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Changing times often bring uncertainty to residents, particularly those in rural communities.

During a time when cancellations and distancing have become so common in life, it’s been tough to find something we can define as normal.

Timing is often the biggest catalyst in the chances for legislation to pass, but the opposite applies to a plan a state lawmaker wants to bring before state lawmakers during the 2021 legislative session.

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We’ve reached Christmas, which means one week of the year many of us would like to forget. 

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It sometimes seems like a perk, but many times life on the road – even with a community newspaper – seems more like the nature of the beast. The work involves many miles on the road long before dawn and long after most people call it a day. As much as I grumble about it, a grueling road trip…

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We’re down to the wire on the 2020 presidential election, and this writer has drawn a conclusion from this year’s campaign.

The first months into the COVID-19 pandemic provided a cushion for millions of residents who were  furloughed, laid off or permanently unemployed – enough so that some did not think what would happen when the gravy train went dry.  

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Let’s pretend for a moment that you are standing on the street corner waiting for the crosswalk light to signal green.

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The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board pulled off what many considered “the unthinkable” last month and it looked like a sign that members were focusing their attention on the bigger issues.

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If some residents once wondered about the term “virtual learning,” they probably know it well by now. The 2020-21 school year has begun in Pointe Coupee Parish and most of the state, but it has a much different look from any that preceded it.

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