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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.

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With friends like Rep. Valarie Hodges and Rep. Clay Schexnayder, Livingston Parish and Louisiana public school teachers don’t need enemies. By opposing the forecast of the majority of the Revenue Estimating Committee, Hodges and Schexnayder in effect oppose the pay raise that Gov. Edwards wa…

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Recent comments from people defending the Council on Aging donating two vans to a Baton Rouge school perfectly illustrates the arrogance and/or ignorance that has brought about the anti-tax sentiment in this parish.. Do these people seriously not know that Louisiana Public Transportation (DO…

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Education levels in the state of Louisiana are not ranked very high in the nation. I see our teachers want a pay raise in 2019. Looking at the LA Department of Education webpage, a total of 360 in the years 2015-16 were terminated or resigned in anticipation of termination. Only six licenses…

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It’s sad that People just can’t be happy for others. The Executive Director for Livingston Council on Aging wouldn’t give your tax dollars away. Too bad you don’t know what you’re talking about before trying to bad mouth good hearted people. Funding for the vans comes from DOTD. So helping o…

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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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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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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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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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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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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 …

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What is going on with the Walker High School athletic programs? It has been one thing after the other lately and as usual our kids are the ones being punished because of the actions of the adults in charge. Is the principal spread too thin with all that is going on at the school?