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..
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.