Archive for May 2011

OLPS holds DARE graduation

May 30th, 2011 | By
OLPS holds DARE graduation

The fifth grade class of Our Lady of Prompt Succor held their D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony on Tuesday, May 17, in the school cafeteria. The program is offered by the St. Bernard Sheriff’s office under the direction of Lt. Lisa Jackson and Deputy Darren Miller. The students learn appropriate response mechanism to saying “NO” to the […]



Law enforcement effort provides aid for Special Olympics

May 30th, 2011 | By
Law enforcement effort provides aid for Special Olympics

The 28th local Law Enforcement Torch Run marked the beginning to this year’s Louisiana State Special Olympic Summer Games. The events taking place all over Louisiana are an organized effort to draw support for the games. St. Bernard Sheriffs office, parish government, D.A.R.E. officials and corrections department employees participated in the event on May 20, […]



SBG honors Dorsey

May 30th, 2011 | By
SBG honors Dorsey

Andre Dorsey was honored for his distinguished career as a student athlete. Chalmette High School’s Track Coach Jim Bickford also praised his prized athlete. “It was a pleasure coaching Andre. He exemplifies what being a student athlete is all about,” Bickford said. “Good luck in college, and hopefully, the Olympics.” Dorsey graduates this year and […]



St. Bernard Government opens Poydras Fire Station No. 8

May 30th, 2011 | By
St. Bernard Government opens Poydras Fire Station No. 8

St. Bernard Parish Government officially opened the last of its new fire stations on Tuesday, May 24. Fire Station No. 8 in Poydras is the seventh new fire station to be constructed with FEMA funding. Three additional stations were repaired. According to Parish figures, the $2,274,000 in costs included the demolition of the old site, […]



St. Bernard Tourism Center opening alongside first Seafood and Farmers’ Market

May 30th, 2011 | By
St. Bernard Tourism Center opening alongside first Seafood and Farmers’ Market

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the St. Bernard Tourism Center took place on May 20 in the Aycock Barn. Attending the ceremony were, from left, State Rep. Reed Henderson, Tourist Commission Board Member Alberta Lewis, Tourist Commission Chairman Claire Henderson, Tourism Director Elizabeth “Gidget” McDougall, St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro, Seafood and Farmers Market […]



“Mr. Vice President, please make good on your word.”

May 30th, 2011 | By

Sen. David Vitter—along with 14 other officials, including St. Bernard School Board Superintendent Doris Voitier— sent a letter to Vice President Joe Biden regarding his assurances of clemency in the ongoing odyssey of disaster loan forgiveness. In the letter dated May 23, these local officials reminded Vice President Biden of his public promise that the […]



Chalmette High Graduation 2011

May 27th, 2011 | By
Chalmette High Graduation 2011

There is always a quote by Dr. Seuss. Most often is “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” Why does every graduating class do that? Is it genetic at this point—some cultural memory passed on that we just can’t let go? Or maybe it has something to do with a graduation day of lines-lines-lines and all the […]



CHS Students of the Week

May 24th, 2011 | By
CHS Students of the Week

Chalmette High School Students of Week for April 11 are, from left, Brianna Acosta, Treyvanna Love, Tyré Rome and Zachary Hall. Not pictured are Louis Bailey and Michael Gatechair. Congratulations!



Coastal erosion panel

May 24th, 2011 | By
Coastal erosion panel

From 1930 to the year 2000, coastal Louisiana lost over 1,500 square miles of marsh land, and the data presented by the panel at the America’s Wetland Foundation Conference indicates an additional 513 square miles will be lost by 2050. The conference held on May 16 in the Belle Chasse Auditorium showcased local leaders and […]



New filings in Provident lawsuit

May 24th, 2011 | By

New documents were filed in the continuing series of lawsuits involving Provident Realty, St. Bernard Parish Government, and the various civic organizations of St. Bernard, as they make their way to a final decision on the fate of the apartment complexes. The documents were delivered to the parish and all parties recently, and the St. […]