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SEC becomes tougher on crime

The Southeastern Conference (SEC), often considered the most premier athletic conference at the collegiate level, made headlines yesterday after announcing it had formed a panel to review student-athlete conduct policies for its member schools. Seven individuals comprise the panel, chaired by University of Missouri Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin. Other panel members include University of Tennessee […]

Prepare for voting before elections

Starting yesterday, candidates for a variety of seats across the state and parish began qualifying for office. Voting season is exciting because it is a time when the people have the most opportunity to exercise their power. Once more, citizens have the chance to review the track record of those in office and determine whether […]

Carson not backing down from Trump

While the media has been firmly in entrenched Donald Trump’s camp during these early stages of the GOP primary nomination, Ben Carson has been the proverbial little engine, steadily plugging away after not making much of a splash during the initial republican debate last month. Trump has been characterized and demonized as the epitome of […]

Time to honor our heroes

Have you ever rushed into a home in a desperate attempt to save a family from a fire? Have you taken a frantic emergency call requesting help for a man who has been shot? Have you ever put your sweat and tears into trying to save a person’s life, only to watch as their heartbeat […]

Labor Day to see lowest gasoline prices since 2004

It has been more than a decade since U.S. drivers paid so little to fuel up for that last road trip of summer. The national average price of gasoline this Labor Day weekend will be its lowest at this time of year since 2004, a result of low oil prices and a quiet hurricane season […]

Police deaths continuing at alarming rate

The killing of a veteran police officer northwest of Chicago is the latest in a string of recent law enforcement deaths. Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz’ death on Tuesday triggered a manhunt for three suspects around the small Illinois community where the 52-year-old officer worked. A look at some of the latest slayings and data on […]

Louisiana increases breastfeeding support

The Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) is helping hospitals statewide increase access to breastfeeding support and resources for Louisiana mothers. More maternity hospitals than ever before, 82 percent, are participating in The Gift, a DHH breastfeeding quality initiative and designation program.   “As the state’s health department, our goal is to help educate Louisiana […]

Private choices, public duties sometimes clash

Aware of the great influence the media has on the public, many newspapers do not allow their employees to campaign for or endorse political candidates. The idea behind this rule is uncomplicated: if a newspaper endorses one candidate, that immediately alienates those citizens who are either opposed to that candidate, or simply do not want […]

Football time is here

It’s jamboree season here in Jeff Davis Parish, also known as the final time football teams will receive the opportunity to face off with a different colored jersey before the games actually count, for the uninitiated. The resurrection of each new football season brings with it this idea of extreme optimism. This is the year […]

Keep kids connected, but safe

Thousands of adults across the nation are dealing with the fallout from the Ashley Madison hacks, in which an online site for married individuals seeking extramarital affairs was compromised, revealing the names, addresses and partial credit card numbers of users. The situation has also led many to question how safe private information really is on […]

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