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Livingston Parish Waterway cleanup receives green light, sustainability still up in the air

Livingston Parish is a coastal community, the southern portion at least.

Coastal erosion has allowed salt water to creep into Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas, eventually feeding into the bayous and rivers in southern Livingston.

That has opened the doors for funding streams to help with drainage work throughout the parish, and nearly 700 miles of waterways, an important project in the wake of the Great Flood of 2016.

According to Garret Graves (R-District 06), several pieces of good news have recently come down the pipe for Livingston Parish’s drainage and coastal work.

Ordinance committee to discuss dirt fill, again, after Ascension Parish passes ‘monster’

Tense, often loud debate filled the parish council chamber on Thursday, May 9.

The focus was dirt fill, and its effects on current and future development.

District 2 Parish Councilman Garry “Frog” Talbert had an ordinance on the table, which had come out of the Ordinance Committee which he chairs, which would limit dirt fill to 24 inches on new residential homes on lots up to a half-acre in size, and 36 inches on lots larger than a half-acre.

Walker Planning & Zoning Commission meets briefly, adjourns

The Walker Planning & Zoning Commission was reminded about the Unified Development Code (UDC), approved the minutes of two meetings, then adjourned.

Commission Chairman Jerry Klier told the board that the only item on the agenda Monday had been withdrawn by the property owner.

Albany park gets new hours in time for summer

Just in time for the end of the school year, Albany residents looking for something for their children to do during the long summer days will have a new option.

A recently installed five-foot fence allows J and N Community Park to remain open from dawn to dusk. The park has only been opened in the afternoon as its location between the middle and high schools raised security concerns for the town.

Two Livingston Parish fishermen among winners at 9th Annual Blood Pressure 4 Kids Fishing Derby

The National Pediatric Blood Pressure Awareness Foundation held its Annual Kids Fishing Derby at the Cabela’s pond in Gonzales on Saturday, May 11.

Two of the four winning fishermen have Livingston Parish ties.

Cabela’s has partnered with the NPBPAF for the last nine years now to host the event and promote the importance of pediatric hypertension awareness. Because of this annual event, families are becoming more aware of the significance of routine blood pressure screenings for their children.

SOFTBALL | Former Denham Springs, McNeese standout Roux excited to take over Live Oak program

Since her playing days at McNeese State, coupled with a three-year stint as an assistant coach at her alma mater, Katie Roux believed she would always have blue and gold blood pumping through her veins.

She believes that will also serve her well in her new job as head softball coach at Live Oak High School where the school officially turned over the reins of its program Wednesday to Roux, a former Denham Springs High standout.

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