BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry announced that a permanent injunction has been obtained against Louisiana-based company VetAttend Professional Services, LLC and its owners, John Sutton and Marc Quiroz, prohibiting them from committing unfair and deceptive trade practices. VetAttend operated a VA benefit consulting and management busi
City of Shreveport Communications Director Benjamin Riggs has accepted the director of communications position for the Louisiana Democratic Party. He notified Mayor Adrian Perkins of his decision on Jan. 6. Riggs will remain at his current post through Jan. 29 to bring any ongoing projects to a conclusion and assist with the transition.
Foster Campbell, public service commissioner for North Louisiana, said his accomplishments in 2020 helped him secure a fourth term on the PSC in the November 2020 elections.
It is getting to that sweet time of year when the Texas Legislature gets busy doing things that we sometimes wish we could do, or maybe we wish they would not do. Texas opens their legislative season Jan. 8.
The Committee of One Hundred (C100) has been working on an initiative for the final push to complete the I-49 Inner City Connector. This 3.2-mile connector will link I-20 with I-30, will complete I-49 from Opelousas to Texarkana and will bring upwards of $800 million in economic benefit to Shreveport-Bossier.
Hamilton Road between Cox Street and Green Streets will be closed to all traffic, both vehicular and pedestrian, beginning Thursday, January 14, 2021. Hamilton Road between Barksdale Boulevard, US Highway 71, and East Texas Street, US Highway 80, will be closed to all thru traffic beginning Thursday, January 14, 2021. Traffic control signage will be in place. The roadway closures are expected to be in place for a period of five months as Kansas City Southern (KCS) railroad replaces the railroad overpass near Cox Street and Green Street. The estimated completion date for replacing the entire structure is June 2021.
The last Shreveport general obligation bond election was held Nov. 16, 2019. All three propositions were defeated by fairly close margins. Streets and drainage failed by just 66 votes.
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Town of Blanchard has been awarded $3,693,000 by the Louisiana Department of Health’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund (DWRLF) Program to merge with the struggling Bel-Di-Gil Water System, to restore it to compliance with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act requirements and to provide its customers with safe and reliable drinking water.
Shreve Memorial Library’s Virtual Book Club will discuss two fan favorites to kick off the new year. The book club meets virtually each month via Zoom and features discussions led by some of Shreve Memorial Library’s long-standing book clubs that, prior to the pandemic, would have normally met in person at the branches.
Shreveport/LSU Health Shreveport will begin offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to those age 70 years and above starting on Monday, Jan. 11 per Gov. John Bel Edwards’ direction.