Cooper swears in as

Cooper swears in as Ward 5 Constable

Marla Cooper of Venice was sworn in as Constable of the Justice of the Peace - Ward 5 on December 22 by Brenda Hymes (Justice of the Peace - Ward 9). The swearing-in was held at the Government Building in Port Sulphur. Cooper said she looks forward to working with the Justices of the Peace and Constables of Plaquemines Parish. Pictured with Cooper as she is sworn in by Hymes are two of her grandchildren, Kendall and Kensley. Cooper's husband, Acy, was also present but not pictured.

Happy Birthday 91st Marjorie!

Happy Birthday 91st Marjorie!

Marjorie Delahoussaye recently celebrated her 91st birthday on December 9. She still enjoys gardening, cooking, baking, walking in her backyard and reading. Marjorie also enjoys watching football, basketball, bowling, cooking shows and country music specials. She makes the best fudge ever. She is loved by many.

BVES Support Staff of the Year

BVES Support Staff of the Year

Mrs. Stephanie Nguyen is the EL paraeducator primarily for BVES, but she has a close relationship and services all Plaquemines Parish Schools translating and working with students. She has been with the school system since 1997. She is also lovingly known as Ms. Kim. Mrs. Stephanie is a huge asset to the school and system and provides interventions, tutoring and homework assistance to not just English Language Learners, but all students. Ms. Stephanie was excited to be named Support Staff of the Year. She was surprised!

Plaquemines DA Race Comes Anti-Climatic End

After 9 days in post runoff election for District Attorney limbo, where challenger Leo Pallazo refused to concede to incumbent Charles Ballay, claiming Ballay’s “historically small margin” of victory and “numerous [reports of] voting irregularities” meant the results were illegitimate, Palazzo finally pulled back. Meaning, by an official margin of 15 votes, Ballay will remain the Plaquemines DA for the next 6 years. This will be Ballay’s third term as DA.



Plaq. Medical Center and Primary Care host Flu/Covid Prevention and Christmas Cheer Drive-Thru Giveaway, Plaq. Medical Center and Primary Care host Flu/Covid Prevention and Christmas Cheer Drive-Thru Giveaway

Plaquemines Medical Center held a “Flu/Covid Prevention and Christmas Cheer Drive-Thru Giveaway” in partnership with Plaquemines Primary Care on Dec.


The Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery, which has been closed for maintenance since October 2020, has begun the process of “safely restarting” according to a statement by Communications & Public Aff

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