Family, friends remember woman killed in boating accident

Wonderful. A firecracker. Assertive. A prankster.

Audrey Maria Higgins’ loved ones paint a colorful picture of a woman who loved to help people as much as she loved to have fun. Audrey tragically passed away on July 7 after a holiday weekend boating accident. Six others were wounded as a result of the Bayou Des Allemands boat collision that took place at approximately 9:29 p.m. on July 4. […]


Paradis native rising through MMA ranks

Derrick Rawls has loved fighting as long as he can remember.

The Paradis native grew up watching the choreographed battles of the WWE, where his favorite wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin ruled the ring. Spawned from that interest, he developed an appreciation of the burgeoning sport of mixed martial arts, and eventually began honing the craft of jiu jitsu. […]