Plaquemines Parish Votes Republican Across the Ballot, DA Race Heads to a Runoff
Plaquemines Parish Votes Republican Across the Ballot, DA Race Heads to a Runoff

Plaquemines Parish Votes Republican Across the Ballot, DA Race Heads to a Runoff

Even with COVID-19 restrictions and power outages caused by Hurricane Zeta, the 2020 election held on Tuesday, November 3 went by without complications in Plaquemines. While a good portion of votes were accounted for through mail-in ballots or early voting, Plaquemines residents who wished to wait until Election Day were able to vote on Tuesday.

Woodlands Conservancy Partners with Chevron Oronite Oak Point on Virtual Education Series

Woodlands Conservancy Partners with Chevron Oronite Oak Point on Virtual Education Series

Woodlands Conservancy has partnered with Chevron Oronite Oak Point to expand a virtual educational self-directed platform, COVID – Resources, that aims to keep communities informed of environmental educational activities during the pandemic. Woodlands Conservancy is producing a series of 16 new sessions called Wetland Wednesdays that airs on Facebook weekly at 9 a.m. now through the first week of January. Chevron Oronite is also supporting the design and production of a new Woodlands Trail map brochure and an Upland Trail Interpretive Guide that visitors can use to learn about various tree species at Woodlands Trail.

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Zeta Barrels through Plaquemines, Leaving Residents without Power

Up until Wednesday, October 28, Plaquemines Parish had remained practically untouched by the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Storm after storm had entered the Gulf of Mexico— bringing with them the expected series of hurricane watches, school closures, evacuation orders, etc.—but storm after storm (even when their tracks seemed deadset on Plaquemines) had curled east or fallen off west.

DA Candidates Face off at PABI Forum as Nov. 3 approaches

The candidates for Plaquemines District Attorney (DA)—Charles Ballay, Gibby Andry, Leo Palazzo, and Terry Sercovich—met for one final “Forum” on Thursday, October 15 before early voting began the following day. This “Forum,” hosted by the Plaquemines Association of Business & Industry (PABI) and held at the Stonebridge Golf Club in Gretna, was the most heated meeting between the candidates to date. Unlike the October 3 “virtual debate”—where the challengers mentioned certain disagreements they had with Ballay but mostly focused on their own experience and qualifications— the PABI “Forum” was con frontational from the very start.

Rousselle and Buras argue over unpaid Settlements, Judgments

Due to the impending threat of Hurricane Delta, the October 8 Plaquemines Port and Council meetings were cancelled so the parish government could prepare for any of the storm’s impacts. Fortunately, Delta veered west and Plaquemines was spared of any severe effects. When the storm passed, the parish government rescheduled the council meeting for October 13, but the Plaquemines Port meeting—apparently lacking any urgent issues—was not rescheduled.

Plaquemines Port Ranked as one of the Largest Ports in the U.S.

The Plaquemines Port, Harbor & Terminal District (PPHTD) is 13th largest port in the United States by “cargo volume” moved according to an article in Global Trade Magazine. Based on information collected by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Plaquemines Port moved 56,850,137 tons in 2018. Considering the big name port cities/ regions Plaquemines was ranked against (Philadelphia, Portland, Los Angeles, Boston, and Memphis just to name a few), this top 15 rank is something to be proud of for a community of fewer than 25,000 people.

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Plaquemines Parish was hit drastically by Hurricane Zeta two weeks ago, causing major power outages throughout our community. At the peak of the storm over 13,000 customers were out of power.

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Chevron Oronite Oak Point recognized first responders and healthcare service providers by providing appreciation lunches for their efforts to help Plaquemines Parish stay safe and healthy.

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