The east and westbound lanes of Interstate 12, one-fourth of a mile east of Juban Road, will have intermittent 20-minute closures between midnight and 4 a.m. Wednesday, weather permitting .

Utility company crews will be performing necessary power line maintenance.

The closure will include all four lanes traveling east and west.

To avoid the lane closure, westbound motorists may take the Walker exit, La. 447, then travel north to U.S. 190, then west to Juban Road, La. 1026, then south to rejoin I-12.

Eastbound motorists may take the Denham Springs exit, La. 3003, then travel north to U.S. 190, then east to La. 447, then south to rejoin I-12.

For information, log on to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development website at

For statewide traffic information, dial 511 or go to

Antique Village Festival

The Denham Springs Antique Village Merchants Association will host its annual fall festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Now in its 16th year, the Denham Springs Antique Village Fall Festival is the largest festival in Livingston Parish, organizers said.

Range Avenue between Centerville and Florida Boulevard will be closed to traffic for the day as the street is filled with more than 150 booths, featuring local and regional vendors showcasing their crafts, antiques and art.

Deputies with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office will give free rides to children.

There also will be safety demonstrations from firefighters and the Rock Crawling Jeeps.

Entertainment will be provided at Train Station Park.

The event also will feature a pet parade.

Mattie Street will be transformed into “Arts Avenue,” with local artists exhibiting a variety of unique works.

“This year’s Arts Avenue is jampacked with a variety of talented artists,” festival organizer Al Bye said. “This year we’re excited to have the Smithsonian exhibit going on during the festival.”

The Smithsonian Exhibit Journey Stories can be seen in Old City Hall.

For information, visit

Leads for lunch

The Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce will host Leads for Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Greystone Country Club, 9214 Greystone Drive, Denham Springs.

Those interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP by Tuesday, chamber officials said.

The cost is $16. To RSVP, contact the chamber office at (225) 665-8155 or staff@

The Chamber of Commerce October general meeting will be Oct. 12 at Suma Hall, 28975 S. Satsuma Road, Livingston.

This will be an informal “meet and greet” event for candidates and the business community.

To submit news, contact the Florida Parishes Bureau office by phone at (225) 664-9058; by fax at (225) 664-9710; by email at Deadline is noon Thursdays.