Demolition of Jefferson Parish East Bank Animal Shelter Begins, Plans for State-of-the-Art Replacement Underway
Witness the demolition of the Jefferson Parish East Bank animal shelter, vacant for over two years since Hurricane Ida. Discover the plans for a $15 million state-of-the-art facility, set to take four years to complete, and learn about the interim solutions for local animal owners.
Fertilizer company calls off plans for Jefferson Parish plant
WAGGAMAN, La. (Louisiana Illuminator) - A Texas fertilizer company announced Tuesday it has halted its plans to build an ammonia plant in Jefferson Parish. The decision came one day before local officials were going to vote on the company’s request for a multi-million dollar tax break that would have helped subsidize the project.
A big fertilizer plant planned for the West Bank has been put on pause. Here's why.
American Plant Food has pressed pause on plans for a $227 million fertilizer plant in Cornerstone Chemical Company’s Waggaman complex, citing "financial and economic considerations." The pause was announced a day before the Jefferson Parish Council and Jefferson Parish School Board were scheduled to decide whether to grant a...
Lorraine thankful after 1,000 point plateau
The crowd rose to their feet to celebrate — the cheers echoing through the walls of The Tank at South Lafourche High School. Senior guard Ellie Lorraine had officially surpassed 1,000 career points — a feat that has not been achieved by many in school history. But while...
'Bad for the parish.' Jefferson council decides fine, permit for $28M Dyno Nobel boiler
The Jefferson Parish Council signed off on a permit Wednesday for a controversial boiler at the Cornerstone Chemical Company's Waggaman campus but declined to levy any penalties against the firm for allowing its tenant to construct the machinery without the proper state and local approvals. Council member Deano Bonano, a...
There are no Orleans or Jefferson Parish teams in the LHSAA finals, ending a lengthy streak
The LHSAA football state championships underway at the Caesars Superdome do not include a school from Orleans or Jefferson Parish for the first time since 1992, a streak that included 24 state appearances by John Curtis and 13 by Edna Karr. Curtis was the only school from either parish to...
Jefferson Performing Arts Society to Host a Winter Coat Drive
Jefferson Performing Arts Society and Jefferson Parish Schools are teaming up for a winter coat drive to benefit children in need. Their objective is to collect 100 coats, which will be delivered to Woodmere Elementary School in Harvey on February 6, 2024. The coat drive will take place from December 9 through February 4 at JPA's Eastbank and Westbank theaters.
Man shot multiple times in Marrero, dies at scene
NEW ORLEANS — The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly shooting in Marrero. JPSO was called to the 2800 block of Mount Kennedy Drive around 7 p.m. Once there, deputies found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in the road. He died at the scene. No...
Fatal Shooting in Marrero Under Investigation by Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office
• A man was shot multiple times in Marrero and died at the scene. • The shooting occurred on Mount Kennedy Drive around 7 p.m. • The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident.
Letters: Recycling is an afterthought in Jefferson Parish
I see that Jefferson Parish may end curbside recycling. It is sad that our parish residents cannot recognize the importance of recycling papers, plastic water bottles and soda cans. How high of a dump mountain can we build?. Even right after Katrina, we were allowed to bring our recycled items...
Old Metairie Neighborhood Flooded Due to Orleans Pumping Problems
• Parts of the Old Metairie area in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana experienced flooding over the weekend. • The flooding was caused by reduced pumping at the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board's pump station six, due to power loss at the station.
Vehicle strikes fire hydrant in Elmwood, floods S. Clearview Parkway, Parish officials said
JEFFERSON PARISH, La. — A driver struck a fire hydrant in Elmwood Monday morning which flooded S. Clearview with water as drivers attempted to drive through the mess a Jefferson Parish spokesperson told WWL Louisiana. Crews from the Jefferson Parish Water Department were quick on the scene to work...
Williams says he hopes to survive youth, see kids progress in 2023-2024
The South Lafourche boys’ basketball team is replacing more than 80% of its scoring from last season. To do so, they’re relying on a talented bunch, but a group that’s mostly not had much — if any — varsity experience. Coach Brody Williams said he...
ZeeVee ZyPer4K Encoder and Decoder, Powered by SDVoE, Enhances Visualization at Jefferson Parish Emergency Operations Center
Located next to the City of New Orleans and stretching from Lake Pontchartrain to the Gulf of Mexico, Jefferson Parish is the most populous parish in the Greater New Orleans region. Jefferson Parish, home to 440,000 individuals, offers a variety of communities consisting of modern high-rises, historic homes, fishing piers, Mississippi River views, marshland, contemporary and old-world restaurants, flourishing industrial parks, and family-friendly green spaces. The Mississippi River, which flows through the parish, has built a history of commercial success and created a home to many major industries including medical, energy, marine, and professional services.
Photo Gallery: SLHS Jv vs Thibodaux
The South Lafourche Lady Tarpons JV basketball team played the Thibodaux Lady Tigers tonight at home. The Tarpons emerged victorious, winning 57-17.
Infrastructure Improvements Underway in Jefferson Parish, Kenner, and Metairie
Discover the extensive infrastructure work underway in Jefferson Parish, including Kenner and Metairie. From multi-use paths to sewer lift stations, these projects aim to enhance quality of life, safety, and beautification. Learn about the funding sources and expected completion dates for these transformative projects.
Today the gas price is close to $2.51 in Cut Off as of 2023-12-06. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.216, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
New apartments at Clearview to test Metairie demand for 'luxury rental community' living
A 270-unit apartment complex on Veterans Memorial Boulevard is set to test whether luxury amenities more common to the Warehouse District and other downtown areas will draw renters into the Metairie real-estate market. Atlanta-based Audubon, the developers of the $55 million residential block known as the "Metro at Clearview" are...
Woman arrested in Lafourche Parish bike fatal
Louisiana State Police says a 19-year-old woman is charged in the death last month of a bicyclist on LA 1 in Cut Off. Isabelle Nguyen faces charges of hit and run with serious injury or death.
Photo Gallery: Girls Soccer SLHS vs THS
The South Lafourche Lady Tarpons soccer team played their first home game of the season against the Thibodaux Lady Tigers. The Tarpons took a 0-7 loss.