Daily Archives: January 1, 2015


The farewell address of Pearl River (La.) Mayor James Lavigne, who was indicted on theft and malfeasance charges last fall, was crashed by journalists on New Year’s Eve, and…

When reporters began showing up at Pearl River Town Hall, the 74-year-old Lavigne began threatening to leave, demanding to be told who had informed the news media of the meeting.

“It’s a public meeting,” said Ashley Rodrigue, of WWL-TV, who broke the story on financial irregularities at the town. “It was all over Facebook,” she added.

“Facebook can kiss my ass, and you too and Channel 4 news,” Lavigne said as he got into his town-owned GMC Denali and drove away.

* We can all kiss the departing mayor’s ass (