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Challenges bring growth: Several new businesses open shop in Moss Bluff

Despite the challenges of workforce issues, supply chain problems and a struggling economy, small business is booming in Moss Bluff. Michelle McInnis is Southwest Louisiana ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Saturday, July 2, 2022 10:07 am

Insurance reform

Stine pushes storm victims’ insurance reform package

State Sen. Jeremy Stine (R-Lake Charles), District 27, promised to give storm victims a voice in Baton Rouge if he were elected in 2021. He ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Friday, July 1, 2022 2:37 pm


Farnum pushing to keep new I-10 bridge toll free

The I-10 bridge will be built. The only question that remains is, will there be a toll? That’s only one of the nuggets of information ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Sunday, June 26, 2022 11:00 am


John Stine opens, Westlake to buy automated water, gas meter reading system

John Stine Road is open to traffic. Westlake City Council approved a resolution accepting the preliminary design for Sawgrass subdivision and resolutions awarding and accepting ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Sunday, June 26, 2022 6:57 am

Sulphur Police Chief Lewis Coats sent out a reminder this week to residents in Sulphur to obey school zones as children return to classrooms this week. - Credit: SDN / Photo Credit

city of sulphur

SPD chief Coats retires, Larry Guillotte named acting chief

Days after the Sulphur City Council approved Mayor Mike Danahay’s recommendation for Lewis Coats to continue as Chief of Police, Danahany announced Coats would retire ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Saturday, June 25, 2022 11:45 am


Land use and zoning board appointment could be short-lived

Sulphur City Council members made good time addressing the 38-item jam-packed agenda at the Monday meeting that included the approval of the condemnation of almost ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Saturday, June 18, 2022 11:00 am


Drainage lateral debris removal progressing

Calcasieu Parish Director of Engineering and Public Works Allen Wainwright reported on the status of debris removal from drainage laterals and spoke on the parish-wide ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Saturday, June 18, 2022 8:00 am

hurricane season

‘Every storm different’: National Weather Service says pay attention, be prepared

This hurricane season, don’t look at only a single hurricane model to make a determination. Don’t trust “keyboard meteorologists” who do. Don’t tune out at ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Wednesday, June 1, 2022 7:00 am

city of westlake

Three Westlake firefighters complete EMT training

Kudos were a thread throughout the Monday, May 16, Westlake City Council meeting. Westlake Firefighters Daniel Brown, Luke Miller and Stephen James completed an Emergency ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:03 am

parks and recreation

SPAR reduces Waterpark, pool fees for in-district residents

Sulphur Parks and Recreation Board of Commissioners voted to discount pricing at the Aquatic Center and SPAR Waterpark for in-district residents at a special meeting ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:01 am

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