Columns

Volatile issues defined session, more could follow

BATON ROUGE — Some folks around the State Capitol still remember when former Sen. J.E. Jumonville, a Ventress Democrat, ripped off one of his boots and threw it at the Senate clock in an effort to stop time and prolong debate. That was during the final leg of Gov. John McKeithen’s reign in the early 70s, when lawmakers were known to kick back a few adult beverages from their respective chambers, burn the midnight oil and get rowdy. […]

News

Katrina shakes up flood insurance

Even in the aftermath of two major hurricanes — one, Katrina, that barely missed St. Charles Parish — many local residents are still not heading the warnings of purchasing flood insurance, especially those living in Zone X, areas that are determined by the federal government to be out of the 500-year plain. Most importantly, those living in Zone X are not required to buy flood insurance. […]

Business

Real Estate Transactions 2-21-2006

• Lot 333 Shamrock, Des Allemands for $47,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Frickey to Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Bergeron on Jan. 21st.

• Lot 309 Luke Drive, Des Allemands for $45,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Hogan to Mr. and Mrs. Craig Theriot on Jan. 25th.

• Lot 10 Grand Bayou Road, Des Allemands for $75,000 from Sunset Ridge Development, LLC to Mr. and Mrs. David Devillier on Jan. 25th. […]