Last year, large crowds converged for two Mardi Gras parades in New Roads, and one in Livonia. Who could imagine how much life would change within weeks of these events?
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.
Each year, the second Monday in January is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, to honor and remember the work and goals of equality espoused by the civil rights leader.
No tears will shed from my eyes when we never hear the word “coronavirus” again – least in a present tense – but I also await when we will hear less of another word.
The ongoing pandemic has changed the mindset on how we judge something as being optimistic or pessimistic, but we’ve also learned this year that it’s not so basic as it sounds.
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…
Read any newspaper or web article, or watch any TV broadcast or webcast, and you’ll hear the same proclamation about the vote we make on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
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.
When you’ve covered high school football enough, you recognize that sound of pads really hitting. It’s what you see after the hit that you don’t want to see.
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.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has curtailed or shelved longstanding rituals and traditions here and nationwide. Now one of the most cherished pastimes rests on the chopping block.