Rebuilding The Drum with DrumBeats
With the added devastation of Hurricane Ida across our parishes, it has become critical to send thoughtful reporting to your inbox every week for free.
Welcome to DrumBeats, the electronic home of The Drum, bringing community news from Ponchatoula to Baton Rouge. For more than 35 years, The Drum newspaper has provided news throughout South Louisiana from our office in Ponchatoula. As you know, Hurricane Ida tore through the state and significantly damaged our parish.
Citywide, we have started the long process of rebuilding. For The Drum, rebuilding means re-imaging ways to publish and distribute the news you have come to expect. This begins with the newsletter you are reading now: DrumBeats.
Through these DrumBeats, The Drum staff delivers thoughtful reporting and local features to your inbox every week. Breaking news, event announcements, and DrumRolls are continuously shared on social media @theDrumNews.
This week, we start with a collection of top stories published over the years. These stories display the strength, intelligence, and celebrations of communities across South Louisiana. Take a moment, stroll through DrumBeats, and read our archives. We invite you to send story ideas, commentaries, and DrumRoll acknowledgments to firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below.
Why? Because community news matters.