Newly appointed Plaquemines Parish Government Public Information Officer Jade Duplessis is a native of Plaquemines and an alumna of Ursuline Academy. She received her bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Public reaction to a Plaquemines Gazette poll on the proposed toll for a new Belle Chasse Bridge continues to roll in online, and the second wave of reactions is more critical of the tolls than the first.

The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of a Mississippi woman last week for a May 30 home invasion in Buras.

Tyeshia Thomas, 25, of Hattiesburg, was arrested for allegedly entering a home in the 37000 block of Highway 11 and assaulting and seriously injuring an elderly, legally blind woman.



Food Lions

Last week the Belle Chasse Lions Club donated carts full of non-perishable food items and toiletries to the popup Second Harvest Food Bank at First Baptist Church in Belle Chasse.

March for MLK

Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Jerry Turlich, second from right, joins local Vietnam veterans, from left, Joseph Williams, Leo Harvey, Clarence Brock and Alton Fredrick Jan.



Morgan Lea Buras graduated on May 16 from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans. Morgan graduated with a Bachelor of Science Nursing degree. She is employed with Children’s


Gov. John Bel Edwards has requested a federal disaster declaration for Louisiana’s coast to recoup money lost by the commercial fishing industry.

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