While the Plaquemines Parish Council seeks a method to kill any tolls whatsoever on the future Belle Chasse Bridge, state Sen. Troy Carter has prefiled a bill to provide some relief to business fleets operating out of Plaquemines.
A quick Google search will show you that the return of Shop class is a real and growing phenomenon, now preparing students for professions ranging from carpentry and construction to engineering and architecture. Leaders of the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans (HBA- GNO) hope the group’s new Bayou Battle of the Build (BBB) competition will help encourage workforce development in construction trades. In BBB, teams from area high schools will plan and build a project, then present it for judging at the 2020 New Orleans Home & Garden Show, March 27-29 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
South Plaquemines Elementary third grader Keyia Davis was recognized at the March 2 Plaquemines School Board meeting at Belle Chasse Middle School for finishing second in the Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals’ (LAFF) statewide poster contest. Ngoc Bang Tran from South Plaquemines High School was also recognized for finishing third in LAFF’s essay contest but was unable to attend the school board meeting. Both students received ribbons and cash prizes for their exceptional takes on the Plaquemines Parish Fair & Orange Festival. Keyia is pictured with SPE Principal Dr. Stacey-Ann Barrett, SPE art paraprofessional Rita Frelich, and Keyia’s grandmother Deadra Davis.
The Army Corps of Engineers can’t divulge a dollar amount yet, but money is on the way from congress to dredge South Pass at the mouth of the Mississippi River.
The Louisiana SPCA’s Plaquemines Campus is officially open to the public, but the Plaquemines Parish Government is just as involved at the shelter as it has ever been.