April 5, 2024

Legislative Action in Education: From Religious Displays to Health Initiatives

The House Education Committee voted 10-3 to advance a bill to require public schools to display the 10 Commandments. In other action involving education this week, the House voted 74-28 Wednesday to ban COVID vaccine requirements at K-12 schools and colleges.
April 4, 2024

Nicholls State University Opera Presents Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème

The production will feature the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra; Nicholls music majors and minors; Bridge to Independence students; Nicholls alumni and faculty; guest vocalists from LSU and Southern University and A&M College; and participants from surrounding parishes’ elementary, middle, and high schools. 
April 4, 2024

Revisiting Highway Safety: Reversing Legislation on Atchafalaya Basin Bridge Fines

The original act passed because of safety concerns on the bridge, with its narrow lanes and 18-inch shoulders. However, both the Iberville and St. Martin sheriffs testified that they have exhausted many resources over the last few years to increase safety on the bridge. 
April 3, 2024

Fletcher Technical Community College Launches New FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Prep Course

Geared towards aspiring drone pilots, this comprehensive program is designed to equip participants not only with the knowledge required to pass the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification Exam but also with the skills necessary to safely and proficiently operate drones in various environments.