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jp sheriff council 4For decades, when you mentioned the words Jefferson Parish, there was at least one name that probably crossed the mind, none other than “Chehardy”.

Lawrence A. Chehardy (for eleven years) and then his son Lawrence E. Chehardy dominated the Parish as its’ assessors.  During this forty-five year period, while other prominent political names came and went, the Chehardy’ brand remained as a powerful Jefferson Parish institution.

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JP FEMAWhen late spring comes around in these parts of Southeast Louisiana, one topic comes to mind: hurricanes and floods.

This weekend, in New Orleans, citizens of that fair city got a serious reminder how tenuous life "as is" might be.  Here dry today, wet tomorrow.

Right in time for the moment, Jefferson Parish has announced the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are now final and will be effective for Flood Insurance rates on February 18, 2018.

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