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HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University opened the 2022-23 academic year Friday (Aug. 12) with its fall convocation that included presentation of the President’s Awards for Excellence, the university’s highest honor for faculty and staff.

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PINEVILLE, La. – The Louisiana National Guard (LANG) Youth Challenge Program (YCP) welcomed Congresswoman Julia Letlow, a Monroe native who represents Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, to tour the state’s Youth Challenge Program in Pineville, Louisi…

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St. Tammany Parish Clerk of Court Melissa Henry will be designated as a Certified Elections/Registration Administrator (CERA), the highest professional achievement for election officials and election vendors in the country. Henry is the first Clerk in Louisiana to be designated as a Certifie…

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GREAT LAKES, Ill. - Sailors are some of the most highly-trained people on the planet, according to Navy officials, and this training requires highly-dedicated instructors.

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La’Donte Buckhanan, a student at Mandeville High School in Mandeville, LA has completed an intensive eight-week U.S. Navy Summer Flight Academy aviation program at Delaware State University in Dover, DE, receiving his FAA Private Pilot’s License and five college credits. The program took pla…

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Fellowship-trained Sports Medicine Physician Michelle Sliva, M.D., M.S., has joined North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center effective Aug. 1. Appointments are now being scheduled. To schedule an appointment, call (985) 230-BONE [2663] or visit www.northoaks.org/domore.

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KILLIAN, La. – Louisiana Economic Development recognized the community of Killian as the state’s newest Louisiana Development Ready Community. It is the 52nd participant in the community development program, now in its 14th year.

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NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana National Guard hosted six members of the Belize Defence Force for aviation cross-training in Hammond and Belle Chasse, Louisiana, July 11-15.

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DENHAM SPRINGS, La. – Bercen, a division of specialty ingredients manufacturer Vertellus, is announcing a $17.5 million expansion of its Denham Springs facility that will allow the company to retain 55 jobs and create eight new jobs with an average annual salary of $75,000 plus benefits. Lou…

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North Oaks Health System will open a Hematology & Oncology Clinic in Hammond Monday, Aug. 8. The new clinic will be located in Suite 200 on the second floor of North Oaks Diagnostic Center at 15837 Paul Vega, MD, Drive. Clinic hours of operation will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

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The inaugural Livingston Young Professionals Conference along with its speaker line up has been announced. The event is aimed at area-wide young professionals ages 21-40, mentors, and stakeholders for engagement with current and future leaders.

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Rapture Firearms has opened its storefront at 53519 Harvest Lane in Loranger. Hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shown at their recent ribbon cutting ceremony are employees Garret Schexnayder, Colin Delacruz, Madison D…

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The Southeastern Channel has been honored by the Broadcast Education Association with fourth place in the nation for “TV Sports Event Production” for its live game broadcast of the Southeastern vs. McNeese State football game. Live streamed on ESPN+, the broadcast was the fourth in the past …

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River Chase Self Storage recently opened its 108,000-sqare-foot storage facility in Covington at 16501 Brewster Road. Developed and managed by Stirling Properties, River Chase Self Storage offers 594 indoor climate-controlled units, 49 exterior units (Ideal for boats and RVs) and 24-hour sec…

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CenterWell Senior Primary Care celebrates the grand opening of its newest facility at 1300 Gause Boulevard, Suite C4, in Slidell, LA on June 15. Left to right: Amanda Hunter, front office; Kennedra Harris, MA; Shantel Batiste, NP; Clinique Pierre, MA; Robin Gitz, CA; Zalema Jackson, Referral…

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Phoenix Senior Living (PSL) announces the addition of independent living at their Hammond, LA location, The Phoenix at Hammond. PSL self-developed The Phoenix at Hammond, which opened in 2021 and serves seniors with assisted living and memory care. PSL realized the town is underserved in the…

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MANDEVILLE, La. – Team Title, a full-service title agency based in Louisiana, has announced it will relocate the company’s corporate headquarters to Mandeville as part of a significant expansion of its operations in both Louisiana and Mississippi.

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HAMMOND – The University of Louisiana System launched a program last year to enhance the educational experiences of exemplary Black male students. Two students from each of the system’s nine-member institutions, including Southeastern Louisiana University, are participating in the second coh…

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The Leadership Livingston Class of 2022 graduated on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Leadership Livingston, a program of the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce, has been in place since 2012 and the class of 2022 is the tenth year of graduates. This latest graduating class, with 21 graduates, brin…

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BATON ROUGE, LA — Representative Mary DuBuisson, R-90, was awarded the “Doc” Hudson Cup of Unity and Friendship on June 3, 2022.

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Hometown Farm and Garden Center in Amite is celebrating their 50th anniversary on Saturday.

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Firestone Complete Auto Care opened their new location at 27860 Juban Road, Denham Springs, a few months before the official opening that was held on Thursday, June 9, 2022. The location offers a new option for automotive repairs and service with continued growth to the Juban Crossing Develo…

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DENHAM SPRINGS---Morningside at Juban Lakes, a new apartment community for seniors, official opened on May 26 in Denham Springs. CST Multifamily Real Estate Services hosted a ribbon cutting with Livingston Parish Chamber, officials and residents, held in the newly completed Commons area of t…

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HAMMOND---General Surgeon Daniel Linarello, M.D., FACS, has joined North Oaks Surgical Associates in Hammond effective June 1. New patient appointments are now being scheduled. To make an appointment, call (985) 243-9022.

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At the 2022 annual meeting on Saturday, May 14, DEMCO announced $55,000 in scholarship funding for the 2022/2023 academic year. Twenty-two DEMCO-member eligible students were randomly selected from a pool of 247 applicants for this year’s random drawing from our seven-parish service area: As…

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BATON ROUGE – LSU sophomore Bridget Seghers has been named a 2022 Udall Scholar by the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation. The Covington native was one of 55 students selected from a pool of 382 candidates, and the only scholar from Louisiana. A 20-member independent review comm…

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On Wednesday, June 1, the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce will host a General Meeting at Greystone Golf & Country Club with featured speaker U.S. Senator John Kennedy who will provide some Washington updates.

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HAMMOND – A Southeastern Louisiana University Community Music School student has been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Anna Johnson, a student at Ponchatoula Junior High School, has been selected for the 2022 Middle School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall June 18.

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HAMMOND---Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner Leigh Pierre, APRN-CNP, is now accepting new adult and pediatric patients, age 2 and older, at North Oaks Family Medicine Clinic in Hammond. To schedule an appointment, visit www.northoaks.org/pcp or call (985) 230-2778. Same day appointments are …