Archive for July 2010

Jindal, Taffaro push for approval of remaining sand berms

Jul 26th, 2010 | By

Gov. Bobby Jinal said he sees progress being made on the sand berms under way just outside the Chandeleur Islands. He said work crews have made two important achievements.



Threatened LSU AgCenter gets Council support

Jul 26th, 2010 | By

The St. Bernard Council this week offered its support for the LSU AgCenter and its local 4-H program in response to sweeping budget cuts that threaten the sustainability of the program. Local 4-H agent Wayne Burgess was on hand to explain the AgCenter’s difficult financial position. “At the beginning of July, the president of the […]



18-year-old makes bid for School Board seat

Jul 26th, 2010 | By
18-year-old makes bid for School Board seat

Most teenagers run for the hills when high school is over, but not Rashelle Vandenborre. The 18-year-old Chalmette High graduate is making a bid to become the St. Bernard Parish School Board’s youngest member and aims to bring what some say is a welcomed new perspective.



Brock Silva sizzles as St. Bernard Flyers soar at big AAU track meet

Jul 6th, 2010 | By

Remaining undefeated in two distance races during the summer track season, 11-year-old Brock Silva continued to spearhead the St. Bernard Flyers at the district qualifier for the AAU Junior Olympic Games set for Virginia at the end of July.



Parish nails together hurricane plans for oil spill operations

Jul 6th, 2010 | By

Parish Emergency Management Officials and oil spill contractors have hammered out a hurricane evacuation plan for St. Bernard’s oil spill response effort. Officials say the plan is designed to cause minimal interference with the parish’s overall hurricane evacuation plan.



Port dedicated in honor of Sammy Nunez

Jul 6th, 2010 | By
Port dedicated in honor of Sammy Nunez

After nearly five years of operating out of temporary trailers near the iconic Kaiser Aluminum smokestack, leaders of the St. Bernard Port, Harbor and Terminal District officially dedicated the port’s new Administration and Security Complex this week in Chalmette.