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Business
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Smith purchased the company from its original owner back in 1985. “Roadrunner was built in the summer of ’69, just like that popular Bryan Adams song,” Smith said. “Carl McCain was a well-known man in Shreveport. His business was state of the art, and the wash was so busy, they sometimes had to hire a policeman to direct traffic.
Community
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Chris Jay, social media and public relations manager for the Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau, is especially looking forward to the campaign. “From the Tourist Bureau’s perspective, it’s great to hear from local attractions that they’re being discovered by new patrons,” Jay said.
Events
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019
Attendees will be treated like royalty as they partake in a “Casino Royale: A 0070th Secret Agent Casino Night,” complete with live music by The Good News, unique opera performances, dancing, prizes, an open bar, delicious cuisine, a piano bar and casino games.
Community
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019
It all started when Lynn and his friends grew dissatisfied with Apple Music and SoundCloud. “I’ve kept a list of business and app ideas on my phone, and one day while in my Entrepreneurship 2000: Innovation and Creativity class at LSU, I noticed that three separate ideas on my list were all musicrelated,” Lynn said.
Men's & Women's Health
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019
Pamela Barker, Go Red Luncheon Chair 2019 and long-time volunteer, is looking forward to the event. “We are most looking to provide awareness of the issues related to heart disease among women and men,” Barker said. “We lose a woman every minute to heart disease and stroke.
Cover Story
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019
“My shop is a beautiful, eclectic mix of items,” Leigh E., owner, creator and curator, said. “I love creating, collecting and refinishing, too, so a large part of my shop is filled with refinished furniture that I’ve worked on. It brings me so much joy to give those items a new look and know that someone will treasure them for years to come.
Business
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019
A unique family-owned business of antiques, art and oddities has been given a makeover and a new name. Formerly known as C&C Electric and Lighting, new proprietors Derek and Lauren Ross Simmons are excited to give their family’s business a fresh new spin for the community.
Cover Story
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019
King cake is said to have originated in old-world France and Spain and is known for its association with the historically Catholic celebration Epiphany, or Twelfth Night, which marks the arrival of the three wise men in Bethlehem who delivered gifts to baby Jesus.
Community
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019
Marilyn Wellan, a 35-year volunteer for American Rose Society (ARS) and the Gardens, is also a former ARS national president and is creator of the newly invented Master Plan for the Gardens. She is also serving as coordinator of the Great Garden Restoration Project.

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