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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…

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…

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

One of the most foolish things that our federal government has ever done is to implement Daylight Saving Time, and now the Louisiana legislature is considering having this ridiculous idea of saving daylight year round. The federal government gives states the right to opt out of Daylight Savi…

The Walker Police Department alert system is not being utilized properly. We do not need a weather forecast every morning as part of your alert system. Use it as it is intended to give alerts about what is happening around the city. We do not need an alert from the police department to tell …

The 2018 Louisiana Legislative Session as well as all of the Special Sessions have been nothing short of a joke. First, every representative should be voted out of office. If they are not able to reach compromise after all of these sessions, let us vote someone into to office who will. In my…

It is illogical to believe that one school resource officer can guarantee the safety of students and staff at any school. It is a fact that both Parkland High School and Santa Fe High School had armed resource officers on duty when lives were lost. It is a fact that Livingston Parish has the…

I see Jason Ard is asking for a 1/2 cent tax increase to put a deputy in every school and the Livingston Parish Public Works is using road tax money for drainage projects in certain areas. It seems to me, they are getting enough money but need to learn how to manage it better. Instead of a d…

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Food for thought. Let’s take all the money we’re putting into these libraries and build us a nice coliseum here in the parish. That way we can have our graduations in the parish. I don’t know why we need all these libraries, but y’all keep paying the tax. Thank you.

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I was calling to see if there was any way that the red light at Centerville and Hatchell could be done away with. It seems like all that light does is hold up traffic coming off of Florida Blvd. onto Hatchell Lane. There’s always a back-up there because of that light, and I don’t really know…

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Really Sheriff Ard a half cent sales tax. Everyone is for protecting our school children, but more taxes. Sheriff be honest, I would be willing to bet you have 30 million in your sheriff account right now. Spend that money first, and don`t tell us it`s dedicated funds, you can have those tax…

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Please tell us that the article stating that the sheriff and school superintendent want to raise our sales taxes is “fake news”. We pay the highest sales tax rate in the country! Surely this can’t be real!

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DEMCO, you are such liars. You cut down my magnolia tree because you said that you have the right of way and because the power line was right above it. Well, why aren't you cutting down all these oak trees too? All you did to the oak trees was cut their branches. I'm out money for my tree, b…

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This week, President Trump called the former president, “Cheating Obama.” That’s pretty sad, coming from a man who has a $130,000 non disclosure contract with a porn star to keep quiet about their sexual encounter. This Easter Sunday, I am reminded of Proverbs 26:12 “Do you see a man who is …

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Does anyone know when they will be finished with the construction on I-12 near Holden? After messing things up there for about 3 years, now they have grated the interstate which is creating a dust storm when you drive through, not to mention rocks being picked up by tires and being slung ont…

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What an impressive accomplishment that one of our parish students scored a perfect 36 score on the ACT test! Fewer than 1/10 of 1 percent of students nationwide earn a perfect score. It seems that this would be a much more headline worthy story than volumes of articles on a high school baske…

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Could someone explain why a civilian needs an assault rifle? Why not let civilians have grenades or nuclear weapons? I support sane adults owning hunting rifles, shotguns, and handguns. Common sense. But assault rifles make no sense.