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I live on Walker South Road and have a Denham Springs address, we do not receive our mail timely, our newspaper subscriptions run anywhere from 2 weeks to a month from date issued from sender, I have called each and nothing can be done on senders end. I recently mailed a certified letter to …

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A recommendation from Gov. John Bel Edwards during his address on Jan. 7 to the Press Club of Baton Rouge set the stage for what could be one of the more contentious battles in the 2019 legislative session.

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Heading into 2019, the News is reaching out to our community to hear what you value about our products, and what you'd like to see in the new year.

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Assessor Jeff Taylor can not stop duplicate homestead exemptions, so the Parish Council, School Board, and the Sheriff have to help him out.That is pitiful. In this day and age a simple computer search should solve this. Guess he spends too much time making sure the good old boys do not have…

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) thankfully reversed a decision that would have imposed a moratorium on the writing of new flood insurance policies and the continuation of policies up for renewal during the federal government’s partial shutdown. 

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Delivery personell and the Post Offices get a bad rap especially this time of year, with all of the mix up going on with the Amazon deliveries, I just want to give a positive shout out to my mail carrier on Cane Market Rd in Walker, she’s always accurate with my deliveries and ends our encou…

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If you’re planning to run for governor and you haven’t revealed your intentions or leanings to a sizable circle of human beings, then you may be drawing dangerously close to a line of demarcation where throwing all of your campaign money into a pile and lighting it on fire has even odds with…

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Journalism, like many present-day industries, is adapting and morphing to fit today’s demand for information and reporting. New tools and media have come to life throughout the world, but the same requests are being made for answers to the basic questions – who, what, when, where, and why.  

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The panel appointed to investigate the recent Florida school massacre recommended last week that teachers who volunteer and undergo extensive training be allowed to carry concealed guns on campus to stop future shootings. The vote was 13-1 to recommend arming teachers to the state legislatur…

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It’s an understandable take from the voting population to desire term limits for politicians. They are, for the most part, the forward-facing piece of government. Especially in a world with social media and 24/7 news networks, it’s almost impossible to maintain a low profile as a politician …

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The Christmas season brings about what most of us consider the holiest time of the year, when we celebrate the birth of Christ and the desire for peace on Earth and good will to men.  

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Our homes are becoming more and more important as a refuge from the craziness of modern life. Just think of all the booming companies that capitalize on our desire not to leave our house. Amazon and Waitr deliveries happen frequently at our house and our family has recently discovered that W…

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What will it take for politicians to realize that Livingston Parish residents are overtaxed? The comment last week was so correct. Even when we vote a tax down they always bring it back in a low interest election. It should be illegal to put a tax back on the ballot after voters have rejected it!

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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…

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Editor’s note: To wrap up the year, The News began with our history and we’re moving into a piece about the benefits of local business by our community specialist, Drew Walker. As we move into 2019, readers will see stories like this one occupy this space as we further embrace our community …

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My name is Bobby Allen Achord. The Livingston Parish school board has 6.8 million dollars to build a sports complex yet refuses to spend a couple of million on overtime police officers to act as resource officers in our schools. Also they have made no obvious efforts to harden the perimeter …