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‘Music Has Always Been My Go-To’

‘Music Has Always Been My Go-To’

Brad Goins January 21, 2021 Comments Off on ‘Music Has Always Been My Go-To’

Musicians, who depend on live audiences for their income, have been especially hard hit by the pandemic. A Nov. 28 NPR story by John Burnett, “COVID-19 Hits Hard For South Louisiana’s Cajun Musicians,” looked

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Mount Trashmore

Mount Trashmore

Brad Goins December 31, 2020 Comments Off on Mount Trashmore

What Does Your Storm Debris Say About You? By Brad Goins Not long after Laura hit, local government sent out a press release that made it clear that when people put their wreckage from

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Toni Jo & Burke

Toni Jo & Burke

Brad Goins December 31, 2020 Comments Off on Toni Jo & Burke

The Bungled Crimes Of Lake Charles’ Most Famous Murderer By Brad Goins Toni Jo Henry was only 24 when she became the first and only woman to die in the electric chair in Louisiana.

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Bakers Lead Food Service Recovery

Bakers Lead Food Service Recovery

Brad Goins December 31, 2020 Comments Off on Bakers Lead Food Service Recovery

As Lake Charles slowly recovers from two hurricanes, journalists from outside of the area occasionally make the effort to cover the story. In a recent feature titled “Proof Of Concept: New Bakeries Rise In

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‘Obstinately Optimistic’

‘Obstinately Optimistic’

Brad Goins December 10, 2020 Comments Off on ‘Obstinately Optimistic’

James Johnson Has Learned How To ‘Move Forward’ In Spite Of Major Adversities By Brad Goins   Fr Johnson, the new millennium brought the birth of a daughter. When Gracie was three, her parents

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‘Don’t Forget Lake Charles’

‘Don’t Forget Lake Charles’

Brad Goins November 19, 2020 Comments Off on ‘Don’t Forget Lake Charles’

In mid-October, The Louisiana Budget Project’s newsletter The Daily Dime ran a story that carried the headline “Don’t Forget Lake Charles.” The headline reflected the thoughts of many in Southwest Louisiana who felt that

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BBBS Seeks Mentors

BBBS Seeks Mentors

Brad Goins August 20, 2020 Comments Off on BBBS Seeks Mentors

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana is recruiting caring adults to pair with youth who are on a waiting list for a mentor. The agency is launching a recruitment campaign for its community-based

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‘‘DO I STILL KNOW HOW TO ‘DANGLE A PARTICIPLE?’

‘‘DO I STILL KNOW HOW TO ‘DANGLE A PARTICIPLE?’

Brad Goins August 6, 2020 Comments Off on ‘‘DO I STILL KNOW HOW TO ‘DANGLE A PARTICIPLE?’

After 25 Years, John Latham Goes Back To School By Brad Goins John Latham has long been a local emcee and entertainer. He has a charismatic and irrepressible personality. He’s filled big notebooks with

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SWLA: NOW HIRING

SWLA: NOW HIRING

Brad Goins July 24, 2020 Comments Off on SWLA: NOW HIRING

With Spotty Application Filing, Some Local Businesses Are Coming Up Short Of Workers By Brad Goins Given the number of locals who’ve spent months staying at home during the COVID-19 quarantine, we’d expect to see at least a fairly significant

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It’s Still About The COVID

It’s Still About The COVID

Brad Goins July 16, 2020 Comments Off on It’s Still About The COVID

After all this time, most of the news (around here, anyway) still seems to be about COVID-19. To take one example, at this very time, lots of Louisianans can’t help but be thinking about

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