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It’s time to become a dog person

A holiday, which to some, ranks right up there with Christmas passed yesterday, and you may have not even known about it. National Puppy Day, a day celebrating all things uniquely dog, came and went with little fanfare, but the day dedicated to our four-legged companions may have greater significance than once realized. Dogs, among […]

U.S. not smoking Cuban cigars yet

The first edges of the frosty crust that are foreign relations between the United States and Cuba may be thawing, even if it just ever so slightly, following President Barack Obama’s visit to the Cuba this week. Obama’s visit to the island nation marked the first trip by a sitting president to the country since […]

Smoking ban spreads from NOLA to capitol

At the beginning of last year, New Orleans banned smoking in bars and casinos, which Harrah’s claimed drove down its revenue. Now Baton Rouge is aiming to enforce a ban in its own casinos and bars, too. According to the Associated Press, the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council should decide on the proposed ordinance […]

Support Relay for Life

It’s time to come together again to show our support for those who have battled cancer, and remember those who won the war. The annual Relay for Life is being held tomorrow, Saturday, March 19, at the Friends Supporting Friends Event Center (former VFW) from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. to not only celebrate life, […]

Hard on the wallet, better for community

In recent months, citizens were seemingly given a respite from gas prices that at times could creep near $3 a gallon at some service stations, with prices as low as $1.50 a gallon while the oil economy hit a 14-month slump that saw slews of offshore and land-based rig workers lose their careers and livelihoods […]

Rain, rain, go away

While the majority of Jefferson Davis and the surrounding parishes avoided catastrophic fallout from the torrential rains plaguing the Bayou State, it seems the halo protecting us is slowly shrinking. I-10 west headed toward Orange, Texas, a mere hour-long drive from Jennings, nearly closed yesterday due to floodwaters overrunning the interstate, spillover from the Sabine […]

TOPS will top regular session

Monday marks the opening of the 2016 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature. Some might think the hardest decisions our lawmakers will be faced with this year took place in the recent extraordinary session, but there are still many mountains to climb. One of the top concerns for residents and lawmakers at this time is […]

All that talk could cost you

If proposed Senate Bill 91 makes it to the governor’s desk during the upcoming regular legislative session, drivers with the dangerous habit of using their cell phones will be facing heftier fines. Current state law prohibits adult drivers on roadways from using wireless devices to write, send or read text-based messages, as well social media […]

Delegates explained

“Delegates.” We often hear the word, especially during presidential election season. Few of us know or understand, though, the powerful role delegates play when deciding who they will back as the official candidate for either the Democrats or Republicans. So what part do delegates play in these upcoming weeks? • What are delegates? Delegates attend […]

Kick butts for your own good

How do you get healthier and tell the state you will not pay more taxes than you have to? Kick butts. National Kick Butts Day is Wednesday, March 16, and since smoking does nothing but slowly kill you (and a 22-cent increase on packs of cancer sticks goes into effect April 1), now is the […]

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