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Americana earns Business of the Year award

Americana earns Business of the Year award

For 10+ years, John Engquist and Charles Landry have been carefully planning and implementing a unique...

The Shanty Too: over 45 years of tradition

The Shanty Too: over 45 years of tradition

Folks who revisit The Shanty Too in St. Francisville feel right at home because the new owner, Marcia...

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...

Business & Community News

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Chamber Dateline

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...

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...

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...

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,...

In the Know

“A” is for Accountability – and journaling can help...

We hear a lot about accountability these days; we want government to be accountable, companies to be accountable, agencies to be accountable. Our organizations and employers want us to be...

Take precautions with personal documents

Fraud schemes and scams are not only becoming more common, but they are also becoming increasingly more complex. Now, more than ever, consumers and businesses should take steps to insure against...

Do women and men invest differently?

Several years ago, a book titled Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus was quite popular. As the title suggests, the book argues that men and women are vastly different from each other,...

We want summer fun to stay that way!

Summer in Louisiana is hot! But it is a sportsman’s paradise almost year round, not just in the way of hunting and fishing, but also because the warm weather gives us many advantages of nearly...

Take precautions against internet browsing risks

Internet browsing is part of our daily lives, and there are all kinds of risks while doing so. These risks can include exposure of sensitive personal information and infection by malware, which...

Consider growing Southern peas as late summer crop

Wet weather has taken its toll on spring vegetables. Plants do not like the extreme wet conditions or sun popping out with standing water around them. However, while spring gardens are the most...

Renting vacation property from owner can be a risky

Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. – Ibn Battuta Vacation planning often begins with excitement and optimism. After all, who doesn’t love the idea of a...

Simple modifications may prevent your common pains

Many individuals in today’s society are taking pain pills and are seen by physical therapists and medical doctors for muscle and joint pain. Often the pain is due to a position or activity that is...

Spring presents photographers with best season

Spring is here! Flowers are blooming, and I must add, many of them really early. Our official date for spring was March 20, but signs of spring have been showing since mid-February. In Louisiana...

Make changes that will improve your health

Think back to your last trip- business or pleasure- did everyWe all have choices. Lots of choices. All day long. Tea or coffee, milk or orange juice, wheat or white, red car or white car, tennis...