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A 25-year-old Sulphur man has been accused of using a stolen casino rewards card to purchase over $500 worth of merchandise from casino stores, authorities said. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswomanMore >>
A 25-year-old Sulphur man has been accused of using a stolen casino rewards card to purchase over $500 worth of merchandise from casino stores, authorities said. More >>
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The 28th Annual Iowa Rabbit Festival will be held March 14-15 near City Hall. The event will feature carnival rides, food and craft booths, a rabbit cook-off and live music. A parade will be held at 10More >>
The 28th Annual Iowa Rabbit Festival will be held March 14-15 near City Hall.More >>
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The Sulphur Fire Department will be testing and inspecting fire hydrants beginning March 17. Mayor Chris Duncan said the testing will last through April. "Residents may notice discolored tap water asMore >>
The Sulphur Fire Department will be testing and inspecting fire hydrants beginning March 17. Mayor Chris Duncan said the testing will last through April. More >>
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Applicants can now begin applying for the Calcasieu Parish Superintendent position. On Tuesday, the Calcasieu Parish School Board unanimously voted to approve the superintendent application packet recommendedMore >>
Applicants can now begin applying for the Calcasieu Parish Superintendent position.
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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -
The latest scandal to rock Paula Deen's multi-million dollar food empire may be sparking a discussion that some Savannians say is long overdue.
Deen, who became famous for her Southern charm, southern food, and southern twang, admitted, while under oath, to using the N-word.
She's faced her share of criticism before, but this time it's had a huge impact on her career, and it could have an impact on Savannah.
WTOC has reached out to the mayor and other political leaders in Savannah for their comments, and, either they haven't returned calls or they say they will not comment on this particular matter. The son of the late Bennie Mitchell II, a leader in the Civil Rights movement in Savannah, says politics may be the reason no one wants to talk. But, he says they're going to have to speak up sooner or later.
"People don't really want to step on any toes because politics run deep and if you follow politics you'll follow the money," said Bennie Mitchell III.
Mitchell says this should be viewed as teaching opportunity for, not just Savannah, but for the entire country.
"We have to teach ourselves first," said Mitchell. "We have to teach our children. It starts with us, internally, not just us as black folks, but as Americans."
As for Paula, Mitchell says he agrees with the Food Network canceling her show. But, others feel the punishment is too harsh.
"It was inappropriate and she made a mistake. I don't think the Food Network should just kick her to the curb," said Anthony Haney.