A drive eastbound along U.S. 190 in Tangipahoa Parish leads to a facility that the Pointe Coupee Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney’s Office view as a possible way to ease one of the biggest problems for the tri-parish region.
The best and worst of times for Louisiana over the past century have coincided with what has been considered the state’s chief economic catalyst for most of those years.
Finally, after years of ringing, beeping, running off and hiding in the sofa and demanding I text something to somebody, the common cellphone has a reason to exist.
Small-town governments face the same challenges as their large metropolitan neighbors when it comes to managing a budget and keeping an adequate number of employees in a police department.
Some consider the term “necessary evil” a bit trite, but discussion of issues over the past few weeks have kept that term at the forefront of one of the biggest issues facing Pointe Coupee Parish government.
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.