The Caddo Commission elected new officers at its Jan. 5 meeting. Steven Jackson moved up from vice president to president, Doug Dominick moved up from parliamentarian to vice president, and Linn Cawthorne was elected the new parliamentarian.
It will not be 100 years, according to Homeland Security Director Steve Prator, who detailed the issue to the Caddo Commission. Prator said that the flood threat is a real one, and that it will take less and less rainfall each year to cause the devastating flooding of last year in many areas of Shreveport and Bossier.
For the first time since July 2009, there was a new school superintendent in the Benton office: Scott Smith. After spending 34 of his 36 years in public education in Bossier schools, Smith moved up to fill D.C. Machen’s seat at the main office on July 2.
Trump is an ardent supporter of the military. Barksdale Air Force Base is the most important “business” in northwest Louisiana on the basis of the number of “employees” — i.e., members of the United States Air Force and the civilian employees, as well as the very large number of retirees who are here because of the base.
If one needs an example, look no further than the antics the city of Shreveport recently employed in defending the claims of Michael Wainwright and Scott Pernici for fees allegedly owed by the city of Shreveport for disclosing the waterbilling errors.
A big turkey arrived early for the attorneys and staff of Legal Services of North Louisiana (LSNL) on the day before Thanksgiving — no federal funding grant for 2017. This did not make for a holiday of thanks, since it could mean pink slips for many of those working for LSNL providing legal services for the poor.
The seemingly never-ending discussion concerning the location of the Confederate monument on the north side of the Caddo Courthouse has moved to a new arena — that being a 10-person citizen advisory committee.
Bossier/Webster District Judge Jeff Cox’s victory over Second Circuit Judge Jay Caraway was not unexpected by local politicos who closely followed Cox’s campaign — which really started last year when he posted season’s greetings on billboards throughout the judicial district.
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.
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.
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.