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.
It began the year as the land on which a flood-damaged building remained dormant for two years and it became an empty lot by the end of January.
Look like someone struck a nerve with the interim Bill Bliss French Settlement police department, could it be some truth to the last call and comment article? Pretty funny how he just had to respond. Very sad!
A 2018 report released by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) listed Livingston Parish at the top of the heap statewide in the total number of children who went into foster care.
A class action lawsuit was filed on March 6th that could fundamentally change the way real estate is bought and sold in the U.S. A homeseller in Minnesota is suing the National Association of Realtors, as well as several big name brokerages like Keller Williams and ReMax, alleging that the r…
I am a Livingston Parish parent of a multi-sport athlete child that does not go to Walker High School. While Walker High school now has TWO gymnasiums, we pay for a membership for our child to workout since we don’t even have a weight room at our school, much less a Jumbotron! Our baseball t…
Changes are coming with regard to development, specifically residential, in Livingston Parish. The Livingston Parish Council has begun the process of observing and determining rulesets for drainage requirements, fill dirt, zoning, even the number of entrances and exits to a subdivision.
As President Donald Trump flew home from his Hanoi summit with Kim Jong Un, Mike Pompeo peeled off and flew to Manila. And there the secretary of state made a startling declaration.
The City of Walker is buying 4.72 acres of land for $680,000, not on Florida Blvd and not close to I-12 where property values are high, but on a tiny residential street off of Walker S Rd. That’s over $144,000 PER ACRE. That’s ludicrous for the city to pay that much for this land! The citize…
It’s not hard to understand how resistance to a funded drainage system would have a hard time passing with voters a second time around, considering the opposition at the voting polls in 2017.
Editor’s note: John Dupont is recovering from the flu. While he recovers, a look back in the files of The News finds the topic of mosquito abatement was in his Random Thoughts on Oct. 28, 2017.
The correlation of mental or behavioral health issues to violent crime has been a subject of debate for years, and the discussion is far from over.
According to Zillow, Livingston Parish is a “cool” market – but it’s not a description of home movement.
It is common to see a patient in therapy who is struggling with negative comments from a boss, coworker, or partner, and I’m often asked for the appropriate response.
It's amusing to read the comments from elected officials regarding the gravity drainage districts servicing the western part of the parish. One would mistakenly think that their great drainage would be the envy of those of us who have no gravity drainage district. I would like to suggest tha…
Grants are those pesky funding mechanisms that take your tax dollars, ship them to Washington, D.C., have them divided up by Congress in their “budgeting” methodology, then shipped back for a specific purpose two or three years later.
In the Venezuelan crisis, said President Donald Trump in Florida, “All options are on the table.” And if Venezuela’s generals persist in their refusal to break with Nicolas Maduro, they could “lose everything.”
Public-school systems across Louisiana face a challenge that may take years to fix, but efforts from the state superintendent of education – and ultimately our lawmakers – could possibly move things in another direction.
Recently the Sheriff of Livingston Parish asked for a tax increase to fund deputies in schools, saying that he didn’t have the ability to fund this through his own budget. However, today, I received a knock on my door from a Livingston Parish Sheriff’s deputy hand-delivering a jury summons f…
We may complain about traffic, some of us have issues with roads and others express concerns about the rapid development of areas throughout the parish, along with the lack of legislation to control it.
Automation has become a big buzzword in the technology field, but now it’s seeping into mainstream labor conversation – and it’s going to change the blue-collar work force, forever.
Pretty sure that LPSB has stopped publishing the personnel lists to cover up what is going on at Walker Elementary. Yet another cover up by the superintendent to keep his friend out of trouble. Pathetic school system and leadership.
“If you look at Trump in America and Bolsonaro in Brazil, you see that people want politicians that do what they promise,” Spanish businessman Juan Carlos Perez Carreno said.
The direction of the Industrial Tax Exemption Program (ITEP) for Louisiana manufacturing jobs will likely play a major role in the 2019 legislative session that begins April 8.
I live on Pine Bluff Road off 16 in Denham. I’d like to see what can be done about garbage pile-up. When you go around the third curve to the left, you have got a mound of garbage at that home. There’s two FEMA trailers, and they say they collect scraps, but that is not scraps. All of that i…
It’s taken so long for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to rule on the Duplication of Benefits waiver that the Governor’s Office is simply … moving on.
Just drive by on a school morning in French Settlement. Normal speed limit is 45, during school time it is 25. Most drivers drive between 40 and 60 during school zones. Where are the cops. At least Harry was out there at least 3 to 4 times during the week. It wasn’t the best, but now we have…
As a neighbor in the shadow of the landfill this last week I have had severe smell of ammonia is this something I should be concerned about?
A member of the Livingston Parish Council uttered a seemingly taboo word that could set the wheels in motion for a long overdue proposal for some areas of the parish.
This year, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) decided to take a step away from politics and “the way Louisiana is” to discuss a new phenomenon – millennials and their effect on broader markets. Exe
Why has Livingston Parish Public Schools stopped the good practice of giving public notice of personnel lists and changes? The last Livingston Parish School Board Personnel List(s) Online Publication was on September 6, 2018.
With the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) holding a community meeting and unveiling the results in favor of dedicated left-turn lanes for most of Range Avenue between Interstate 12 and Florida Boulevard, the emergence of a large-scale DOTD project opens the door …
To manifest his opposition to President Donald Trump’s decision to pull all 2,000 U.S. troops out of Syria, and half of the 14,000 in Afghanistan, Gen. James Mattis went public and resigned as secretary of defense.