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Obits published Thursday, July 31, 2014

Edgar Fisher Barnett, Chapelwood United Methodist Church, Houston, Texas

Howard J. “Coonie” Beard Jr., age 69, Matthews & Son Funeral Home

Joseph Theogene “Theo” Bellard, 64, James Funeral Home

Anthony “Skipper” Boone, 71, Johnson Funeral Home

Theodore Col ...


Local and state emergency officials coordinate operations from a makeshift command center Tuesday during a simulated tabletop training exercise in Lake Arthur. (Doris Maricle/American Press)

Jeff Davis Parish tests readiness of emergency responders

LAKE ARTHUR — A call to 911 reporting a pipeline explosion Tuesday near Lake Arthur jump-started a whirlwind of activity for

Jeff Davis Parish ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Grand Chenier fire rating improves

Starting next month, homeowners in the

Grand Chenier area will see cheaper fire insurance premiums because of

the fire district’s

improved pr ...

(Frank DiCesare/American Press)

LNG contractor procurement schedule set

As work on the Cameron LNG

liquefaction-export project draws near, those responsible for hiring its

workers and vendors announced

their procurement ...

(American Press Archives)

State VA chief holds town hall

LEESVILLE — Veterans got the chance to air grievances and get answers from the state’s top Veterans Affairs official during

a town hall m ...

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(Associated Press)

Morgan hopes to validate Saints' faith in him

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Joe Morgan sprinted downfield on an out pattern and caught a deep pass from Drew Brees in stride.

It’s sti ...

(Associated Press)

Byrd off PUP, allowed to practice

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Safety Jairus Byrd practiced with the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday for the first time since

his signing in Marc ...

Louisiana State's coach  Nick Saban argues a call with field judge Scott Novak in the second quarter in a game against Texas at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003. (AP Photo)

Playoff is no exact science

It was Nick Saban, back in his LSU days, who noted that maybe a playoff to replace the hated two-team BCS system might not

be the be-all, end-all.

E ...

(Associated Press)

Conti earns her stripes as official

By The Associated Press

Cat Conti never played sports, let alone had any interest in them, when she was growing up in Southern California. She wanted


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Veronica Woodward

Nursing professor to sign copies of book

Veronica Woodard, Ph.D will be signing copies of her book, “Faculty

Mentoring of Culturally Diverse Nursing Students: It Matters!”

on Fr ...

NBC announced Wednesday that Allison Williams will play the boy who refused to grow up in NBC's new staging of

Allison Williams headed skyward as NBC's Peter Pan

NEW YORK — NBC has picked its Peter Pan: high-flying "Girls" star Allison Williams.

The network announced Wednesday that Williams will play the ...

Chadwick Boseman, left, and Nelsan Ellis in a scene from

Natchez tourism bureau making ‘Get On Up’ tour map

NATCHEZ, Miss. — Natchez officials are developing a tour map to take visitors to locations where the James Brown biopic “Get

On Up” ...

Ian Ziering,as Fin Shepard battles a shark on a New York City subway in a scene from

Review: 'Sharknado' sequel has bite and lots of laughs

NEW YORK — Don't worry about me. The Sharknado Evacuation map supplied by Syfy network places me, as a resident of Lower

Manhattan, smack in th ...

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