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Jefferson, Louisiana is located in Jefferson Parish. Zip codes in Jefferson, LA include 70121. The median home price in Jefferson is $175,000 which is roughly $122/per square foot. More Jefferson information.

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Friday | WWL-TV New Orleans

Pump To River closes stretch of River Road in Harahan

River Road at Powerline Drive in Harahan is expected to be closed until at least December.


Friday Jul 11 |

Jefferson Parish high schools show gains on state tests, loss in graduation rate

In general, students in Jefferson Parish's public high schools did better on state tests in the 2013-14 academic year than in the previous year, and slightly more students qualified for college scholarships.


Wed Jul 09, 2014

Ray Nagin joins the Louisiana Politicians Hall of Shame

Ray Nagin broke new ground for a New Orleans mayor Wednesday, becoming the first ever sentenced to 10 years in prison.


Thu Jul 03, 2014

Amid some dissent, Woodmere Elementary to become Jefferson Parish's first turn-around charter school

At a meeting as filled with fireworks as the holiday it preceded, the Jefferson Parish School Board approved an agreement for its first turn-around charter school.


Wed Jul 02, 2014

The Advocate

Dennis Persica: New Orleans gets bump in population

From July 1, 2012, to July 1, 2013 - the most recent data available from the state - Orleans Parish saw its population grow by 2.4 percent .


In a first, Jefferson Parish School Board's new president...

The Jefferson Parish School Board's president and vice president have switched places.


Tue Jul 01, 2014

Jefferson Parish School Board to consider first turn-around charter school

Jefferson Parish public school officials are poised to approve a contract for their first turn-around charter school.


Jefferson Park Playground speaks canine

If you're looking for a family friendly place to spend time with your children and that special furry friend, be sure to check out the Little Jefferson Park Playground.


Fri Jun 27, 2014

New street in Harahan gets a name to catch the eye

Depending on how you view the situation, the name gracing a new road in Harahan is either a prank or an honorarium.


Wed Jun 25, 2014

What's your opinion of new, triple-sized garbage bins in Jefferson Parish?

On the left, a 95-gallon bin distributed by Jefferson Parish contractor Progressive Waste Solutions of Louisiana, for a new automated garbage pick-up system.


The Times-Picayune

Girl Scouts learn fine art of painting in Jefferson

During a series of Saturday Art Workshops sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Louisiana East, girls in grades fourth and fifth were able to create individual works of art using a variety of techniques, colors and natural light.


Mon Jun 23, 2014

Russell Blanchard to run for constable of West Jefferson's 2nd District Justice Court

Businessman Russell Blanchard has announced his candidacy this fall for constable of the 2nd District Justice Court in West Jefferson .


Wed Jun 18, 2014

Westwego goes on record in opposing coal trains passing through city

Westwego 's elected officials on Wednesday voiced their concerns over a plan to transport coal in open railroad freight cars through West Jefferson neighborhoods.


Tue Jun 17, 2014

Non-profit elaborates on plans for single moms home in Waggaman, allegations of corruption

Lynette Wallace and Glenda Williams of the National Congress of Black Women presenting their vision for the Barbara Stamps Teen Center in Waggaman to the Jefferson Parish Council on June 11. (Adriane Quinlan, A non-profit leader who accused Jefferson Parish Councilman Mark Spears Jr.'s associates of corruption last week elaborated on her ... (more)


Mon Jun 16, 2014

Curtis Kyles' murder trial postponed for DNA testing

Four years after he was booked with killing a Metairie woman near a West Jefferson landfill, an Algiers man who spent 14 years on death row for an unrelated killing in New Orleans, has had his trial delayed just one week before it was to begin.



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