North Louisiana Economic Partnership (NLEP) hosted their 2017 annual meeting, titled Top Event: A Celebration of Economic Development in North Louisiana, at Sam’s Town Casino in Downtown Shreveport on Jan. 25. Several guests spoke on how political and economic forces will impact the regional economy in 2017.
Hemphill, Texas – I remember exactly where I was on Feb. 1, 2003, when Columbia disintegrated with its seven astronauts while re-entering Earth's atmosphere. I was driving at E. 70th Street and Dixie Garden, running errands for my Mardi Gras ball that night and hearing the horrible news on the radio.
2016 proved to be the most successful since founder Mick Jones re-formed the band in 2004 by adding vocalist Kelly Hansen. Hansen, in a telephone interview, said the weight of the success of the band and its number of hits made him strive to give the songs justice.
All Life Saver funds remain in Shreveport. Since 1998, 32 Idea Grants have been awarded for a total of $1,435,500. Of those Idea Grant recipients, 20 have successfully competed for state, national or privately funded grants bringing $14.3 million back into the community.
Different cultures were represented by the foods served at the event including Greek, Native American, Korean and Chinese. Money raised directly benefits the programs offered by the Multicultural Center of the South..