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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   

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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.

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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 …

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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…

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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.   

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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.   

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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…

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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…

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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.   

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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…

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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.

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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.  

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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.   

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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 …

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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.

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Heading into 2019, the News is reaching out to our community to hear what you value about our products, and what you'd like to see in the new year.

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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…