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The Plaquemines Parish Council unanimously approved a request from administration appointing current Solid Waste North Superintendent Scott Rousselle as the parish’s director of operations beginning in October at its Sept. 12 meeting in Belle Chasse.

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The Lake Hermitage Volunteer Fire Department hosted more than 140 anglers over the Labor Day weekend for the department’s 52nd Annual Fishing Rodeo fundraiser.

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The Plaquemines Parish Fair and Orange Festival, which will be celebrated December 6, 7 and 8 at Fort Jackson, completed its slate of royalty Saturday night with the selection of its 73rd Orange Queen. Catherine Wooton won the competition in a field of 11 contestants.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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Sheriff Gerald A. Turlich Jr. is proud to announce the recipients of the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office (PPSO) Employees of the Quarter from April - June 2019. The program awards

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Plaquemines Parish Schools are making strategic cuts in anticipation of rising salary and benefit costs, but the school board caught a bit of a break at its Sept. 10 meeting.

Plaquemines Gazette

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Belle Chasse, LA 70037
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