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State representatives, senators provide legislative wrap-up at Chamber event

Rep. Roger Wilder (left), State Senator Valarie Hodges (center), and Rep. Kellee Hennessey Dickerson discuss this year's legislative session at the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce's Legislative Wrap-up Thursday, June 20, 2024 at Wholly Ground Coffee in Walker.
Some members of the state’s legislative delegation have an idea about how to help rein in skyrocketing insurance premiums: contact the governor’s office. The comments came during a …
In first five years, 79,000 of DACA recipients admitted to U.S. had arrest records
(The Center Square) – Within five years of a new program created to prevent deportation of minors brought into the country illegally by their parents, nearly 80,000 were released into the U.S. …
The two new nuclear reactors under construction at Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle.
Senate passes legislation streamlining licensing process for nuclear reactors.
(The Center Square) – The U.S. Senate passed legislation Tuesday which adjusts the NRC’s role in the advancement of nuclear power in the United States by streamlining  the Nuclear …
Joe Biden speaks on Friday, May 31, 2024.
'Shocking': Federal deficit grows by 27 percent in four months
(The Center Square) – The latest federal budget projections paint a troubling picture of the U.S. fiscal problem. The U.S. Congressional Budget Office released new estimates this week that …
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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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Sports
Albany used its pressure defense to help create turnovers and they converted those into easy buckets on their way to a 55-41 win over East St. John in the Ponchatoula Lady Wave Summer League that was held at Albany on June 20.
Albany and Walker competed in the 2024 Robert Graves Metro Baton Rouge 7-on-7 Summer League on June 19 at the field adjacent to Walker Elementary School.
High school baseball teams in Divisions I-III will need more wins to win the state title starting in 2025.
Opinion
The United States Capitol building in 2013.

OPINION | Long live the legislative branch

When he was first elected, President Barack Obama proclaimed to the nation that he would not just wait for Congress to act. “I’ve got a pen,” the president said. It’s …

OPINION | Gov. Landry's comments on Louisiana energy 'encouraging'

Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry recently did something that American energy advocates have been waiting for:  he spoke up . In a coordinated, collective, clear press event with several other …
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Arts and Entertainment
The first ever Juneteenth parade rolled through downtown Denham Springs on Saturday, June 22, 2024.

First annual Juneteenth Parade rolls through downtown Denham Springs

Marlon Vorise wanted his children to witness a part of history when the first official Denham Springs Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom Parade rolled through town Saturday afternoon. Vorise had …

Hundreds learn all things snakes in Livingston Parish Library’s Louisiana Snake ID presentation

Hundreds of people learned about local snakes and even got to hold some during a popular presentation hosted by the Livingston Parish Library.  Visitors of all ages packed meeting rooms at …
Obituaries
OBITUARY | Curtis Joseph Slocum
Curtis Joseph Slocum, age 55, and a resident of Livingston Parish was called home June 3rd, 2024 at 5:32 p.m. at Ocshner Medical Center. Curtis always said he would rest when God called him home. …
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. …
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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, …