The following is a news release from the Office of the Governor of Louisiana:
BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Hal McMillin to the Louisiana Auctioneers Licensing Board.
The Louisiana Auctioneers Licensing Board issues, administers, and revokes auction licenses and regulates licensed auctioneers.
According to statute, the board is composed of seven members, five of whom must be auctioneers that represent each of the five public service commission districts, and two are non-licensed "consumers" who are selected from the state-at-large. According to statute, each member is appointed by the governor and subject to Senate confirmation.
Hal McMillin, of Alexandria, is a business development manager for Levingston Engineers and is a police juror for Calcasieu Parish. McMillin will be appointed to serve as an auctioneer representing the 4th Public Service Commission district, as required by statute.
Retired NFL offensive lineman, Nate Livings, is visiting the area libraries. Livings has written a children's book series titled "Big Boy Nate's First Football Road Trip" and he will read to the children at libraries around Lake Charles. Livings was inspired to write the books after the birth of his son in 2014, so he began to write the chronicles of the time they spend together and share it with the world. His foundation, The Nate Livings Foundation, helps equip...More >>
Epps Memorial Library is hosting a movie and discussion on the PBS film "Slavery by Another Name." The movie is a documentary on the belief that slavery ended in this country with the Emancipation Proclamation. The viewing and discussion is in conjunction with the "Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865" exhibit at Central Library. The viewing will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 22 at 1320 N. Simmons St. The program is free and...More >>
One lucky crawfish was spared from boiling in a special ceremony Tuesday. Emile the Crawfish was officially spared from future backyard boils when Louisiana Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and Zatarain’s paired up for the second annual “Pardoning of the Crawfish” in New Orleans. This event celebrates the beginning of crawfish season in the Gulf South. The crawfish of honor was dubbed Emile after the founder of Zatarain’s who first introduced se...More >>
A Flash Flood Warning is in effect until 2:45 PM for all of Vernon Parish and the western portion of Beauregard Parish. Radar estimates over 3 inches of rain have fallen in the warned area with an additional 2 to 4 inches possible through the afternoon.More >>