Rousselle pauses his plan to sue the Belle Chasse Bridge Project

District 5 council member Benny Rousselle reworded his resolution that would send the Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal District into a lawsuit against the Belle Chasse Bridge project. Instead of litigation, the resolution now allows Plaquemines Parish Council Attorney Dannie Garrett to represent the port authority in a new round of negotiations involving the Belle Chasse Bridge.

Inland Port Update presented at PPHTD meeting last week

Attendees at the Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal District meeting last week heard presentations on how the planned development of a new container terminal could impact the Plaquemines Parish economy from Sal Litrio of American Patriot Holdings (APH) and other ports leaders invested in the project. Litrico outlined thecompetitive advantages of the project, highlighting how the construction of this container terminal would create a “new North-South trade lane.” This trade lane would connect the Plaquemines Parish economy to the Midwest port economies, the national economy and, ultimately, the global economy. Litrico believes such a development would give Plaquemines a massive economic boost.

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PPSO announces Employees of the Year and Quarterly Award Recipients

Sheriff Gerald A. Turlich Jr. is honored and proud to announce the recipients of the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office (PPSO) Employees of the Quarter from April - June 2020 as well as the “Employees of the Year” from the 2019 – 2020 fiscal year. The quarterly award program recognizes an employee in an enforcement position and an administrative role along with a correctional employee at the Plaquemines Parish Detention Center (PPDC).

DA candidates to attend Town Hall in Buras

A Town Hall Meeting featuring all of the candidates for Plaquemines District Attorney has been rescheduled for Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Buras Auditorium. The meeting was originally scheduled to take place Aug. 25 but was rescheduled due to Hurricane Laura and Tropical Storm Marco. Due to distancing protocols, capacity for the meeting including audience, speakers and staff will be 50 people.

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Plaquemines Parish Schools teachers took to the street ahead of the Aug. 15 election, which featured six millage renewals for the school district totalling approximately $20 million per year.

Council honors Curley and Harvey

Council honors Curley and Harvey

The Plaquemines Parish Council issued two proclamations at its Aug. 13 meeting honoring two members of a prominent Plaquemines family who recently passed away. The council declared Aug. 13 as Germaine Ballay Curley Day and Aug. 14 as Kenneth Harvey Day in the parish. Curley was the parish’s first woman elected to the parish council. Harvey was a longtime employee of the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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South Plaquemines Elementary School hosted a spirit week on Sept. 8-11. While all of the days were a success, the favorite was dress like a superhero. The faculty and students came decked out in first responder uniforms (the most popular attire) to show their appreciation for so many who risked and continue to risk their lives to save others during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Plaquemines’ last hope to kill tolls on the future Belle Chasse Bridge came to an end before it even got a chance to begin at the September 24 Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal District (PPHTD

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