The Ponchatoula Times
Online Edition Goes HiTech
The Ponchatoula Times is an independent, family-owned and operated weekly community newspaper, a rarity in this age of corporate chains.
Now in its 31st year, The Times has been much-honored for its investigative and environmental reporting.
Times On Wheels, the newspaper’s automotive section, was the first in the nation to feature a female and a male reporter offering their unique views after test driving new cars.
The Times was the first newspaper in the South to publish using only microcomputers, the first in the Northshore region of Louisiana to use digital photography, the first in the region to publish an Internet edition.
Starting with this new format, our readers around the world can now enjoy what our regular print newspaper readers are reading, and our advertisers can now enjoy a worldwide market for their goods and services, exactly as their ads appear in the print edition.
Apart from all the best of what you can expect from a good newspaper, you might notice that we feature items of interest in the Celtic world, whether here in Louisiana with the Cajun Celts or some of the Celtic cultural activities of Ponchatoula’s Krewe of Erin.
You shouldn’t be surprised to find a poem while reading these pages.
Our best-read columnist, Ole Hardhide, the alligator who lives in the center of Ponchatoula in his own gated condo, with pool, will now also appear in the Internet edition. He writes about Ponchatoula goings-on that could get an editor in trouble - even in this mellow, unique sub-tropical small Louisiana city.
Please feel free to use the links on this page to visit more locations in Ponchatoula, in New Orleans, in Louisiana, and everywhere on the World Wide Web.
But most importantly, please do enjoy reading our newest edition of The Ponchatoula Times.
Bryan T McMahon
Editor @ ponchatoula.com