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Editor’s note: The News asks readers and commenters to remember that local comments only will be accepted and published. A column on April 26, 2018, explained The News is moving away from national commentary, focusing on local, community-based banter. The News will accept national comments o…

My name is Bobby Allen Achord. The Livingston Parish school board has 6.8 million dollars to build a sports complex yet refuses to spend a couple of million on overtime police officers to act as resource officers in our schools. Also they have made no obvious efforts to harden the perimeter …

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What is going on with the Walker High School athletic programs? It has been one thing after the other lately and as usual our kids are the ones being punished because of the actions of the adults in charge. Is the principal spread too thin with all that is going on at the school?

Thanks to all who voted!  Shame on Jason Ard and others for making the TV commercials for the tax proposition. They were deceptive, misleading, lots of smoke and mirrors. I was surprised when I read the actual proposition. If the sheriff wanted funds to provide protection for our children, h…

I’m confused!! The mayor of French Settlement has appointed the new Chief of Police!! He is not post certified and is legally blind!! If the people can’t depend on the Chief like we all did for our last Chief, then who do we depend on. You can’t depend on the 2 officers in French Settlement …

Livingston Parish voters are fed up with politicians with no formal education or business background managing, or rather mismanaging, multi-million dollar budgets. This tax increase that the sheriff and school superintendent came up with was the most absurd inept proposal that I have ever se…

I noticed on Facebook that Mr. Wascom was asking the people of Watson if they wanted to support a tax that would fund spraying poison on their streets. Mr. Talbert then challenged Mr. Wascom to address spraying poison where he lived if he really thought it was poison. The funny thing was aft…

I have been living in Livingston Parish a number of years and recently turned 62 years of age. I have been pondering that I would like to see a couple of milestones occur before I go to the great parish in the sky.......The landing of man on the planet Mars and the completion of the construc…

I'm wondering if everybody is getting these telemarketer phone calls like I am. I average two or three a day on each of my phones. I'm just wondering if we should call our congressman and our two senators. Each time we get a call, I think if we call their office, I believe they would get up …

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I hope the voters in this parish educate themselves about the Sheriffs enormous sales tax proposal. It disappoints me that our sheriff is using the safety of our children and our emotions to push this tax on us. This tax will put Juban Crossing at a sales tax of over 11% and that is absurd. …

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I just saw the commercial of Garret Graves standing in the Washington Street exit on the interstate saying that exit was stupid. No, what’s stupid is him standing in the middle of the interstate. Plus, it’s illegal, and why hasn’t he been arrested? I guess we all know.

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On Monday, October 22, Sheriff Jason Ard indicated that any revenue generated above the cost to operate the School Resource Officer Program would be retained by his office for other operations of his office. Come on Sheriff Ard, is this really a tax for the School System or the Sheriff's Office?

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My name is Bobby Allen Achord. I live in Walker. I am 100% opposed to the perpetual sales tax proposed by our sheriff that will generate millions for a slush fund exclusively for him. This is from a news station in Lafayette. “Police officers are getting ready for their new roles as School R…

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Editor’s note: The News asks readers and commenters to remember that local comments only will be accepted and published. A column on April 26, 2018, explained The News is moving away from national commentary, focusing on local, community-based banter. The News will accept national comments o…

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Eastside Elementary: I have read your RULES for carpool pickup and I abide by them. If I arrived before your designated time that my wheels can touch school property, I am instructed to go all the way around the school and get back in the line. I do it. Here is my issue-- your 'rules' in BOL…

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I read the new where a mother was trying to enroll her children at one of the schools. Shame Shane Shame on the School Board and their Lawyer passing the buck on this family .Its ashame that this has to go to a hearing or court having to get the child or children in that school . If the scho…

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Editor’s note: The News asks readers and commenters to remember that local comments only will be accepted and published. A column on April 26, 2018, explained The News is moving away from national commentary, focusing on local, community-based banter. The News will accept national comments o…

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Editor’s note: The News asks readers and commenters to remember that local comments only will be accepted and published. A column on April 26, 2018, explained The News is moving away from national commentary, focusing on local, community-based banter. The News will accept national comments o…