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Former students of St. Edmund Catholic School disputes Face Painting traditions-says paintings are racially charged

Former students of St. Edmund Catholic School disputes Face Painting traditions-says paintings are racially charged

Eunice,LA (PPN)- Former students of St. Edmunds Catholic School contacted Pen Point News disputing face painting traditions. Many students suggest that this is an attempt to sweep wrong behavior under the rug. Former students, current students, and many community members wanted to remain anonymous due to the possible retaliation from business men in the community. One current student contacted Pen(…)

Hurricane Harvey upgrades to category 4

Hurricane Harvey upgrades to category 4

Harvey continues churning in the Gulf of Mexico as a dangerous hurricane toward Texas, while its outer rain band is now swiping parts of the coast, forecasters said Friday afternoon. At 6 p.m. Friday, Harvey was upgraded to a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph.   more updates: Click here

Hurricane Harvey upgraded to category 3

Hurricane Harvey upgraded to category 3

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) –On a mobile device? Click here for live updates at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Harvey continues churning in the Gulf of Mexico as a dangerous Category 3 hurricane toward Texas, while its outer rain band is now swiping parts of the coast, forecasters said Friday afternoon. As of 2 p.m., Harvey was located at(…)

The winning $700 million Powerball numbers announced

The winning $700 million Powerball numbers announced

(RNN) – The winning numbers in the $700 million Powerball lottery are 06-07-16-23-26, and the Powerball is 04. The Powerball drawing show is broadcast live from Tallahassee, FL. It is uplinked to more than 125 television stations across the U.S., the Powerball web site says. Tickets cost $2, but many were  plunking down well more than(…)

Student verifies racially charged face paintings at St. Edmund’s Catholic School

Student verifies racially charged face paintings at St. Edmund’s Catholic School

Eunice, LA (PPN) A student (anonymous) contacted Pen Point News to reveal that the principal of Eunice High School, Mitchell Fontenot is the daughter that allegedly painted the brown faces on students at St. Edmund’s Catholic School. Mitchell Fontenot is also a board member at St. Edmund’s Catholic School. Student says that Mitchell Fontenot daughter(…)

St. Edmunds Catholic School Seniors paste “Nuttella” on face to mock Students

St. Edmunds Catholic School Seniors paste “Nuttella” on face to mock Students

Eunice, LA (PPN) – St. Edmund’s Catholic School Seniors hazed freshmen by dressing them up to mock Eunice High School students. The parents have posted (which have been deleted) that the girls were not in “blackface” but painted their faces with Nutella, peanut butter and honey. —-> Click Here for Exclusive Interview Many community members(…)

Mayor Broome’s Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Dr. James Gilmore resigns

Mayor Broome’s Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Dr. James Gilmore resigns

BATON ROUGE – An East Baton Rouge Parish Assistant Chief Administrative Officer of the Mayor-President has resigned. On Monday, the mayor’s office confirmed the resignation of James Gilmore. Gilmore had been in charge of overseeing the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination  (BRAVE) crime-fighting initiative for the mayor’s office. Dr. Gilmore released a statement stating his last(…)

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