Eventually, proponents of a gas tax have to understand that in order to pass that measure, they’re going to have to give a little.
We must need new councilmen pretty much all over the parish. They all voted the other night at their meeting to do a change order for the new building in Livingston, the Delmas Taylor Governmental Annex, which went from costing $390,000 and it has already gone up now to $2,956,892.54. This i…
My heart goes out the Guzzardo Family in the death of their daughter. I only hope they can find find peace with it if the monster that committed the crime gets a life sentence instead of a death sentence. Justice and revenge are tow different things and I feel that reading the article it is …
The notification earlier this month that FEMA would remove unincorporated portions of Livingston Parish from the Community Rating System (CRS) seems challenging enough for homeowners, but other obstacles could loom for the parish in terms with a return to the program.
Small ballots traditionally produce meager turnouts at the polls, and two upcoming single-item ballots once again show proof of that.
PARD, please reconsider naming the golf course “The Pines at North Oaks.” Number one, it’s a stupid name. You’re saying there are going to be pines in the oaks. Secondly, the name North Oaks is totally synonymous with medical facilities in this area. Who came up with such a ridiculous name w…
Livingston Parish is an attractive market for younger and first time homebuyers because of lower average home prices and the availability of rural development loans that let qualified buyers purchase with no money down. As a result, I work with a lot of clients who fit into those categories.…
Recently, The News came under some scrutiny for coverage of a mosquito abatement proposal in Parish Council Districts 2 and 3. Of course, it’s social media scrutiny, but questions arose nonetheless.
The campaign on Mosquito Abatement District 2&3 ends in less than 10 days, and the campaign likely will bring discussion of what people have learned from it.
The process to select a replacement for retiring Livingston Parish School Superintendent Rick Wentzel brought to the spotlight an outcome not so cut-and-dried, but it’s not a bad sign of things by any means.
The Livingston parish council has made a new board to look at Livingston’s master plan. Most councilman have appointed a representative to be on this board including Layton Rick’s. Please list who has been appointed and there job titles. I would like to know if it’s a true representation of …
Yes, frustrations were high because residents of East Baton Rouge, Livingston, and Ascension parishes had paid into the pot for years and expected some sort of project – for dirt to be moved. All told, the canal could have helped to the tune of 2 to 2.5 feet of floodwater in the Denham Sprin…
Giovanni Tairov is the Livingston Parish library director and Louisiana Library Association 2019 Public Library Director of the Year.
Jason Ard says he wants to put officers in schools because he’s concerned about the safety of our children. I’m looking forward to hear him speak out on the rampant, unchecked distracted driving in LP that’s far more likely to kill or injure our children than a mass shooter.
The residential real estate market here in Livingston Parish has cooled off a bit in recent months, but it is starting to heat up again with the weather as buyers are rushing to take advantage of the recent interest rate drop before the bond market pushes rates back up again. This is good ne…
The hiring of a superintendent for the Livingston Parish school system is a delicate matter, and of vast importance to the area in which it serves.
Isn’t it about time to do something about all the loud mufflers in Livingston? I always laugh when folks from Baton Rouge think it must be so quiet out here! The people who have them don’t have any more right to make pointless noise than the rest of us do to enjoy peace and quiet, and I’m pr…
The events of the 2016 flood not only brought drastic change to the housing market in Livingston Parish, it also introduced a new word that you may have heard come up in conversation, flood-modeled. This term refers to homes that were gutted after the flood and remodeled. These homes have be…
During the past few weeks, as Gov. John Bel Edwards has been on the campaign trail, the man running for re-election this fall has pulled no punches and is keeping his face very visible, all the while touting plenty of successes.
A dose of good news and bad news comes from the talk about teacher pay raises for the upcoming state legislative session, which begins Monday, April 8.
The forthcoming meetings of the Livingston Parish Council’s Master Plan Committee will bring to the forefront a blueprint for the future of our communities, along with a word which has seemingly been taboo for years.
If the mosquito boys want to do something to help parish residents try getting something done about the stink coming from the Walker Landfill. And yes, it does smell in districts 2 and 3 when the wind is blowing in that direction.
If, perhaps, you’re looking for something to become both fascinated and infuriated by – look no further than recently resurrected Master Plan titled, “Envision Livingston.”
Of 895 slots in the freshman class of Stuyvesant High in New York City, seven were offered this year to black students, down from 10 last year and 13 the year before.
The person that continues to place ugly comments about Mr. Harry, let me start by saying you should be ashame of yourself. You continue to slander him over and over. I myself am sick of seeing the ugly comments. It’s sounds like a bunch of cry babies. I stand behind Mr. Harry 100%. Mr Harry …
The same day the gifts and talents of 205 children from Livingston Parish captured the spotlight during the Eighth Annual Special Olympics at Live Oak High School, plans for the great events here and across the nation went into a different direction.
More than six months remain before the long slate of state and parish elections, but an item on the May 4 ballot has already generated plenty of heat.
The Livingston Parish School Board’s push for an increase in salaries and more funding through the Minimum Foundation Program marked a big step in what will hopefully bring more money to teachers and the school system.
It’s neither a secret, nor a surprise, that President Donald Trump doesn’t like Jeff Bezos or his online retail giant, Amazon. His attitude, and the response, has made it clear the great battle of our lifetime will be held as pen and paper versus code.
Help! Help! State retirees have not gotten a raise in more than 15 years, and we have to have money just like everybody else to buy our necessities. Please, legislators, take this into consideration. We would appreciate it.
Last Friday, in Christchurch, New Zealand, one of the more civilized places on Earth, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant, an Australian, turned on his cellphone camera and set out to livestream his massacre of as many innocent Muslim worshippers as he could kill.
To answer another caller asking if there’s a process started to solve the problem of the terrible smell coming from the Walker landfill, the answer is no. If you wonder why, just follow the money and the history of how this landfill developed and expanded.
The recent meeting of HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson and U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy may have resulted in what was deemed “an informal agreement,” but in many ways it sounds like the same song and dance.
Well, the way Dr. Shawn Wilson tells it – a gas tax may not come this year, as folks are trying to get elected, but that won’t save voters from the year after.
If you are planning a funeral I urge you to not have a police escorted procession. Too many of our police have been injured or killed due to this activity.It is time to end the carnage.
In all but one of the past seven presidential elections, Republicans lost the popular vote. George W. Bush and Donald Trump won only by capturing narrow majorities in the Electoral College.