News Briefs

Rushing Media to close for holidays

The Rushing Media office at 6160 W. Park Ave. in Houma, will be closed at noon on Thursday and Friday in observance of the New Year’s holiday.

Business will resume on Monday, Jan. 4.

Those wishing to place classified advertisements in either The Times or our sister publication, The Weekly, may visit our website,

Tax Amnesty ends Thursday

Those who owe delinquent taxes have until New Year’s Eve to clear their tax bills during the state’s amnesty period.

Those who agree to settle their accounts must pay 100 percent of delinquent taxes, 83 percent of the remaining interest and 67 percent of the penalties due, with the Secretary of Revenue waiving the remaining interest and penalties.

For more information, call 1-866-782-9241.

Chamber banquet tickets on sale

Those interested will have until Jan. 8 to make reservations for the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce’s 87th Annual Banquet.

The banquet will take place at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center on Jan. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. Retired Shreveport fire chief Sandy Davis is the guest speaker for the event. Tickets are $75.

Contact the chamber at 876-5600 by next Friday to make ticket reservations.