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May 16 12:00 AM
It’s not unusual for a retired elected official to maintain a public persona after his term in office ends, or at least attempt to do so. Although most say they relish going back to private life, many miss the day-to-day excitement of being the “go-to” guy who can always generate a media buzz.
Editorial
April 25 12:00 AM
Like before, the Commission has picked a date where the bond issue is the only ballot issue — Saturday, May 3. By the narrowest of margins (59 votes), the last attempted bond issue was defeated on Oct. 19, 2013. And as before, the Commission does not have a sound basis for asking for these funds from over taxed property owners.
Editorial
April 21 12:00 AM
The latest scuttlebutt on Shreveport’s mayoral race is that Ollie Taylor may enter this fall’s election — at the urging of current Mayor Cedric Glover. The Glover team, led by Lynn Braggs, had previously pushed Councilman Sam Jenkins to be the standard bearer until Jenkins’s unpaid taxes became common knowledge.

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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.
September 14 10:16 AM
We all know that there is a crisis in the Catholic Church right now. Allegations of sexually abusive clergy are pouring in worldwide. Unfortunately, the roots of this terrible tragedy engulfing the Catholic Church have strong ties to the Bayou Sate.
September 14 10:16 AM
Jackson previously worked for former Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover, and then for Mayor Ollie Tyler for a few months before being terminated. From there, Jackson went to DRCHC. Reportedly, Glover helped him get this job; Jackson is a selfproclaimed protégé of Glover.

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