The Livingston Parish News: Sentiment moves toward improved drainage, Movie Tavern and more

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MULTI-LEVEL ISSUE | Government and public sentiment move toward improved drainage; solutions exist in wide range of scale and scope

On Thursday, June 6, various reports indicated that just under eight inches of water fell in parts of Livingston Parish, including Denham Springs, Walker, and Watson.

The rainfall was accompanied by a tornado in the Satsuma and Colyell area, but for those large residential areas it was the rain and the speed in which it accumulated that caused the most problems.

Inside the city limits of Denham Springs alone, just over 40 homes had been confirmed to have taken water due to the inability of infrastructure to handle that much rain in such a short amount of time.

Council’s Ordinance Committee looks to ‘hammer out’ rules and regulations for solicitations

A knock at the front door means different things to different people.

For some, it’s the arrival of a guest or a chance for conversation. For others, it’s a nuisance.

Tonight, the parish ordinance committee looks to start the process of developing a set of rules regarding who can solicit, for what they can solicit, when they can solicit, and where they can solicit.

Albany adopts budget, pay increase for town staff among three approved ordinances

The Town of Albany adopted its budget for 2019-20 along with three new ordinances at its June council meeting.

All three ordinances and the budget were approved by unanimous vote.

‘Thank You, Louisiana 4-H!’ | Outgoing Louisiana 4-H president, Walker native has message for fellow members

Next week, Westin Cobb’s tenure as Louisiana 4-H president will come to an end.

But before it does, the outgoing president had a heartfelt message for his fellow 4-H members.

“Thank You, Louisiana 4-H!” Cobb wrote in a recent Facebook post. “Louisiana 4-H is not just a club or an organization. 4-H is a place where youth can learn, grow, and build their future.”

Movie Tavern rolls out a slew of new deals for summer blockbuster season

Want to enjoy a night at the movies without breaking the bank?

Movie Tavern by Marcus is trying to help with that.

Just in time for summer blockbuster season, Movie Tavern is rolling out a variety of new amenities and offerings this summer.

GOLF | Live Oak’s Martin perseveres to sign college scholarship despite battle with Type I diabetes

For a high school golfer with collegiate aspirations, the uncertainty was more than alarming.

Live Oak’s Devan Martin, who during the infancy stages of his recruiting process received interest from 25-30 schools, started to wonder more than a year ago if he’d ever realize such dreams that ultimately led him to recently sign a scholarship with Centenary College.

With his junior season beginning to take a turn for the back nine with district and regional tournaments on the horizon, Martin’s performance, both in school and on the golf course, mysteriously waned.

BASEBALL | Walker’s Tassin to bypass final season at SLU, will sign contract with Detroit Tiger

The whirlwind process of becoming a professional baseball player has begun for former Walker High standout Bryce Tassin.

Tassin, who was recently selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 31st round of the Major League Baseball Draft out of Southeastern Louisiana, arrived at the Tigers’ training facility in Lakeland, Fla., on Thursday and said he will sign a professional contract Friday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL | Lady Eagles unable to sustain fast start; splits games in DSHS team camp

After a strong first half powered by Dijone Flowers, Live Oak fell victim to a second half surge from Biloxi, Miss. and dropped Thursday’s game 35-26 during the Denham Springs High Team Camp.

Flowers, an All-District 4-5A and All-Parish selection, scored 20 points in the game. That total included 13 in the first half, including her team’s first 11 points.

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