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Farm Bill ignites debate on food stamp spending amid $30 billion cut

Gargiulo Farm employees select and divide the tomatoes in Puerto Rico in 2018.
(The Center Square) - A $1.5 trillion Farm Bill supported by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representative has sparked criticism among Democrats for cutting $30 billion from the former food stamps …
The deck of the Energy Atlantic is a maze of pipes and metal that help carry and contain natural gas products, Port Arthur, Texas.
GOP AGs: Oil, natural gas, coal essential to U.S., state economies
(The Center Square)  – Traditional sources of fuel,  oil, natural gas, and coal are essential sources of energy that Americans rely on ,  and are vital to the U.S. and  …
The deck of the Energy Atlantic is a maze of pipes and metal that help carry and contain natural gas products, Port Arthur, Texas.
Texas legislative committee proposes ways to protect, expand LNG industry
(The Center Square) – A state legislative committee is proposing ways to expand Texas’ liquified natural gas (LNG) industry after the Biden administration announced it was pausing pending …
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 helicopter aircrew and Air Station New Orleans MH-65 helicopters aircrew conduct formation flight June 28, 2022, in New Orleans, La.
Stadium commission, Saints disagree on cause of delayed payments
(The Center Square) –  The state commission that manages the Caesars Superdome says the facility's primary tenant, the NFL's New Orleans Saints, is behind on its payments for a stadium …
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SPRING FEST 2024 | Small-town charm draws over 10,000 visitors

<p>Over 10,000 visitors flocked to Denham Springs' Antique District for the 2024 Spring Fest.</p>

Saturday’s Spring Fest held in the Denham Springs Antique District had event organizer Al Bye hopping. President of the Antique Village Merchant’s Association, Bye found himself scrambling …

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OPINION | American agriculture needs farm workforce modernization

American farmers feel like the little red hen working alone to grow the wheat, mill the flour, and make the bread, as they struggle to meet labor demands across sectors. Few domestic workers find …

OPINION | Campaign to nullify Electoral College staggers ahead, despite problems

For more than 230 years the American president has been elected by the states, and 2024 will be no different. In mid-December, 538 presidential electors will gather in their respective state capitols …
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Live Oak High School graduate Sadie Forbes distinguished herself as the only student from Livingston Parish to receive the LSU University Medal at the flagship school’s spring commencement exercises.

Local receives LSU University Medal at spring commencement

Live Oak High School graduate Sadie Forbes distinguished herself as the only student from Livingston Parish to receive the LSU University Medal at the flagship school’s spring commencement …

Livingston Parish Library announces special kick off for summer events, summer reading program

The adventures will be endless at the Livingston Parish Library this summer!  As part of its annual Summer Reading Program, which runs May 20 – August 4, the Library has a full slate …
Obituaries
Beverly Howze Williams
OBITUARY | Beverly Howze Williams
Beverly Howze Williams, born January 7, 1945, departed from this earth to be in the loving arms of our Lord, her Father early Tuesday morning, May 7 th , 2024, surrounded by her loving family. …
OBITUARY | Peggy Threet Parker
Graveside services for Peggy Threet Parker of Watson, Louisiana, formerly of Weir, Mississippi were held at 12:00 p.m. Monday, May 6, at New Haven Baptist Church Cemetery near Weir, Mississippi. The …
Martha Jeannette (Carter) Reynolds
OBITUARY | Martha Jeannette (Carter) Reynolds
Martha Jeannette (Carter) Reynolds, age 74, died unexpectedly in her home on March 15, 2024. She was the wife of the late, Ernest “Coon” Reynolds. She was born on September 13, 1949, in Bunkie. …
<p>Donald Facundus</p>
OBITUARY | Donald Wilson Facundus
Donald Wilson Facundus, 80 years old, gained his wings on February 27th, 2024. He was a resident of Argyle, Texas, but lived most of his life in Denham Springs, Louisiana. He was a loving husband, …
<p>Barbara Cutrera</p>
OBITUARY | Barbara Cutrera
Barbara Cutrera passed away at home on February 24, 2024 surrounded by her loving family . Mrs. Cutrera was born in New Orleans and had lived in Lake Charles for the past 66 years. She was a …