Violet native Jared Brewer recently earned his bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology with a 3.01 GPA.
Archive for June 2010
St. Bernard residents will soon have the chance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Chubby Checker classic “The Twist” while also raising money to transform a St. Bernard Parish icon into a visual “thank you” to volunteers who helped rebuild the community after Hurricane Katrina.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced June 16 that the agency has awarded the final contract for the St. Bernard Parish portion of the New Orleans area’s Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System.
Nevada McPherson always enjoyed making up stories and writing fiction. Now, the Nunez Community College assistant professor of English has taken that pastime a step further, and she has been recognized nationally for her original screenplay “Piano Lessons”. McPherson placed first in the 2010 International Honolulu/Waikiki Film Festival feature length screenplay competition. She flew to […]
The fleet of commercial fishing boats that has been working to defend the parish’s fragile wetlands from the BP oil spill has been absorbed into the oil spill response company BP hired to clean and contain the oil.
Of the still-visible reminders of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the dozens of grassy, empty lots surrounding the Murphy Oil Refinery in Chalmette are some of the most stirring. When Hurricane Katrina sent flood waters crashing through St. Bernard Parish, the water unseated an unlikely surge of oil from the Chalmette refinery, inundating nearby houses […]
Five local churches recently took part in what they called a “healing ministry” at the St. Bernard Parish Command Center in Hopedale.
The Judge Seeber Bridge, commonly called the Claiborne Bridge, reopened to vehicular traffic June 1 after being closed since March 15. During the month and a half closure, the bridge underwent major maintenance work and electrical updating.
At the St. Bernard Parish Council’s meeting this week, Parish President Craig Taffaro reported that the parish has thus far trained more than 500 residents for oil cleanup and that about 200 workers each day are dispatched in oil cleanup efforts