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Watch your mail for the information concerning the U.S. Census it usually arrives about the middle of March. Every time the Census is taken, the importance is greater for the rural business of agriculture and small towns. I know that some folks do not want to share any personal information but so much rides in the rural areas on the population and the use of our lands. Our part of Louisiana has a lot to gain from accurate census numbers and all need to be counted. Benefits come in three main areas; government funding, political representation and statistics for economic growth. The Census Bureau says that census data determines
No one knew what the outcome would be. No one knew if the voice of the residents of Cooper Road would be heard. Nevertheless, all knew the Ordinance for rezoning was up for vote.
The ugly, ugly, ugly impasse between Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins and the Shreveport City Council over two mayoral appointments needs to end. Perkins has nominated Henry Whitehorn to be the chief administrative officer (CAO) and Sherricka Fields Jones, the current CAO, to be the new chief financial officer (CFO).
“This is like putting a swimming pool in the backyard when you have a blue tarp on your roof because it leaks every time it rains.” — Councilwoman LeVette Fuller speaking at the Caddo Republicans luncheon, March 3, 2020
There are a couple (at least) of significant days this month, first Daylight Savings Time begins next Sunday March 8. Be sure and adjust your timepiece accordingly. Second, spring begins at 1:50 Friday, March 20. Keep in mind, if you have a “Yankee laid-out calendar,” it will say spring begins at 11:50 pm EDT. We are in the Central Time Zone. I at one time thought it would be a good idea to just leave our clocks set on Standard Time; however, after changing my P.O. Box so that I could receive my mail about five miles closer to home, change messes up lots of “stuff.” Best we just change our clocks like we have been and be happy.
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Caddo Parish Schools makes up twelve districts with twelve individuals representing those districts. Caddo Parish Schools also has 30 schools ranked D and F. Some 56 schools, and 30 ranked D and F, where is the outcry.
If at first you can’t make a result stick against the preferences of voters in a district, try again according to most Democrats on the Caddo Parish School Board.
The 26th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, in collaboration with North Shreveport Business Association and Roberts & Murphy, Inc., will host a state-wide grant writing workshop at the Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College, 2010 N. Market St., Shreveport, on March 16 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and an optional grant development workshop on March 17 from 9 a.m. to noon, for participants needing assistance in writing and grant proposal funding.