2:30 LRN Newscast Sept 01

WestRock has broken ground on a 97-million dollar expansion at its paper mill in Hodge. The paper mill has been a major employer in Jackson Parish for 90 years as it’s responsible for 450 direct jobs. State Representative Jack McFarland says the facility is also a driver of economic activity for surrounding parishes…:

CUT 03(11)      “…wood chip community.”

Construction is expected to continue into 2024.

With the NFL regular season starting just over a week from now, New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Maye has been arrested; accused of a road rage incident in which he allegedly brandished a pistol at a carload of young girls. He faces multiple counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. Maye’s attorney says Maye (quote) “vehemently denies the allegation” and “looks forward to defending himself when all the facts come out.”


Morgan City’s Shrimp and Petroleum Festival begins today, and organizers are excited it’s back after a two-year absence…:

CUT 02(31)      “…Thorington.”

We have this year’s “D Storm”, but it poses no threat to the Gulf Coast. Tropical Storm Danielle is in the mid-Atlantic; several hundred miles off the East Coast. Our weekend looks to be rainy, but hurricane-free.