The Livingston Parish News: Laine Hardy’s homecoming, successful Drug Take Back event and more

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Denham Springs Council unanimously approves public hearing for microbrewery June 11th

Everything has to start somewhere, and a proposed microbrewery just crossed its second hurdle.

There were no comments from the public or questions from the council after Planning and Zoning chairman Fred Banks reported that the conversation from his meeting the night before, centered around the brewery, was positive.

With that, the council voted 5-0 to send the microbrewery to public hearing and a vote on June 11th. The vote will be whether or not to provide a special use permit to Le Chien, owned by Ron Dunham and his son Brett, to open a microbrewrey at 101 Hummell Street in Denham Springs.

Walker police collect more than 43 pounds of medications at drug turn-in event

The Walker Police Department collected more than 43 pounds of drugs on April 27.

“Arrested in connection with the incident were … well, nobody,” said Capt. John Sharp, public information officer.

The drugs, both prescription and over-the-counter medications, were collected during the Police Department’s Second Annual Operation Take Back event.

‘Best day of my life’ | Laine Hardy caps off rockstar homecoming with rousing concert at the Livingston Parish Fairgrounds in front of 10,000

The Hardy Party came back home.

And what a party it was.

American Idol finalist Laine Hardy made his rockstar return to the Bayou State on Tuesday, when he visited the Governor’s Mansion, went back to his alma mater, and toured his hometown before capping off the unforgettable day with a rousing parade and concert at the Livingston Parish Fairgrounds.

‘Bring unity to the community’ | Psalm 37:3 programs aim to bring community together by offering children after-school, weekend classes in arts, agriculture

None of the costumes matched, and neither did the shoes.

But that was okay with everyone there, Danielle McCants said. The purpose of the Young Artists’ Academy (YAA) — which was performing its own version of “The Nutcracker” on this day last December — isn’t about looks, but about bringing people together.

So together, all 20 YAA kids got on stage and performed their dances, all while looking like a “mismatched mess.”

FOOTBALL | Yellow Jackets relying on spring to try and replenish offensive playmakers

Heading into his third season in charge at Denham Springs High coach Bill Conides is ready to leave his mark on the program. But before he can do that, he’ll have to make sure his prolific offense is set to replace a handful of key playmakers.

His Yellow Jackets will take part in a four-way scrimmage at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday with Donaldsonville, East Iberville and host Plaquemine in the first action since a 38-37 loss to Acadiana in the Class 5A state regionals last season.

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