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Meraux Fnd. awards 60 St. Bernard graduates with scholarships

The Arlene and Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation announced the Class of 2020 recipients of its annual scholarship program today. The charity awards 60 scholarships each year: fifty for academic achievement, four for artistic accomplishment, and six for Career Technical Education (CTE). To date, the Meraux Foundation has awarded some 900 scholarships to St. Bernard Parish public high school graduates.

SBPG: Too soon for budget projections

Louisiana is predicting a $1 billion shortfall in its fiscal year 2021 budget due to the ailing oil and gas industry and sales tax lost to the coronavirus quarantine. Plaquemines Parish is predicting a $7.5 million shortfall and eyeing 7 mills in tax increases. But St. Bernard Parish is in no rush to predict a shortfall nor propose solutions to climb out of one.

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office activates new criminal activity tip hotline

Citizens who want to share information with detectives about criminal activity pertaining to St. Bernard Parish or any of its residents, can do so anonymously through the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau’s new tip hotline, 504.271. TIPS or 8477, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

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