A member of the Livingston Parish Council uttered a seemingly taboo word that could set the wheels in motion for a long overdue proposal for some areas of the parish.
This year, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) decided to take a step away from politics and “the way Louisiana is” to discuss a new phenomenon – millennials and their effect on broader markets. Exe
Why has Livingston Parish Public Schools stopped the good practice of giving public notice of personnel lists and changes? The last Livingston Parish School Board Personnel List(s) Online Publication was on September 6, 2018.
With the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) holding a community meeting and unveiling the results in favor of dedicated left-turn lanes for most of Range Avenue between Interstate 12 and Florida Boulevard, the emergence of a large-scale DOTD project opens the door …
To manifest his opposition to President Donald Trump’s decision to pull all 2,000 U.S. troops out of Syria, and half of the 14,000 in Afghanistan, Gen. James Mattis went public and resigned as secretary of defense.
With friends like Rep. Valarie Hodges and Rep. Clay Schexnayder, Livingston Parish and Louisiana public school teachers don’t need enemies. By opposing the forecast of the majority of the Revenue Estimating Committee, Hodges and Schexnayder in effect oppose the pay raise that Gov. Edwards wa…
Most residents who lived in Livingston Parish during the August 2016 flood likely will never forget the devastation, nor will they ever be able to block out the image of abandoned flood-damaged structures.
The realm of discussion by February often turns toward talk of the upcoming state legislative session and what may loom from what traditionally figures as the most heated topic during the two months at the State Capitol.
Editor’s note: In the Feb. 3 edition of The News, McHugh David incorrectly cited the recent vote on drainage as 5-4, which was actually 8-0, when referring to the 5-4 vote on a multi-family development called Starwood Knoll and its relationship to zoning. The News apologizes for the error an…
It’s a good feeling when you’re prepared. Approaching whatever event or circumstance, there’s a confidence that reigns in actions and words. So, it was indeed a good feeling last Thursday when School Board President Buddy Mincey Jr. (with great confidence) reminded a crowd at the regular mee…
A discussion at the Jan. 24 meeting of the Livingston Parish Council brought to the forefront a component missing from the parish for the past several years.
Recent comments from people defending the Council on Aging donating two vans to a Baton Rouge school perfectly illustrates the arrogance and/or ignorance that has brought about the anti-tax sentiment in this parish.. Do these people seriously not know that Louisiana Public Transportation (DO…
Lessons in school often extend far beyond the basic reading, writing and arithmetic, as several campuses have demonstrated over the past week.
News of a shooting spree that took three lives in Livingston Parish and two in Ascension Parish by the same gunman came just three days after a French Settlement man allegedly shot and killed a man and left his body in Springfield.
The year 2018 was interesting from just about any parishwide perspective. Abundant questions were posited as the 550-square-mile “free state” entered a real post-flood scenario – homes, for the most part, were repaired, and new cars were purchased.
Education levels in the state of Louisiana are not ranked very high in the nation. I see our teachers want a pay raise in 2019. Looking at the LA Department of Education webpage, a total of 360 in the years 2015-16 were terminated or resigned in anticipation of termination. Only six licenses…
In terms of legislative lines of demarcation, there’s BB (Before Barras) and AB (After Barras). That’s to say there was the House before the election of Speaker Taylor Barras and there’s the House that exists today, in the wake of his unexpected rise to power on Jan. 11, 2016.
It’s not often that Livingston Parish would feel the effect of a decision by the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, but a vote against one of the state’s biggest industrial entities could have far-reaching effects.
The Livingston Parish Council took the first step Jan. 17 toward a plan that could reduce the risk of severe flooding, something which has been become a heightened concern since the August 2016 disaster.
Perhaps one day in the future, Baton Rouge – well, Louisiana in general – will have the local economic and political leverage to decline requests via the Industrial Tax Exemption Program (ITEP); but last Thursday at an East Baton Rouge Parish School Board meeting was not that day.
The large pot holes on Railroad Ave. behind the AT&T truck yard are a disgrace. How long will those pot holes be allowed to remain like that??
I immediately became transfixed on my phone after the game. All said, I probably spent too much time on it Sunday night but my curiosity was piqued – how would the national media respond to the pass interference non-call? Would the league say anything? What about fans of the sport and others…
We're done with Christmas and the year is only slightly new. A Louisiana team seems to be headed to the Super Bowl and Twelfth Night has passed us by, which means by now you should have your home peppered with things green, purple and gold. Or at least black and gold.
It’s sad that People just can’t be happy for others. The Executive Director for Livingston Council on Aging wouldn’t give your tax dollars away. Too bad you don’t know what you’re talking about before trying to bad mouth good hearted people. Funding for the vans comes from DOTD. So helping o…
It’s often hard to tell what is too early, and such is the case with a study of the flood control for areas along the Amite River.
Surplus laws in Louisiana provide a fascinating case study in “protecting the people” or, more appropriately, “protecting the taxpayer.”
We need no further proof that we are overtaxed in this parish when the Council on Aging has so much excess that it donates two 2011 vans to a Baton Rouge school. How can this even be legal?
For the past 28 years, Louisiana’s incoming governors have alternated party labels four times. From the perch of 2019, looking back over those years, the regular partisan swaps look like a never-ending tennis.
I live on Walker South Road and have a Denham Springs address, we do not receive our mail timely, our newspaper subscriptions run anywhere from 2 weeks to a month from date issued from sender, I have called each and nothing can be done on senders end. I recently mailed a certified letter to …
Hard times hit upon all of us at some point or another, but it’s the way a person handles the adversity that tells the real story.
A grant from the U.S. Department of Justice could help, as least in a small amount, to help curb a crime that continues to quietly stay under the radar, to a large degree.
A recommendation from Gov. John Bel Edwards during his address on Jan. 7 to the Press Club of Baton Rouge set the stage for what could be one of the more contentious battles in the 2019 legislative session.
The recent study by the United Way, dubbed ALICE, examined the percent of households in Louisiana who live in poverty, or who are employed but cannot afford basic necessities, and those who make enough for basic necessities.
Please help to raise the awareness of the denim springs private residence and residencent of the widespread use of illegal communications.
Quite a bit of ink has been used in this newspaper to outline the benefits of luring Bass Pro Shops to Denham Springs, with promises of TIF financing for infrastructure and droves of Southern outdoor disciples revolving in and out of the “Sportsman’s Cathedral” adjacent to Interstate 12.
The year that was and still is 2018 (depending on when you read this column) offered more than a few valuable lessons for working in or around politics in Louisiana.
Assessor Jeff Taylor can not stop duplicate homestead exemptions, so the Parish Council, School Board, and the Sheriff have to help him out.That is pitiful. In this day and age a simple computer search should solve this. Guess he spends too much time making sure the good old boys do not have…