LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish Council continues to give the sheriff's office some teeth.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Racking up more than 150 arrests in a year might be expected but getting bit (twice) by dogs or driving mules and a wagon usually are not on first responders’ to-do lists.
LIVINGSTON – The Livingston Board of Aldermen will revisit in September the status of a Cedar Street house that it has condemned.
FRENCH SETTLEMENT – The recent torrential rains that inundated Livingston Parish were a major topic at the monthly meeting of the Village of French Settlement Board of Aldermen meeting June 12.
Councilman Maurice 'Scooter' Keen, District 3, discusses the potential for a new solicitation ordinance and the work that needs to be done for a June 27th introduction.
With unanimous approval, one foot of 'freeboard' will be required on all new residences in flood zones 'A' and 'AE.' 'Freeboard' requires that new homes being built must be a certain height above the 'Base Flood Elevation' (BFE). The measure helps for points in the 'Community Rating System.'
The parish council's ordinance committee ran out of time and had to adjourn, but the beginning discussions of a new parish sewer ordinance began Thursday night. Councilman Garry 'Frog' Talbert believes it will be a long process but was pleased with the progress.
LIVINGSTON - With dirt fill on hold, the parish council has focused on other means of raising homes above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE).
ALBANY -- The Town of Albany adopted its budget for 2019-20 along with three new ordinances at its June council meeting.
On Thursday, June 6, various reports indicated that just under eight inches of water fell in parts of Livingston Parish, including Denham Springs, Walker, and Watson.
WALKER – A three-part project to improve Pendarvis Lane has been awarded a grant through the Capital Region Planning Commission (CRPC), according to Walker city officials.
LIVINGSTON — “Everybody Poops” is the name of a popular children’s book that helps younger people get over their hesitation of going to the bathroom on their own.
DENHAM SPRINGS - According to the Denham Springs permitting department, it's time for the Ryan's building to go.
WALKER – A replacement for the Travis Street Bridge in Walker is getting closer, according to the project engineer.
WALKER – How a city occupational license can be suspended or revoked and the options available to the license holder were clarified by the Walker City Council.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Nearly three years after the Great Flood of 2016 one Denham Springs family is finally seeing some movement on their house.
The Denham Springs City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 24th at 6 p.m. to consider a millage roll-forward, which is allowed after reassessments. Should the council not take the option, it will become unavailable to them until the next reassessment.
Denham Springs Mayor Gerard Landry says that its difficult to handle as much rain that came Thursday, June 6th. However, keeping trash, leaves, and grass out of drains would help more than you'd imagine.
DENHAM SPRINGS - Unanimous approval from Planning and Zoning to approve a special use permit, and unanimous approval for a public hearing have a microbrewery inside the city limits closer to a reality.
WALKER – Three public hearings are on the agenda of the Walker City Council for its meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, including two to amend city ordinances.
DENHAM SPRINGS - It's been three years since the Great Flood of 2016, but time means little in the face of the process of recovery.
Summer is typically when home sales heat up as families find time in between school years, and slow times during work for some, to either find their first home or switch locations.
WALKER – After nearly eight inches of rain fell on Friday morning, Walker is still in the process of drying out. Walker Elementary and the City Hall were among the buildings that took on water across Livingston Parish.
Mayor Gerard Landry says that flood recovery in Denham Springs is still ongoing. Now, the city moves to replace control panels on water wells and sewer lift stations that were damaged in the flood and require immediate repair. The project will be reimbursed by FEMA.
Denham Springs Mayor Gerard Landry says the city has placed Bass Pro Boulevard on the connector streets list for the state, which helps improve streets that connect state highways. While the road doesn't need immediate updating, the mayor said there is concern over 18-wheeler trucks taking a…
DENHAM SPRINGS - It may have been three years since the Great Flood of 2016, but recovery continues for the City of Denham Springs.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Eddie Rispone says he sees a lot of good things in Louisiana - its natural resources, oil, natural gas reserves, the hospitality to draw tourists and, “We live in a sportsman’s paradise.”
LIVINGSTON – While the month-to-month totals were up, parish wide governmental bodies in Livingston Parish have not matched nor exceeded their sales tax levels from last year.
BATON ROUGE – 103 members of the state house of representatives voted for larger teacher paychecks and adding money to school districts.
LIVINGSTON -- Echo has a big heart, and thanks to the hearts at Livingston Parish Animal Shelter, its volunteers and some donors, she will keep all four legs.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- One budget is in the process of ending, while the next budget will be examined by the Denham Springs City Council at a special meeting on Tuesday, June 4.
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SPRINGFIELD – Soldiers, sailors and Marines. Veterans of every conflict from World War II to the Cold War, Vietnam to Afghanistan.
BATON ROUGE -- A bill authored by Rep. Valarie Hodges, R-Denham Springs, that would have required verification of residence for children claimed as dependents when claiming the earned income tax credit failed to make it out of a Senate committee.
LIVINGSTON -- Looking to the future might be the best solution for the Town of Livingston and Recreation District 7, Mayor David McCreary said.
LIVINGSTON – “Shop local” is the mantra promoted by both Livingston Parish business interests and governmental entities.
ALBANY -- Three ordinances were introduced by Albany Mayor Eileen Bates-McCarroll at a special meeting of the Board of Aldermen on May 23.
WATSON -- Legacy is a word that's used often by quite a few people from all walks of life.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- A contractor pouring concrete at a Range Avenue project got a 30-day extension on a variance from the city noise ordinance from the Denham Springs City Council on Tuesday.