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Avondale Shipyard set to transition into energy manufacturing market

By David T. Baker Associate Editor Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII), the company that owns and manages Avondale Shipyard in Avondale, La., is moving out

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SU music students elected to top posts with La. music association

Southern University student Sonya Brown has been elected president of the Louisiana Music Teachers Association, and two other SU students were also elected to offices.

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Claimants opt out of proposed BP medical settlement
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer A medical portion in the proposed, $7.8 billion class-action settlement with BP will satisfy some residents who became ill from the 2010 spill but hundreds of others ...
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Bayou Classic continues to grow in scope and popularity
The 2012 Bayou Classic pitting the Southern University Jaguars against the Grambling State University Tigers officially kicks off Tuesday with a press conference showcasing ...
Drunk driver kills 7, family wants justice
By J. Kojo Livingston Contributing Writer In Slaughter, Louisiana, people are up in arms about the handling of a case of vehicular homicide that left seven people dead. Issues of race and ...
Parishes fault Coast Guard for slow removal of BP oil
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer BP oil and other material that washed ashore in Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. Bernard and neighboring parishes in Hurricane Isaac are settling into wetlands and even shutting ...
Invasive Gulf tiger shrimp could creep into local markets
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Trawlers in the Gulf are catching Asian tiger shrimp this fall but in numbers that are too small to enter marketing channels. Local vendors and restauranteurs say ...
Ole Miss elects Black homecoming queen
More than 50 years after a courageous young man named James Meredith crossed the color line to become the first Black student to enroll at the University of Mississippi in ...
Temporary housing planned for two parishes after Isaac
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Homeowners in Plaquemines and St. John the Baptist parishes, hammered by Isaac in late August are eligible for temporary housing, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said last ...
Disaster assistance for hurricane survivors tops $10M
BATON ROUGE, La. - Just one week since the Aug. 29 major disaster declaration for Hurricane Isaac in Louisiana, more than $10 million in state and federal disaster assistance ...

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