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.



People of Compassion

Belle Chasse Rotary Club hosted Kevin Gardere, Executive Director of Development for Bridge House / GraceHouse at its’ weekly meeting. Bridge House/ Grace House provides gender specific treatment to men

Keep it 1,000

South Plaquemines senior forward Truce Williams had a big January, scoring his 1,000th point—Williams is the Hurricanes’ all-time scoring leader—and receiving a nomination to play in the 2019 McDonalds All-American


The Belle Chasse Rotary Club and Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery held their joint 2018 Community Recognition Program Dec. 19 at Woodland Plantation. The annual program recognizes exceptional first responders and



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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