A Livingston Parish schools choir director, Edwin Elsey, has been placed on administrative leave and the district is reviewing its hiring practices, but the district was vague in a Thursday afternoon statement about the grounds for the discipline.
Two Tangipahoa Parish deputies who stopped to get gas during patrol Thursday morning came across a ransacked gas station, where $25,000 had been stolen and a clerk was hiding in an office in fear.
Sites in the Baton Rouge area will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child's National Collection Week, Monday through Nov. 25.
ALBANY — In a salute to the nearby Louisiana Renaissance Festival, the Albany-Springfield Branch of the Livingston Parish Library hosted its first Renaissance Festival Accessories crafts session for participants to create decorative pieces to be w…
HAMMOND — Driving around the north shore, one is in the vicinity of a quilt trail. The Louisiana Northshore Quilt Trail is the state’s first driving trail of painted quilt blocks. These wooden quilts feature artistic interpretations (painted, mixe…
HAMMOND — North Oaks Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit graduates and their families are invited to a reunion scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Dec. 7.
LIVINGSTON — Livingston Parish public schools public relations consultant Delia A. Taylor recently received two top awards from the Southern Public Relations Federation’s Lantern Awards program, which recognizes outstanding work in the field of pu…
Hammond Westside Montessori students were chosen for the 2019-20 You Be The Chemist team. To qualify for the team, students in fifth through eighth grade were given the option to take a test of general chemistry knowledge. The top 20 scoring stude…
NATCHITOCHES — On Oct. 12, several students from the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts attended the second round of auditions for the All-State Choir, Orchestra and State Bands.
Woodland Park Magnet School recently hosted a Family Game Night. Parents and students visited classrooms to play a friend game with their teachers.
WALKER — Livingston Parish school officials recently rolled out an event for high school girls to encourage them to consider nontraditional career pathways in the automotive industry that may offer them greater employment opportunities after graduation.
On Oct. 23, students and staff at Woodland Park Magnet School in Hammond wore orange to school to show support for National Bullying Prevention Month.
Despite a nail-biting loss to Zachary in Friday's district championship game, Walker football enjoyed a seven-win regular season, including a 4-1 mark in league play.
The Livingston Parish School Board met Thursday for the first time since child porn charges were lodged against a teacher, but the privacy and investigation concerns that kept the board silent on the matter disappointed several community activists…
The State Fire Marshal's Office is searching for a man they believe intentionally set fire to a home in Hammond in October, and who may now be armed and dangerous.
The former Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff candidate arrested Monday on unauthorized entry to a parish facility said the “bogus” count stems from him trying to gather discarded campaign signs during election season.
HAMMOND — Tangipahoa Parish is leading the state in a series of watershed meetings that, depending on public input, could help reshape FEMA floodmaps in the future.
Holy Ghost Catholic School recently recognized students at a recent assembly for their first-quarter success in First in Math and Accelerated Reader programs.
For the second year in a row, Southside Junior High School sixth-grader Dara Fontenot has won best in show honors in the junior floral category at the Livingston Parish Fair.
Recent SLU graduate Jake Yount will discuss his graduate research during Southeastern Louisiana University's Veterans Day lecture at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in the Student Union theater, 303 Union Ave., Hammond.
Independence Leadership Academy students from kindergarten through fourth-grade found the fun of trick-or-treating at school on Halloween. Parents donated candy to make the event a success.
Lynhaven Retreat, a subsidiary of the New Orleans Mission, will host its inaugural Abundance Fall Fest from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 16.
Former Livingston Parish deputy and child pornography suspect Dennis Perkins has been moved from the Ascension Parish Jail to a state prison to continue in protective custody while he's awaiting trial.
A grand jury has indicted Errol Hicks, the man accused of shooting much-loved day care owner Carol Hutchinson in a domestic violence slaying in September.
WALKER — The manner in which families, groups and communities choose to provide a final resting place for the deceased can be influenced by a number of factors including a major one, the geographical areas where these groups had chosen to live and…
Former Tangipahoa Parish sheriff candidate Arden Wells was arrested Monday on one count of unauthorized entry of a business for allegedly sneaking through a gap in fencing to gain access to the parish's public works facility.
The House District 71 seat will continue to be held by an official in the education business, but whether it’s longtime school board member Buddy Mincey or retired teacher Lori Callais is yet to be determined by Livingston Parish voters.
A former Livingston Parish sheriff's deputy facing child pornography and other charges admitted to state investigators that he threw his cell phone off a bridge before being arrested last week during a fishing trip to Sabine Parish, according to a…
Louisiana State Police has determined former Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office deputy Dennis Perkins did not commit a crime when he was accused of inappropriately touching a child in 2014, but a counselor did refer to it as grooming behavior.
Brett LeBlanc has been practicing his zombie walk. His arms are in front of him as he shuffles through the tall grass, and he’s disguised his face with a scary, glow-in-the-dark helmet mask.
Perrin Early Learning Center held its September Pandarific Program for students with excellent behavior at school. The students received a certificate for a free kid’s meal from Raising Canes, a Wendy’s Frosty and a trip to the treasure chest.