Charlotte Randolph

Lafourche Parish has a new administrator two months after ousting its previous administrator.

The Courier reports the Parish Council approved President Charlotte Randolph's appointment of Archie Chaisson III at its first meeting of the year Tuesday.

The position is the parish's top executive under Randolph. The administrator oversees grants, contracts, personnel and paying for projects.

Chaisson has worked as the parish's coastal zone manager since 2011.

The state ethics board has scheduled a March 7 hearing for Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph.

The Daily Comet reports she's accused of breaking state ethics law by renting her camp on Grand Isle to BP PLC after the company paid the parish $1 million for expenses related to the 2010 oil spill.

Ethics Board spokeswoman Alainna Giacone has said that, as an official of a parish doing business with BP, Randolph could not do personal dealings with the company.

Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph declared a State of Emergency and placed Office of Emergency Preparedness and the Department of Public Works on full activation as Tropical Storm Isaac heads into the Gulf of Mexico.

Tropical Storm Isaac has 60 mph winds according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC.) A hurricane watch has been issued from Morgan City eastward to Indian Pass, Fl. The latest NHC track shows that Southeast Louisiana is in the cone of error.