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Bossier and the Cult of Growth

When I was growing up north of Bossier City, there were two main roads: Benton and Airline. Today, the area has soaked up most of Bossier’s recent population growth. North of I-220, developers have built thousands of homes, hundreds of apartments, dozens of shops and a major shopping center. But the key roads are more or less the same. If you’ve tried to navigate the area around the interstate during weekdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., you know what the result has been. According to my calculations from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, traffic in the area is up 30% from 2001. When the traffic inevitably causes a wreck, things get exponentially worse.

Benton Middle principal extends thanks for support

During the early morning hours of Saturday, Jan. 11, devastating storms ripped through our region, causing incredible destruction that resulted in damaged homes, businesses and, tragically, loss of life. Our thoughts continue to be with those who mourn and rebuild. Unfortunately, Benton Middle School was not left unscathed. Straight line winds estimated at nearly 110 miles per hour peeled the roof off of the sixthgrade wing, resulting in the total loss of seven classrooms and ultimately displac-ing 10 teachers and approximately 200 students.

Super Bowl 54 preview

This will be a game for the ages. The highpowered Kansas City Chiefs offense led by reining NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes versus the staunch and stingy San Francisco 49ers’ defense anchored by veteran Richard Sherman. There are storylines aplenty in this one … Coaches: You have a head coach in Andy Reid, an offensive genius finally equipped with a quarterback who can master his complex system who has had numerous opportunities but never could quite get over the proverbial hump versus a second-generation wunderkind and architect of the new-look 49ers, Kyle Shanahan.

NBA legend Kobe Bryant dead at 41

This sucks. This is the article you don’t plan for. You can’t be prepared to discuss a figure as large as Kobe Bryant on such short notice. I have followed sports since I was in first grade, when my mom would bribe me with baseball cards if I did good in school. I grew up loving sports, any sport. From Captains baseball games at Fair Grounds Field to watching NAS- CAR with my dad on Sundays to catching every single Chicago Bulls game I could on WGN so I could watch Michael Jordan do his thing. Sports. Sports. Sports.

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