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  1. Nationally recognized founder of Cajun Navy 2016, accused of contractor fraud, maintains innocenceRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | The Advocate

    Jon Bridgers, founder of Cajun Navy 2016 and an invited guest at the president's State of the Union address in January, was arrested Wednesday on a contractor fraud accusation. The 47-year-old Bridgers, of Walker, had agreed to repair a home in East Baton Rouge Parish in October of 2016 for $47,000, but never finished the work, according to the arrest report.

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  2. Around Livingston: May 17, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2018 | The Advocate

    ... Technical Community College will have a variety of general education classes available at 9261 Florida Blvd., Walker, beginning Aug. 15. Registration is open for fall classes for new and transfer students. Credits are transferable. New students must ...

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  3. Livingston Parish Chamber Expo draws record crowdRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2018 | The Advocate

    ... and tastings. We congratulate our participants and winners," said Kacie Stewart, Expo Committee chairman. The city of Walker set up an exhibition to showcase the now complete Challenger's Ball Field, Walker High School and the new community college. ...

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  4. The Links Inc. awards scholarships at Swing into Spring GalaRead the original story

    May 15, 2018 | NOLA.com

    ... mathematics and computer information systems, with a concentration in coding; Fareionta Harris , a senior at Landry-Walker College and Career Preparatory High School, where she will graduate fifth in her class, and will also graduate with an ...

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  5. Half-cent tax to add officer at all Livingston Parish schools to appear on November ballotRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2018 | The Advocate

    ... officer in the parish and also a father, it's very important to me that we keep our schools safe," Ard said. WALKER -- Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard said Friday he is taking a "zero tolerance" approach to school-related threats and social ...

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  6. Despite warnings, Livingston Council waives flood-related grave requirements for Springfield cemeteryRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2018 | The Advocate

    ... a person's faith-based freedom to attend to their burial according to the customs of their faith," the board wrote. Walker-area Councilman Tracy Girlinghouse cautioned that granting the waiver could water down the ordinance. He also said there's no ...

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  7. Three Baton Rouge men arrested in armed robbery attempt at Dollar General in WalkerRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | The Advocate

    Three Baton Rouge men have been arrested in the late-night armed robbery attempt at the Dollar General store, said Walker Police spokesman Capt. John Sharp.

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  8. 2 dead, 1 injured in crash on La. 447 in Walker Thursday, State Police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | The Advocate

    ... early Thursday morning, May 10, 2018 rests in the road, with a Livingston Parish fire truck behind it, on La. 447 (Walker Road South), south of Cullen Drive. Two people have died as a result of the collision. One of two pickup trucks involved in a ...

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  9. Multi-year sentences in Louisiana gun theftsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The theft of more than two dozen handguns from a Louisiana store has resulted in a nearly five-year prison sentence for one man, and three years for his co-defendant. The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans says in a news release that 23-year-old Demarco Jones of Tickfaw and 22-year-old Willie Walker of Hammond were sentenced Wednesday.

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  10. SLU College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences honors top graduatesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2018 | The Advocate

    Southeastern Louisiana University students from Livingston Parish who were honored at the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences' April 30 honors convocation are, from left, Madison Lane, of Walker, Outstanding Senior Award in Printmaking; Madison Smith, of Springfield, Outstanding Senior Award in Theatre Design; and Anna Arceneaux, Outstanding Senior Award in English, and Kimberely Calhoun, the D Vickers Award in Creative Writing, both of Denham Springs.

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  11. Juniors at LSMSA receive senior rings during annual ceremonyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2018 | The Advocate

    Family, friends and mentors presented members of the junior class at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts with their senior rings during a ceremony April 21 in Treen Auditorium. LIVINGSTON PARISH: Jordan Byrd, Juan Cecchini, Keaton Dicapo, Brielle Dunn, Hannah Hauptman, Brandon Logan and Jonas Truax, all of Denham Springs; and Abigail Fischer, of Livingston "You all have accomplished many things up to this point and contributed so much to the LSMSA community, facing challenges and overcoming obstacles throughout the past year or two," said Presley Simmons, a senior from Walker and senior class president.

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  12. Are you eligible for a big tax cut? What BR, Ascension, Livingston flood victims should knowRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2018 | The Advocate

    Houses take on water off Walker South Road in the Walker area during severe flooding in Livingston Parish on Sunday August 14, 2016. Livingston Parish Assessor Jeff Taylor chats with volunteers collecting funds for Assess the Need at the Walker Walmart on Saturday.

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    May 3, 2018 | The Town Talk

    ... Alexandria.Various eating establishments will be on hand selling food and drinks. Twenty-five teams, including Walker Automotive, have been practicing on the Red River this week in preparation for the eighth annual Louisiana Dragon Boat Races set ...

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  14. Gonzales teen shot trying to flee after home invasion, faces 10 criminal countsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2018 | The Advocate

    A Walker homeowner shot a fleeing 17-year-old home invader in a Sunday incident involving a stolen gun, a stolen car and the kidnapping of three people, the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office reported Monday. The accused invader, identified as Benjamin A. Jarreau, faces 10 criminal counts, while the homeowner was arrested for illegal use of a weapon and attempted second-degree murder, according to a news release.

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  15. New lights going up at traffic circle, MacArthur DriveRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2018 | The Town Talk

    ... hit and couldn't be repaired because you can't get the parts any more." The current phase of the project goes from Walker Buick GMC on North MacArthur Drive to Sterkx Road on South MacArthur Drive. That will extend lighting on North MacArthur Drive ...

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  16. Walker man who disarmed home invader, shot at getaway car convicted of attempted manslaughterRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2018 | The Advocate

    A 27-year-old Walker man was found guilty of attempted manslaughter Thursday in a trial that challenged jurors to consider the reaches of the state's "stand your ground" laws. Aaron Neames was charged with attempted second-degree murder in the shooting of a man who was leaving Neames' home in a car following an armed robbery.

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  17. Free food, master chefs at New Orleans Jazz Fest food demonstrationsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2018 | NOLA.com

    ... around it. It will be interesting to see how it is served at the demonstration. The cochon de lait po-boy comes from Walker's BBQ, so you know this will be good. Parfait means perfect in French and many people think that's what this pork is - ...

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  18. New classrooms at Albany schools among the Livingston Parish school construction projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2018 | The Advocate

    ... population over the past 10 years in Albany, Murphy said, the trend is people moving east of Denham Springs and Walker. "We are now experiencing growth in the Satsuma and Livingston area," he said. Albany is about 10 miles east of Livingston. Murphy ...

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  19. UHV international students to celebrate graduation with sash ceremonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2018 | The Victoria Advocate

    Sixteen University of Houston-Victoria students from six countries will gather for a special ceremony May 11 to celebrate their graduation with their friends, family and fellow students. The UHV International Sash Ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. in the UHV University North Walker Auditorium, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St. During the ceremony, graduating students will be presented with sashes featuring the flags of their countries of origin.

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  20. Livingston Parish Council agrees to form board for mosquito control in just 2 districtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2018 | The Advocate

    Mosquito spraying could be making a comeback in two council districts just north of Denham Springs, after the parish council voted Thursday night to form a board to study the issue in that specific area. Also Thursday, the council OK'd the Livingston Parish Sewer District's request to seek $11.9 million in revenue bonds to build a new regional sewer plant for the Juban area between Denham Springs and Walker.

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