The 2016 Live Oak High School Homecoming Queen will be crowned at halftime of the Eagles' football game against Broadmoor High School on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. Pictured are (front row, from left) seniors Breanna Burton, Blair Byers, Presley Wascom, Kameryn Magee, Cameron Seals, (stand…
Denham Springs — In the five years the restaurant has been open, the owners of Randazzo’s Italian Market have turned the eatery into a local favorite. The Great Flood of 2016 tried to destroy the place.
VFW Post 7017 of Denham Springs and the VFW Auxiliary 7017 will sponsor several patriotic contests in Livingston Parish. The contests are as follows:
The VFW Travelers are sponsoring an eight-day, seven-night cruise on the Celebrity Infinity from Sept. 17-24, 2017, where travelers will cruise the Pacific coastline. Fly out of Baton Rouge to Vancouver, British Colombia, where you will board the ship. You will cruise south to Seattle, Wash.…
We now have some very brave women who have joined the military and have fought right beside the men in the wars to help bring freedom to our country.
Summer vacations are often the highlight of the year, giving families and groups of friends a chance to bond and enjoy new experiences. Several readers shared photos of their trips with us, which ranged from Pensacola to Australia.
New Orleans — On National S’mores Day, Aug. 10, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced that, in celebration of 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies, the organization will introduce two commemorative Girl Scout S’mores™ cookies.
Natchitoches — Members of the class of 2016 at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) matched the school’s highest average ACT composite score in the history of the school that was set the previous year by the class of 2015.
Denham Springs — Friday, Aug. 12, marked Launch Therapy Center’s one-year anniversary, and to celebrate the Launch staff and patients incorporated “birthday” activities into their daily therapy sessions.
The 2016-2017 Live Oak High School Color Guard are (front row, from left) Summer Didier (Secretary), Schuyler Olson (Captain), Isabel Perregrino (Co-captain), Lauren Quartz (Spirit Coordinator), (middle) Kylie Hidalgo, Morgan Jones, Brooke Mitchell, Katelynn Roberson, Maeghan Staley (standin…
Have you notice that the days are getting shorter? I started cutting my grass at my usually late afternoon hour last week and was unable to complete the task before it got too dark to see. Although it is still plenty hot, that tells me fall is on the way.
Logan Dykes, an engineering technology major from Denham Springs, right, shakes hands with a representative of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory after speaking with him about employment opportunities with the agency at Southeastern Louisiana University’s annual career fair for senior studen…
Natchitoches – Middle and high school students from across the state of Louisiana can still enroll in online courses offered by the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts Virtual School now through Monday, Sept. 26.
The Interclub Council at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) hosted its annual Club Fair for first-year students to learn about the opportunities on campus and to sign up for those that interest them. The Club Fair was held on Thursday, Aug. 25, in the school’s gym.
Berkeley, Calif. – Austin Barnes, a senior at Denham Springs High School, recently attended a 9-day National Youth Leadership Forum in Medicine at the University of California–Berkeley.
The 2016-2017 Live Oak High School Cheerleaders are (front row, from left) Emily Hiestand, Carlie Hill, Ally Mitchell, (second row) Georgia Langlois, Kolby Bond, Kendall Calmes, Julia Davis, Mason Bonura, (third row) Jordan Porter, Jillian Schenk, Shelby Summers, Abby Wang, Kennedi Stronchec…
Natchitoches — Realizing that many families and schools across the southern region have been impacted by the disastrous flood waters this past week, the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts has reopened admission for students who live in the affected areas to offer a safe and sec…
Even though the flood has hammered our homes in Livingston Parish, the light at the end of the tunnel is that our citrus trees are doing great.
It is often said that history repeats itself. Case in point, here is the front page of the April 28, 1977, issue of The Denham Springs News which shows extensive flooding along Rushing Road, a sight that is eerily similar to images captured during The Great Flood of 2016.
Note: The Livingston Parish News publishes a column on frequently asked technology questions every month written by Livingston Parish Library Head of Adult Services Sarah Colombo. In light of the recent flood, she submitted this note from Livingston Parish Library Director Giovanni Tairov ab…
Live Oak High Eaglettes Kyleigh Lane (left), Mary Grace Byers, Sara Martin, Claire Aydell and Summer Didier sort and fold clothes donated by Bay St. Louis High School in Mississippi to help Watson and Denham Springs residents after the flood. Donated items included baby items, bedding, clean…
During the PARDS Summer Camp, children learned to be healthy from the inside out. Hailey Prakta helps prepare the MyPlate Salad during the MyPlate Program at the camp. See more photos and the full story in the Lifestyle section of The Livingston Parish News.
Members of the Can Do’s Volunteers for Family & Community Club pieced and hand-quilted several quilts, which were on display at the Main Branch of the Livingston Parish Library for the month of August. The exhibit included the quilts pictured at left and below.
In the midst of flood clean up I could see a Knock Out Rose starting a new bloom cycle. This particular plant had been covered with 4 feet of water during the flood and it would have only had the very top of the plant out of water.
Petey the Pelican is pictured with Alexis Blust, one of the winners of a free bicycle at the Pelican State Credit Union Free Kids Bike Race at Abundant Life Church. See more photos and the full story in the Lifestyle section of The Livingston Parish News.
DENHAM SPRINGS - The Denham Springs community came together for free family fun on Saturday, July 30, at Pelican State Credit Union’s 13th Annual Free Kids Bike Race.
Kenny Sharpe is the county agent with the LSU Cooperative Extension Service in Livingston Parish. He writes a column for The Livingston Parish News every week on various garden topics. Read his latest column, "Flooding brings a variety of lawn and garden problems," in our Lifestyle section. …
Members of the Albany Volunteers for Family & Community Club visit Albany Upper Elementary to donate school supplies they collected for the school. Pictured (from left) are Linda Cunningham, Albany VFC member, Debbie Tate, Albany Upper Elementary Principal, Rita Kinchen and Jeanette Dard…
Most children headed to Disney World are excited about the amusement park’s rides, meeting their favorite cartoon characters and just having fun on a vacation.
Wow! It is the only word that I can think of to describe the flooding devastation I have seen. Mountains of people’s possessions line the streets.
Mason Sibley shows his painting to commemorate the flooding in Springfield, LA. Read the full story about how he illustrated a children's book and plans to become a Disney animator in the Sunday, Sept. 11, issue of The Livingston Parish News.
This photo was taken by Barbara Walker, and the girl in the photo is her niece, Elizabeth Haley, 18 years old, of Denham Springs. The picture was taken Saturday, August 13, before their family was evacuated by boat and the water rose three more feet. The grand piano belongs to Elizabeth's gr…
WATSON — Seeing the images of the historic flooding of Livingston Parish and Denham Springs emotionally moved the principal and students of Airline High School of Shreveport, some to the point of tears.
WALKER — Because of the recent record-setting flood, musical shows at the Old South Jamboree will be suspended until at least October, according to organizer Carlton Jones.
Saving artifacts and photographs from the Creole House Museum in French Settlement after the flood are (from left) Paula McCarthy, David Matherne, French Settlement Historical Society President Kim Aydell, Katie Seeber and Debra Matherne.
They had only moved to the Denham Springs area a couple of months ago before becoming part of the history of the biggest flood to ever hit Livingston Parish.
As I write this article we are still in the middle of a historic flood. Access is very limited but the accounts I have are not good for a lot of people.
As a professional truck driver, Royce Boyker was accustomed to moving around a lot, sleeping in different places every night. For over a week, the over 70 retiree is doing it again.
It didn’t take much for a bunch of Cajuns from around False River to rush to help the people of Livingston Parish in the area that went under during the great flood and the small but determined team likely saved over 500 lives within 48 hours.