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Ben Benard with a 712-pound blue marlin he caught at last year’s rodeo. Tarpon Rodeo cranks up
July 25 at 10:49 am
The oldest fishing tournament in the United States, the International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, is set to crank up this weekend headquartered out of Sand Dollar Marina.

Edwards reveals income for campaign Edwards reveals income for campaign
July 25 at 10:45 am
By Jeremy Alford

As a requirement for running for Congress in the 6th District, former Gov. Edwin Edwards has filed his financial disclosure statement with the U.S. House showing his income in 2013 totaling $242,787.

Derek Walker Book review: “Cosmos by Carl Sagan ”
July 18 at 10:36 am
The Cosmos is a book written by Carl Sagan in 1985-1986.

Senate race becomes most expensive ever waged in state
July 18 at 9:27 am
By Jeremy Alford

If you’re already growing weary of seeing all those television ads about Louisiana’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race, then you’ll take little comfort in learning that there’s now more money flowing into the candidates’ campaign accounts than in any other comparable statewide election in recent history.

Book review: “Inherit the Wind” Book review: “Inherit the Wind”
July 11 at 9:59 am
Inherit the Wind is a play about a courtroom drama that takes place in 1925. The main characters include a science teacher, Cates, two attorneys, and a pastor.

Alcoholism takes away peace
July 11 at 9:24 am
By "Deacon G"

How many of us at one time or another have had one too many to drink? Perhaps it happened accidentally in our youth. We saw the older kids or adults drinking and since we were told we were too young to drink, we were even more tempted to find out what the “poisoned fruit” was all about.

Testing the Tea: Maness campaign fully steeped in Senate race
July 11 at 9:22 am
By Jeremy Alford

While his campaign for the U.S. Senate has so far been defined by money and endorsements from national tea party groups, retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness of Mandeville could soon have the backing of the Family Research Council’s Action PAC, or political action committee.

Caitlin Mikesell Book review: “The Pursuit of Mary Bennet”
July 07 at 12:02 pm
The Pursuit of Mary Bennet, written by Pamela Mingle, tells the story of Mary Bennet, the middle sister in Jane Austen’s famous Bennet family in Pride and Prejudice.

State bar backs marijuana reform
July 04 at 8:00 am
Feeling that lawmakers were ignoring them, marijuana advocates held a rally at the State Capitol last month to gain traction for their chosen issue.

We are hope for hopeless
July 04 at 8:00 am
Some of us have experienced times in our lives when things just seemed hopeless. Perhaps we had lost a job and of course it happened right after we came back from vacation.

Joey Fonseca navigates his boat through the lilly pads on his way to harvest graine à volers seeds, also known as Cajun peanuts. Go nutty for seeds harvested in Des Allemands swamp
July 04 at 8:00 am
Those fields of lily pads are more than just fish magnets — they’re a source of some of great food. Here’s how one Des Allemands resident takes advantage of the bounty.

Hope remains for state transportation reform
June 27 at 9:33 am
By Jeremy Alford

The push by state Sen. Norby Chabert, R-Houma, this year to restructure the strategic decision-making process at the Department of Transportation and Development crossed an important threshold last week with Gov. Bobby Jindal’s signature on his cornerstone legislation.

Trustworthiness is a key to success
June 20 at 8:59 am
By "Deacon G"

One of the most valuable keys to success in the business world is trustworthiness.

Dynamics of 6th district race are shaping up
June 20 at 8:58 am
By Jeremy Alford

While a reporter from New York magazine has been in Baton Rouge recently keeping former Gov. Edwin Edwards occupied, the other contenders in the 6th Congressional District have been free to ponder the angles behind state Rep. Lenar Whitney, R-Houma, entering the race.

Do not discard an old friend
June 13 at 9:43 am
By "Deacon G"

What separates “old friends” from a new friend or acquaintance? What is it that earns them the revered title of “old friend?” Certainly it’s not just their age.

Oil industry still steering the discussion post-session
June 13 at 9:39 am
By Jeremy Alford

More than a week after the regular session adjourned, Louisiana’s oil and gas industry is still capping off what has arguably been the most conspicuous policy initiative of the year.

Edwin Edwards running without professional help
June 06 at 10:25 am
By Jeremy Alford

When former Gov. Edwin Edwards announced his 6th District bid in March, he told LaPolitics that he planned on doing something most other serious, and even half-serious, congressional candidates would never do — that is, run without a campaign manager.

Taylor Hogan Book review: “The Death of Bees”
May 30 at 12:17 pm
The Death of Bees, a fiction book written by Lisa O’Donnel, is set in destitute parts of modern-day Glasgow.

Hahnville Class of 2014 Valedictorian Derek Walker Valedictorian speech wows Hahnville crowd
May 30 at 12:07 pm
On graduation day, Friday, May 16, Hahnville High School Valedictorian Derek Walker received a standing ovation for a speech he gave to the graduating class of 2014.
Below is the speech in its entirety, which he dedicated to his grandfather Lawrence Baudouin Sr. who passed away on Friday, April 25.

When angry, think before you act
May 30 at 9:40 am
By Deacon "G"

Many murders are a result of someone acting out of anger in a misdirected way, often without thinking of the ultimate consequences. This has been going on since the beginning of time, when Cain killed Abel. And yet thousands of years later, we still have not learned our lesson.

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Former HHS QB wins gold medal for Team USA
Former HHS QB wins gold medal for Team USA
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Former Hahnville High School quarterback Easton Melancon is now a gold medal winner.