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Going, going, gone!

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The brick commercial building located at the corner of Washington Ave. and Calhoun Street in downtown Livingston was demolished Monday and Tuesday. Built around 1930, the building was once home to such commercial landmarks as Whisenhunt Grocery and Harrison Shoe Shop. It had been vacant in recent years and had sustained storm damage to the point that it was condemned by the city. Current owner Mark Birdwell said he hopes to rebuild the structure based on its original blueprints. Photo: Greg Peak | Enterprise

Holiday Lights

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The holiday lights in downtown Livingston and in Pedigo Park on the U.S. 59 Bypass were turned on Tuesday night and will remain on through Dec. 31. Among the Pedigo Park displays are the tunnel of lights (above), which vehciles drive through. (Greg Peak Photo)

CLEAN UP WORK BEGINS

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CLEAN UP WORK BEGINS -- A volunteer crew from Temple Ministries in Little Rock, Ark. assist with moving trash and debris at Holiday Lake Estates from homes that suffered heavy flood damage during Hurricane Harvey. The group worked in coordination with the Center of Hope and First Baptist Church of Livingston to offer help with cleanup to residents in need.

Classes to begin soon

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CLASSES WILL SOON BEGIN — New Livingston school teachers Miranda Peters (rear) and Mendy Fears help prepare the classrooms at Cedar Grove Elementary for the young students entering school this year. The first day of the 2017-2018 school year for Livingston ISD and Goodrich ISD is Monday, Aug. 21. Big Sandy ISD will start classes on Wednesday, Aug. 23. Onalaska ISD and Leggett ISD will start school on Monday, Aug. 28. Corrigan ISD will begin classes on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

Backyard Bass Program

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CASTING CALL -- Local students received instruction on basic fishing skills during the Backyard Bass Program hosted at Livingston Municipal Library. The program, sponsored by Youth for Better Life, was led by Livingston ISD coaches who gave the students hands-on practice on their casting and catching skills. The library will also complete its “Build a Better World” summer reading program on Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 3:30 p.m. with a special puppet show and awards presentation for the top readers. The library’s annual Back to School Fair will be held on Thursday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Trump-Inauguration-PartySammy “The Bull” Drake of The Bull Shack hosts an Inauguration watch party at his Livingston coffee shop on Friday, wearing a mask of newly sworn-in President Donald J. Trump. Drake was an avid supporter of the Trump campaign during the 2016 election and is optimistic about the policies of the new President. Special coupons and discounts were given to customers attending the watch party. (ENTERPRISE PHOTO BY ALBERT TREVINO)