Jason Ard says he wants to put officers in schools because he’s concerned about the safety of our children. I’m looking forward to hear him speak out on the rampant, unchecked distracted driving in LP that’s far more likely to kill or injure our children than a mass shooter.
The residential real estate market here in Livingston Parish has cooled off a bit in recent months, but it is starting to heat up again with the weather as buyers are rushing to take advantage of the recent interest rate drop before the bond market pushes rates back up again. This is good ne…
The hiring of a superintendent for the Livingston Parish school system is a delicate matter, and of vast importance to the area in which it serves.
Isn’t it about time to do something about all the loud mufflers in Livingston? I always laugh when folks from Baton Rouge think it must be so quiet out here! The people who have them don’t have any more right to make pointless noise than the rest of us do to enjoy peace and quiet, and I’m pr…
The events of the 2016 flood not only brought drastic change to the housing market in Livingston Parish, it also introduced a new word that you may have heard come up in conversation, flood-modeled. This term refers to homes that were gutted after the flood and remodeled. These homes have be…
During the past few weeks, as Gov. John Bel Edwards has been on the campaign trail, the man running for re-election this fall has pulled no punches and is keeping his face very visible, all the while touting plenty of successes.
A dose of good news and bad news comes from the talk about teacher pay raises for the upcoming state legislative session, which begins Monday, April 8.
The forthcoming meetings of the Livingston Parish Council’s Master Plan Committee will bring to the forefront a blueprint for the future of our communities, along with a word which has seemingly been taboo for years.
If the mosquito boys want to do something to help parish residents try getting something done about the stink coming from the Walker Landfill. And yes, it does smell in districts 2 and 3 when the wind is blowing in that direction.
If, perhaps, you’re looking for something to become both fascinated and infuriated by – look no further than recently resurrected Master Plan titled, “Envision Livingston.”
Of 895 slots in the freshman class of Stuyvesant High in New York City, seven were offered this year to black students, down from 10 last year and 13 the year before.
The person that continues to place ugly comments about Mr. Harry, let me start by saying you should be ashame of yourself. You continue to slander him over and over. I myself am sick of seeing the ugly comments. It’s sounds like a bunch of cry babies. I stand behind Mr. Harry 100%. Mr Harry …
The same day the gifts and talents of 205 children from Livingston Parish captured the spotlight during the Eighth Annual Special Olympics at Live Oak High School, plans for the great events here and across the nation went into a different direction.
More than six months remain before the long slate of state and parish elections, but an item on the May 4 ballot has already generated plenty of heat.
The Livingston Parish School Board’s push for an increase in salaries and more funding through the Minimum Foundation Program marked a big step in what will hopefully bring more money to teachers and the school system.
It’s neither a secret, nor a surprise, that President Donald Trump doesn’t like Jeff Bezos or his online retail giant, Amazon. His attitude, and the response, has made it clear the great battle of our lifetime will be held as pen and paper versus code.
Help! Help! State retirees have not gotten a raise in more than 15 years, and we have to have money just like everybody else to buy our necessities. Please, legislators, take this into consideration. We would appreciate it.
Last Friday, in Christchurch, New Zealand, one of the more civilized places on Earth, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant, an Australian, turned on his cellphone camera and set out to livestream his massacre of as many innocent Muslim worshippers as he could kill.
To answer another caller asking if there’s a process started to solve the problem of the terrible smell coming from the Walker landfill, the answer is no. If you wonder why, just follow the money and the history of how this landfill developed and expanded.
The recent meeting of HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson and U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy may have resulted in what was deemed “an informal agreement,” but in many ways it sounds like the same song and dance.
Well, the way Dr. Shawn Wilson tells it – a gas tax may not come this year, as folks are trying to get elected, but that won’t save voters from the year after.
If you are planning a funeral I urge you to not have a police escorted procession. Too many of our police have been injured or killed due to this activity.It is time to end the carnage.
In all but one of the past seven presidential elections, Republicans lost the popular vote. George W. Bush and Donald Trump won only by capturing narrow majorities in the Electoral College.
It began the year as the land on which a flood-damaged building remained dormant for two years and it became an empty lot by the end of January.
Look like someone struck a nerve with the interim Bill Bliss French Settlement police department, could it be some truth to the last call and comment article? Pretty funny how he just had to respond. Very sad!
A 2018 report released by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) listed Livingston Parish at the top of the heap statewide in the total number of children who went into foster care.
A class action lawsuit was filed on March 6th that could fundamentally change the way real estate is bought and sold in the U.S. A homeseller in Minnesota is suing the National Association of Realtors, as well as several big name brokerages like Keller Williams and ReMax, alleging that the r…
I am a Livingston Parish parent of a multi-sport athlete child that does not go to Walker High School. While Walker High school now has TWO gymnasiums, we pay for a membership for our child to workout since we don’t even have a weight room at our school, much less a Jumbotron! Our baseball t…
Changes are coming with regard to development, specifically residential, in Livingston Parish. The Livingston Parish Council has begun the process of observing and determining rulesets for drainage requirements, fill dirt, zoning, even the number of entrances and exits to a subdivision.
As President Donald Trump flew home from his Hanoi summit with Kim Jong Un, Mike Pompeo peeled off and flew to Manila. And there the secretary of state made a startling declaration.
The City of Walker is buying 4.72 acres of land for $680,000, not on Florida Blvd and not close to I-12 where property values are high, but on a tiny residential street off of Walker S Rd. That’s over $144,000 PER ACRE. That’s ludicrous for the city to pay that much for this land! The citize…
It’s not hard to understand how resistance to a funded drainage system would have a hard time passing with voters a second time around, considering the opposition at the voting polls in 2017.
Editor’s note: John Dupont is recovering from the flu. While he recovers, a look back in the files of The News finds the topic of mosquito abatement was in his Random Thoughts on Oct. 28, 2017.
The correlation of mental or behavioral health issues to violent crime has been a subject of debate for years, and the discussion is far from over.
According to Zillow, Livingston Parish is a “cool” market – but it’s not a description of home movement.
It is common to see a patient in therapy who is struggling with negative comments from a boss, coworker, or partner, and I’m often asked for the appropriate response.
It's amusing to read the comments from elected officials regarding the gravity drainage districts servicing the western part of the parish. One would mistakenly think that their great drainage would be the envy of those of us who have no gravity drainage district. I would like to suggest tha…
Grants are those pesky funding mechanisms that take your tax dollars, ship them to Washington, D.C., have them divided up by Congress in their “budgeting” methodology, then shipped back for a specific purpose two or three years later.
In the Venezuelan crisis, said President Donald Trump in Florida, “All options are on the table.” And if Venezuela’s generals persist in their refusal to break with Nicolas Maduro, they could “lose everything.”
Public-school systems across Louisiana face a challenge that may take years to fix, but efforts from the state superintendent of education – and ultimately our lawmakers – could possibly move things in another direction.
Recently the Sheriff of Livingston Parish asked for a tax increase to fund deputies in schools, saying that he didn’t have the ability to fund this through his own budget. However, today, I received a knock on my door from a Livingston Parish Sheriff’s deputy hand-delivering a jury summons f…