Jeannie Luckett describes the growth of Louisiana’s cultural legacy similar to a wildflower, beginning with the seed of Western civilization and then, with the end of slavery, blossoming into a place of vibrant and diverse art.
Owners Bob and Rhonda Aucoin, followed their hearts, they said.
“We have always talked about owning a business and over the last three to four years, we talked more about a florist business,” said Rhonda.
The Port Allen City Council declined to pay $51,941 in legal fees to law firm Phelps Dunbar with a vote of 3-2 during its Wednesday, June 10, meeting.
Phelps Dunbar attorney Dennis Blunt brought the legal fees the City Council’s attention after his firm represented the city Mayor Demetric “Deedy” Slaughter during the wrongful termination of Audrey McCain, the city’s chief financial officer, in February 2013. The outstanding invoices were originally brought to the Port Allen committee meeting on June 3.
The Port Allen City Council approved about $8.4 million for it’s 2015-16 fiscal budget at the council meeting on Wednesday, June 10.
In comparison to last year, the budget has decreased by about $1 million.
Some highlights in the new budget include:
On Thursday, June 11, LeeDell Woods, Jr., stood before a large crowd who thanked him for his efforts.
The Louisiana Legislature, in its final day of the 2015 session, honored Woods for his years of work with youth programs in West Baton Rouge Parish and other areas.