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Memorial remembers and honors our fallen soldiers

Memorial remembers and honors our fallen soldiers

If you have traveled on Hwy. 190 east of Walker in the last few months and happened to glance towards the building for Walker... Read more

Natasha Marie Bridal Boutique is now open

Natasha Marie Bridal Boutique is now open

One young woman’s lifelong dream had been to custom design wedding gowns. She worked on mastering the craft of sewing and designing beautiful gowns,... Read more

Deputy Nick Tullier recovering from gunshot wounds

Deputy Nick Tullier recovering from gunshot wounds

Each day is a challenge for Nick Tullier. Tullier, a former resident of Livingston Parish and East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputy, was gravely injured... Read more

Business & Community News

Are you interested in changing your yellow gold to white?

Many couples are wanting to update their yellow gold to the currently popular white gold, and baby boomers are inheriting old yellow gold jewelry pieces that tend to be ‘too dated’ for many to wear. Jewelers are seeing more and more trade-ins of yellow gold to build or buy... Read more


“The Gang Is All Here!”

With the holidays fast upon us, one of those annual rituals will soon be making an appearance. Nope, it’s not the enticing extra-ingredient eggnog (although, there is a favorite home-made recipe that can be yours for the right price…). We’re talking photography here – those highly anticipated family portraits!... Read more


Livingston Parish history books are great presents

Diggin’ Up Your Roots is a column about Livingston Parish history and genealogy with excerpts from the Edward Livingston Historical Association (ELHA) monthly newsletter by editor Clark Forrest. History Lovers, A reminder that the reprinted Livingston Parish History Book would make a great Christmas, birthday or anniversary present or... Read more


You should try to avoid filing a tax extension if you can

An extension is a very important tool during times of disaster, whether personal or courtesy of Mother Nature, but it should not be used to delay responsibilities of paper work as procrastination can be very expensive. Many people do not realize that an extension does not allow you additional... Read more


South Africa should be on everyone’s bucket list

I had the opportunity to go to South Africa last year with a group of travel agents. At the time it wasn’t on my travel bucket list, and I had no expectations. I had done no research and everything I knew was based on the movies “Out of Africa”... Read more


Living the Christian Life

Before we look into the subject of living the Christian life we must understand what life is. According to the Christian faith life is the gift of God granted to all who believe in Jesus Christ for salvation. The gift of God’s kind of life only comes by salvation... Read more


IT service can determine need/network design for server

As small businesses experience growing pains, they often add computers to improve efficiency. Eventually, efficiency diminishes as critical information and processes spread across multiple computers. At this point, businesses typically receive advice to purchase a server. Unfortunately, the term “server” applies to both a type of hardware and to... Read more


Maintaining flexibility and stability in your joints

Our bodies are awesome at adapting and doing what needs to be done when we ask them to.  How flexible are you?  And are you flexible in the areas necessary for function? For example:  have you noticed how many people walk differently?  Some more on their toes, and they... Read more


Here’s a plan for your retirement countdown

If you want to enjoy a comfortable retirement lifestyle, you don’t need to have been born rich or even to have earned scads of money during your working years. But you do need to make the right moves at the right time – which means you might want to... Read more


ELHA members to preview new Hungarian museum

Diggin’ Up Your Roots is a column about Livingston Parish history and genealogy with excerpts from the Edward Livingston Historical Association (ELHA) monthly newsletter by editor Clark Forrest. Fellow History Buffs, I know that changing our regular ELHA meeting location is a risk because we’re all creatures of habit,... Read more


In the Know

Alex Bregman promotes autism awareness

The letters “AB” have always had double meaning for baseball star Alex Bregman – serving both as his initials and as the standard abbreviation for an at-bat. Now, though, Bregman, a former LSU All-American and the current third baseman for the World Series champion Houston Astros, is using those... Read more


Bronco Robotics team enters second year of competition

What began in Zachary as a small robotics club a couple of years ago has turned into a competitive team that is transforming today’s students into tomorrow’s workforce. Zachary High School’s Bronco Robotics team finished strong in the 2017 competition season, taking home an award for the top-seeded rookie... Read more


Perception vs. reality for Livingston Parish tourism

Editor’s note: This is ta new column being introduced this month: Discover Livingston Parish attractions. First, I guess I should introduce myself. My name is Jonathan Taylor, most people know me as J.T. , and I am proud to be a life-long resident of Livingston Parish. I accepted the... Read more


Have You Heard

“Take me to the Mardi Gras where the people sing and play, where the dancing is elite and there’s music in the street” Mardi Gras was brought to Louisiana by early French settlers. The first record of the holiday being marked in Louisiana is March 3, 1699, when the... Read more


Jonathan Taylor elected to tourism board of directors

Jonathan “JT” Taylor, assistant director of Livingston Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), has been elected to a two-year term on the board of the Southeast Tourism Society (STS), according to STS President and CEO Bill Hardman. JT, who has been at the Livingston Parish CVB since 2013, will... Read more


Around Town

LIVINGSTON PARISH Work-Ready Center The Livingston Parish Adult Education Work-Ready Center offers free classes to help you pass the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET), along with free practice HiSET assessments. Additionally, they can help you build your academic skills which will allow you to help your kids with homework,... Read more


Chamber Dateline

Chamber Dateline Livingston Chamber Kathy Maust named Livingston Parish Chamber Ambassador of the Year Each year, the Livingston Parish Chamber recognizes one ambassador in appreciation of their contributions to the ambassador program. Kathy Maust, of Supreme Realtors, received the 2017 honor. “We are so pleased to recognize Kathy’s dedication... Read more


Remembering former Livingston Mayor Derral Jones

Dallas “Derral” Jones (05/10/1941-12/03/2017): leader, mentor, public servant, politician, man and friend. Derral Jones was a man blessed with many great qualities and abilities. A lot of people might not remember this, but he once owned and operated a grocery business as well as an automobile parts business. Yes,... Read more


Gov. Edwards announces major projects using GARVEE

Baton Rouge – Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., announced recently the state’s intention to utilize federal Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle Bonds (GARVEE Bonds) to construct four major projects in three areas of Louisiana that have been part... Read more


Resolving to be a better me, and you, one step at a time

Every year about this time a lot people have been thinking about things they want to accomplish and perhaps have made New Year’s resolutions about – often about losing weight, getting out of debt, decluttering, finding a better job, or completing projects around the house – which they may... Read more