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July 13 12:00 AM
This challenge is compounded by the closure of many rural banks. Larger banks often buy smaller banks, then close branches in more rural markets. There are now 625 rural counties in the country without a community bank. There are 37 counties without a single bank, and 115 counties served by just one bank.
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July 13 12:00 AM
Larry Gene Thomas, 65, of Bells, Texas, was arrested Friday on a warrant obtained by Sheriff’s Detective Larry Pierce. Thomas is accused of having sex with the victim in Oil City and in Texas between 2000- 2003 when the victim was a minor..
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July 13 12:00 AM
Last Friday, July 6, a Shreveport police officer initiated a traffic stop at the corner of Rightway and Drexel streets. The suspect, 32-year-old Aubrey Dewayne Davenport of 2750 Randolph St., was allegedly found to be in possession of schedule I narcotics.
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July 13 12:00 AM
Shreveport police responded to University Health hospital on reports of a victim of an alleged domestic battery arriving at the hospital for treatment. Due to the nature of the victim’s injuries, investigators with the homicide division were summoned..

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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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