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Community
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023
Each year, visitors by the thousands trek to the Chaffee Crossing neighborhood in Fort Smith, Ark., to see the small building where Elvis Presley got his first Army haircut in 1958.
Business
Tuesday, July 11, 2023
The Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, who recently took possession of the original Shreve Memorial Library building at 400 Edwards Street, isn’t letting grass grow under their feet as they begin work on long-needed repairs to the important historic structure.
Business
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
He has worked very hard for a number of years at the state fair, and I think he is looking for the next thing he is going to be focusing on,” Swaine said of Chris. “We hope his life is fabulous, and we’re very supportive of what his next chapter will be.
Home
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Developer Jason Cram has created three beautiful apartments on the second floor of a historic building in the 400 block of Crockett Street. It took a keen eye to recognize what the homely, poorly-maintained buildings could become, and the “before” and “after” will amaze you.
Community
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Proposed options are already being drawn up for the state of Louisiana’s “new” State Office Building at 500 Fannin Street. While conceptual only, the drawings show just how different a newly conceived structure will be from the old Joe D. Waggonner Federal Building.
Community
Monday, Oct. 18, 2021
Last week, Tim Huck almost broke the Internet. The local business owner who owns a restaurant, residential real estate and a downtown nightspot posted two words on the Facebook page of the now-defunct Phoenix Underground, a popular dance club that closed in 2016.
Cover Story
Monday, June 28, 2021
auren Ross-Simmons laughs when she is asked about being an "overnight" art sensation. The artist, wife, mother of two and downtown business owner has been painting for more than 30 years – 30 years of practice, trial-and-error and refining her Pop Art brand of iconic images.
Community
Monday, April 19, 2021
Life and activities are returning to normal downtown, and we couldn’t be more pleased about it, or the variety of events happening the weekend of April 23-25. The fun begins in earnest Saturday morning with the Snowmageddon Plant Swap at The Lot, 400 Crockett St.
Business
Monday, March 8, 2021
When most of the region was shut down because of too much ice and not enough water, Bozz Baucum, the owner of Marilynn’s Place and Ralph’s Place in Shreveport, wasn’t. He was at work boiling water in his commercial crawfish rig to cook meals for teenagers at the Rutherford House.
Cover Story
Monday, Jan. 25, 2021
Over the past year, people have been transfixed on the change happening at 717 Crockett St. Improvements could be seen weekly during our year of Covid-19, proving that good things can happen even in really rotten years. The 1920s Sam Wiener-designed building both deserved the rehab and was lucky to get it.

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