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  1. Old Metairie Indian mounds used to be on Beverly Garden DriveRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | NOLA.com

    ... receded from the Earth. They were the biggest Gulf Coast Indian Tribe west of Florida. The original inhabitants of Jefferson Parish left behind numerous archaeological sites in the form of mounds (piles of earth and shells built for burial and ...

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  2. Tulane contract blocks HCA deal for East Jefferson General HospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | NOLA.com

    East Jefferson General Hospital said Monday it has ended talks with Hospital Corp. of America to lease the Metairie hospital. , HCA and Tulane acknowledged they have recently tried to restructure their 99-year joint-venture partnership agreement.

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  3. East Jefferson General Hospital lease negotiations collapseRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NOLA.com

    East Jefferson General Hospital uses one of three of Louisiana's accredited health care laundry facilities, Associated Hospital Services Inc. in eastern New Orleans. East Jefferson General Hospital and Hospital Corp. of America have terminated negotiations on a lease deal for the second time in 15 months.

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  4. Friends organize weekend of fundraisers for mother, daughter killed in Metairie canal crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | NOLA.com

    Family and friends of Elizabeth Braddock know just how much loved to sing . To honor her spirit and help raise money to help bury the Kenner mother and his 6-year-old daughter Karissa Wise -- both tragically killed after their sport utility vehicle crashed into a Metairie canal -- they've organized a full weekend of karaoke and raffles in East Jefferson.

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  5. Red-light camera ticket refunds possible in 8 months, lawyer saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | The Times-Picayune

    ... After three years of controversy and five years of litigation, when can drivers who paid traffic tickets through Jefferson Parish's now-defunct red-light camera program expect a refund? The answer: About 8 months, said attorney Galen Brown, who ...

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  6. 4 things to know about Jefferson Parish's new schools chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | NOLA.com

    Provided by Jefferson Parish Public Schools. Isaac Joseph, shown here, is Jefferson's public schools superintendent.

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  7. Travel costs of Jefferson Parish School Board skyrocket to $32,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | NOLA.com

    Cedric Floyd speaks after being sworn in as the District 5 Jefferson Parish School Board member during an inauguration ceremony on Monday January 5, 2015. He was later elected Jefferson Parish School Board president.

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  8. CASA Jefferson remembers the 31 children in Louisiana who died last year because of abuse, neglectRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | NOLA.com

    ... doing right by the children, sadly, that's always the case. Each April during Child Abuse Prevention Month, CASA Jefferson, Inc. hosts a Light of Hope Ceremony to honor the children lost in Jefferson Parish the previous year to child abuse. On April ...

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  9. Prom 2015: Mermaid and metallic top this year's dress trends in New Orleans areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | NOLA.com

    ... the length of the dress and the amount of altering necessary. Rebecca Canady, senior at Riverdale High School in Jefferson, didn't know what she was looking for before she started shopping for her prom dress. She started out favoring simple black ...

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  10. 6 Jefferson superintendent candidates petition School BoardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | The Times-Picayune

    ... in depth, and touted their accomplishments. And perhaps most importantly, they distinguished themselves before the Jefferson Parish School Board , and got the chance to present what each hope is the board's ideal portrait of a superintendent. The ...

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  11. Accreditation recommended for Jefferson Parish public schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | The Times-Picayune

    New Jefferson Parish School Board members were sworn in during an inauguration ceremony on Monday January 5, 2015. Cedric Floyd was elected Jefferson Parish School Board president.

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  12. CUE's 2015 Home Resource Guide: Landscaping/Gardening/FloralsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 5 | Best of New Orleans

    ... include custom designing of landscapes, courtyards, pools and driveways for residential and commercial properties. Jefferson Feed, Pet & Garden Center 4421 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, (504) 733-8572; 309 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-8118; 6047 ...

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  13. Archive 2.zipRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | The Times-Picayune

    Rebecca Canady, senior at Riverdale High School in Jefferson, tries on a dress by Janique. She did not buy this dress.

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  14. Jefferson Parish's public high school graduation rate reaches 72%Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | NOLA.com

    Almost three quarters of Jefferson Parish's public high school seniors graduated on time in 2014, the highest rate in more than a decade, school system officials announced Wednesday . The almost 72 percent rate slightly trails the Louisiana state average.

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  15. Algiers could split from New Orleans, under Rep. Jeff Arnold billRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 | NOLA.com

    ... is a departure from an idea offered earlier this year by Arnold , for Algiers to pull out of New Orleans and West Jefferson to pull out of Jefferson Parish and to join up as the state's 65th parish. At the time, Arnold said Algiers and West ...

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  16. Jefferson Parish to conduct evacuation drillRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 | NOLA.com

    Eleven government agencies and Jefferson Parish administrative departments will participate in a mock evacuation on Wednesday to test their ability to evacuate before a real natural disaster, according to a press release from the Jefferson parish administration. The evacuation exercise will take place at 9:00 a.m. in a parking lot outside the Joseph S. Yenni Building at 1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, according to the release.

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  17. Private school enrollment down 4% in Jefferson ParishRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | NOLA.com

    Private school enrollment in Jefferson Parish fell 4 percent between 2013-14 and the current academic year, according to recently released state figures. This year's almost 18,000 students in state-approved private schools represent more than a quarter of Jefferson's school-age population.

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  18. FEMA to pay for new pump station in Old JeffersonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | NOLA.com

    The federal government will provide $5.1 million for a new drainage pump station to service the Illinois Central railroad ditch in Old Jefferson. Once complete, the new pump is to discharge water from the ditch to a detention pond near Earhart Expressway and Causeway Boulevard.

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  19. Arts center landscape designers gave Jefferson politicians $71,050Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | NOLA.com

    The flurry of activity to complete and open the behind-schedule, over-budget Jefferson Performing Arts Center includes landscape work, new irrigation and concrete walls at the Metairie site. The Jefferson Parish Council awarded that contract Wednesday to New Orleans-based APC Construction, which submitted the cheapest bid at $364,500.

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  20. Jefferson superintendent must fix discipline, stand up to Common Core, some sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | NOLA.com

    The next Jefferson Parish schools superintendent must address school discipline problems. That leader must create an environment where employees aren't afraid to air grievances.

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