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Planned Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Lodges Akin to Man Camps Elsewhere

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
Susan Buchanan

As oilfield and service staff reach a critical mass, particularly in southwest Mississippi, communities want to build crew lodges for them.

Shell, mulling a new Louisiana plant, turns to a community go-between

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Nov. 4, 2013 edition.) Shell might build a natural gas-to-liquids or GTL plant in Louis...

African American Descendants Sue To Save Louisiana's Revilletown Cemetery

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.13.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Jan. 7, 2013 edition.) Former residents of Revilletown--an African American community to...

Mardi Gras Time In Lake Charles, Louisiana

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 03.16.2012 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

The best part of celebrating Mardi Gras in Lake Charles is the atmosphere. Although the event is second only to New Orleans, this Mardi Gras is intimate and warm with a family-feel that is genuine.

Oil Refinery Faces Record Fines Over Clean Air Act Violations

AP | ALAN SAYRE | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — A Texas company that owns a refinery in southwestern Louisiana pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony violations of the federal Clean ...

Trymaine Lee

Former Prisoner Receives Polk Award

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 06.15.2011 | Media

At a podium inside the Roosevelt Hotel last week, Wilbert Rideau, 69, stood before an audience of academics and journalists, as he prepared to deliver...

Lakeside Bank Is The One New Bank In 2010

The New York Times | ANDREW MARTIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The only new start-up bank to open in the United States this year operates out of a secondhand double-wide trailer, on a bare lot in front of the cave...

Make a Hands-On Difference: Katrina Volunteers Still Needed

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anne Dilenschneider

The United Methodist Committee On Relief is the only major relief agency still on the ground rebuilding Louisiana after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. They still need volunteers and you can help!