 10:05 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Lafourche Parish Schools Superintendent Jo Ann Matthews will receive a new $40,668 white Ford Expedition soon thanks to the district's taxpayers. Business Manager Don Gaudet says the vehicle, which will serve as her personal and professional transportation, will be the second one purchased by the school... more »
  • Lafourche Parish suspends hiring of auditor

    March 28, 2012 10:25 AM

    MATHEWS, La. (AP) - The Lafourche Parish Council has decided to hold off on hiring an internal auditor to oversee parish government's finances and spending. The Courier reports a search committee comprised of three council members recommended three finalists. Some council members have questioned the need for a fulltime auditor... more »
  • 2 arrested in Lafourche Parish, cash and drugs seized

    August 12, 2010 9:19 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - An undercover sting in Lafourche Parish has resulted in the arrest of two men and the seizure of cash and thousands of dollars worth of illegal drugs. The parish sheriff's office said Thursday that 29-year-old Keitha Gabriel and 27-year-old Stephan Singleton, both of Raceland, are being... more »
  • Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Deputy Arrested for Allegedly Raping a 6-Year-Old Girl

    August 11, 2010 12:14 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A Lafourche Parish sheriff's deputy has been arrested on allegations that he raped a 6-year-old girl. The Daily Comet reports 33-year-old David Lewellen, of Thibodaux, was booked Tuesday night with aggravated rape. He is being held at the Lafourche jail in lieu of a $250,000 bond.... more »
  • Oil Washes Ashore in Lafourche Parish

    May 20, 2010 6:07 PM

    Photos provided by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries depict images of oil as it washes ashore Elmer's Island today in Lafouche Parish. LDWF biologists, stationed at the Fisheries Lab in Grand Isle, conduct daily field surveys of Elmer's Island, Grand Terre, Port Fourchon and Grand Isle beaches, documenting... more »
  • Corps puts about $11 M in stimulus money into La

    October 15, 2009 7:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers is spending about $11 million in stimulus money on dikes along the Calcasieu River, navigation floodgates in Lafourche Parish and on the Morganza to the Gulf levee project. The corps says $9.3 million is being spent on repairing foreshore dikes on... more »
  • 5 get saggy-pants citations in SE Louisiana parish

    September 27, 2009 3:50 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Five people have been ticketed in the two years since Lafourche Parish banned people from wearing saggy pants that publicly show the wearer's undergarments. The local law was written by Councilman Lindel Toups because he says he had trouble enforcing the way his own grandson dressed.... more »

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