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Grand Isle Says Goodbye to Councilman Dixie Santiny

Three term Grand Isle Councilman Dixie Santiny passed away with family and friends by his side on Saturday, May 20th. Mr. Santiny had been battling a cancer diagnosis for months.

During his time in office, Councilman Santiny worked on issues important to island residents. In particular improved public facilities, hurricane and flood protection, and activities involving the youth of the island.

He played a major part in holding BP accountable for the damage caused to Grand Isle following the 2010 oil spill. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.