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Two Belle Chasse Academy teachers win $200 Grants

NAS-JRB Credit Union is offering a monthly $200 Teacher Grant from August 2020 and continuing through April 2021. All Plaquemines Parish teachers are eligible to apply for the grant to assist with their classroom needs. The process is simple, just a quick online application. Belle Chasse Academy teachers, Chloe Desselle Sposito and Stephanie Hatheway are the first two recipients of the grant funds for this school year. Congratulations! Pictured on the left is September winner, Stephanie Hatheway; and on the right is August winner, Chloe Desselle Sposito.

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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.

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