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A Container Terminal on the River would be a “Game Changer”

At the September 10 Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal District (PPHTD) meeting, the long-imagined vision of a large, state of the art container terminal in Plaquemines Parish is one step closer to becoming a reality. The parish council, acting in their role as PPHTD, heard presentations from Sal Litrico of American Patriot Holdings (APH) and other port leaders on how the project could make the Plaquemines Port essential to not only the national economy but, ultimately, the international economy as well.

Plaq. dodges worst effects of Hurricane Sally

LLast week, Hurricane Sally threatened to crash right into Plaquemines Parish and all of southeastern Louisiana. That forecast held all the way up until Monday afternoon when it became clear that Sally was a storm with potentially devastating consequences for anything in its path. Fortunately for Plaquemines, the storm took a hard eastern turn, its western side barely tapping the parish at all. For such a low-lying, floodprone parish, this sudden turn came as yet another stroke of luck in this incredibly active 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.

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.

Yes for Education
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Yes for Education

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.

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The students and staff at the Plaquemines Parish Learning Center celebrate Black History Month and Mardi Gras by decorating coconuts, learning about the history of Mardi Gras and the African American experience that is connected to it. The students and staff genuinely enjoyed being creative in their focus on experiencing Mardi Gras while participating in Black History Month activities during this challenging COVID-19 pandemic.

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