McIlhenny Co names greatgrandson of Tabasco founder as CEO

LAFAYETTE, La. — The Louisiana-based McIlhenny Co., which produces Tabasco sauce, has named the great-great-grandson of Tabasco creator Edmund McIlhenny as its new president and chief executive officer.News outlets report Monday that Harold Osborn will take over the company, popularly known for creating the Tabasco brand and distributing Tabasco Pepper Sauce.The Acadiana Advocate reports Osborn worked on Southern Louisiana’s Avery Island and in the Avery Island salt mine for the McIlhenny Co. when he was younger. Avery Island was the birthplace of Tabasco Pepper Sauce, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places last year.The newspaper says McIlhenny Co. was founded in 1868, making it one of the U.S.’s oldest family-owned companies.The Associated Press read more

Two policemen interdicted

A female police constable and another policeman have been interdicted after a suspect had fled police custody in Madampe today.The police said that the suspect had fled when he was taken to the Chilaw court over a heroin case. The police DIG in charge of the Chilaw police division investigated the incident and ordered the two police constables to be interdicted.The DIG had said that the police constables had failed in their duty and so were interdicted pending further investigations. Meanwhile the suspect who fled police custody was arrested at his house. (Colombo Gazette) read more