Baton Rouge

Restore Louisiana Announces Changes to Homeowner Services in Hammond, Lafayette, Monroe areas

Starting Friday, Jan. 31, Restore Louisiana will provide homeowner assistance services on an as-needed basis in the Hammond, Lafayette, and Monroe areas, as the following program locations will permanently close: Tangipahoa Parish Library in Hammond, Lafayette […]

Education

Hammond Community STEM Cafe is Saturday, April 27

A perfect Saturday morning activity for parents looking for something enriching for the whole family. K-12 students of all ages and parents can feed their minds about the amazing world of science, technology, engineering, and […]

Baton Rouge

Become a local expert and news source

Are you an expert on topics and issues critical to our city? Can you be a source of insight on issues like community development, politics, education, social/criminal justice, economics/finances? What about religion, relationships/sex, or alternative […]

Business

Who to Watch: Steven C. Baham

Steven C. Baham, 40, is a computer scientist and owner of Baham Laboratories, LLC, in Baton Rouge. A native of Slidell, Baham is the son of Les and Eva Baham. As a child, he and […]

Hammond

Seeking information on Alvin Ray Washington

The Drum seeks information on former Hammond City Councilman Alvin Ray Washington. If any relatives, friends, or constituents have newspaper clippings, documents, letters, or pictures involving or including Washington, please share them with The Drum. […]

Entertainment

Centenary College Choir prepares for fall tour

The Centenary College Choir takes its 2017-2018 program, “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness,” on the road in early November for six performances in south Louisiana. The group will visit and sing at both churches and […]

Hammond

University leader calls high school decision to keep athlete, ban valedictorian ‘height of hypocrisy’

“You are more willing to fight for students to participate in athletics than you are for an athlete who shows academic accomplishment to give his valedictory address at his only high school graduation,” writes Dillard University president Walter Kimbrough, “Please understand that these actions display a, hopefully unconscious, bias that allows you to advocate for Black students on the field or court, but to be punitive when it comes to academics.” […]

Baton Rouge

Reed becomes deputy under secretary

Kim Hunter Reed has been appointed by President Barack Obama as deputy under secretary of education. Reed will be a member of the senior leadership team at the Department of Education that oversees higher education […]