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Billy Broadhurst, adviser to Edwin Edwards, dies

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Billy Broadhurst, an adviser to Edwin Edwards and countless other elected officials across the state, has died, according to several people who knew him. He was 77.

Fund set up for BR officers and their families

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Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA) has created the In the Line of Duty Fund in response to the tragic July 17 shooting of seven Baton Rouge Police Officers, of which three were killed. Donations to the fund are tax-deductible and 100 percent of all contributions will be given to those officers and their families.

Henderson Council wants accountability in Basin

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1ST MEETING – The Henderson Town Council meeting Monday, July 11, included two newly sworn-in members: Wil White (left) and Nita Berard.(Karl Jeter)

With a vote of the Town Council Monday, Henderson joined St. Martin Parish in asking the state to explore the question of mineral royalty payments in the Atchafalaya Basin.

Parish, state losing Basin royalties?

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BASIN FISHERMAN Ben Bienvenu addresses the Parish Council on his concerns about Atchafalaya Basin mineral royalties. He claims the state and parish are losing big money. (Karl Jeter)

For many years, commercial fisherman Ben Bienvenu of Catahoula has advocated taking a hard look at recipients of mineral royalties in the Atchafalaya Basin.

Cleco customers get $475 credit

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All retail Cleco customers will see lower energy bills beginning July 1, thanks to a one-time credit of approximately $475 per customer account. The Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC) ordered the credit as part of a set of commitments the new owners agreed upon to acquire the company.


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