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May 29 07:21 AM
Officer Carl Bates was promoted to the rank of chief deputy. Officer Bates has served with the Benton Police Department for 11 years. During this time, he has served as sergeant detective and assistant chief..
May 29 07:21 AM
Two of Bossier City’s public swimming pools opened on Wednesday for the summer. The third, Shed Road Community Playfield Pool, located at 4208 Shed Road, will reopen later this month, as the new pool house is not yet finished..
May 29 07:21 AM
A total of $25 million in bond funding was received and deposited into Bossier Schools’ account to fund ongoing construction projects across the district. This is the result of the Bossier Parish School Board selling a fourth round of bonds in April to take advantage of historically low interest rates.
May 29 07:21 AM
Getting the go-ahead at public hearings scheduled during the meeting were Faith Estates subdivision and King Woods subdivision. Faith Estates, located north of Princeton, is scheduled for 19 lots ranging from one-half to 2.3 acres. Faith Estate homes will be “stick built,” with a 2,000-squarefoot minimum.
May 22 06:30 AM
Mayor Walker will join fellow military veterans, active duty military personnel and other special guests in dedicating a monument of the Battlefield Cross at the entrance of the cemetery, located at 7970 Mike Clark Road in Keithville, La., at noon on Monday.
May 22 06:30 AM
The class is offered at no charge to residents of Bossier Parish and is limited to 40 applicants. Daughters and female siblings 14 years and older can enroll as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
May 22 06:30 AM
The Sheriff’s Scholarship of $500 is made possible by the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program (LSHMP). Louisiana sheriffs provide scholarships to graduating high school students from each parish where the sheriff is an affiliate of the Program.
May 22 06:30 AM
A call came in at about 5:50 a.m. that a fire was started by lightning striking a tank battery. The fire was in three oil tanks, according to Bossier Sheriff’s Haz -Mat personnel at the scene..
May 08 10:14 AM
“Every day, unbuckled motorists are losing their lives in motor vehicle crashes,” said Chief Charles Pilkinton. “As we approach Memorial Day weekend and the summer vacation season, we want to make sure people are doing the one thing that can save them in a crash, buckling up.

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September 21 09:41 AM
I have a confession to make. And President Trump is not going to like it. I’m a southern country lawyer. Darn proud of it. In the president’s words, I may be a “dumb southern country lawyer.” I just hope the president does not have a sneering contempt for all of us Louisiana lawyers who cut our teeth practicing law in the rural areas of the Bayou State.
September 21 09:41 AM
With incumbents, the obvious factors are job performance while in office. For the mayor, this involves the leadership of the city. With council incumbents, attendance at work sessions and council meetings, votes on key issues and responsiveness to constituent matters are issues for voters.
September 14 10:16 AM
According to the May 15 guilty plea, a Louisiana State Police trooper stopped Rich’s vehicle May 3 near the intersection of Interstate 220 and Louisiana Highway 80. The trooper searched the vehicle and found a semi-automatic handgun, 141.3 grams of methamphetamine, 36.

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