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Monday, May 11, 2015
“We are so fortunate in Bossier Parish to have all of these groups work together – that’s how we are able to get so much done, it’s what makes this city and parish tick,” said Bossier Parish Police Jury President Jack Scaggs as he wrapped up his presentation of the parish’s activities and advancements.
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Monday, March 30, 2015

Tasks and duties of the clerk of court

The list of public offices up for election this fall is long and includes, among others, parish police juries, tax assessors, clerks of court, sheriffs and state lawmakers. Doubtless we’d like all of those elected to these positions to have some experience in the job they’ve been entrusted to perform by voters.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, March 16, 2015

Breaking down the funding options

It occurs to me, however, that an inherent limiting factor in attempting to share a visit with District 3 Juror Wanda Bennett, administrator Bill Altimus, and engineers Butch Ford and Bruce Easterly is that Bossier Parish residents couldn’t be...
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Monday, March 2, 2015
If there is an award for governmental long range planning, the Bossier Parish Police Jury would surely be a contender for recognition. As suggested in my last column, the jury’s longterm transportation and infrastructure planning is a heavy contributor to Bossier.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

The ongoing effort to improve Bossier transportation

Our most recent conversation centered on transportation issues, and in this area like most of the jury’s undertakings, longrange planning is a keystone of the jury’s consistent progress. We picked up, generally, where we left off in a series of The Forum columns a year ago.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

Camp Minden needs to be dealt with now

I believe that many of us share a declining faith in the rapid and rational response of agencies of the federal government to serious issues, but the Environmental Protection Agency’s and to some extent, the U.S.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

Growth causes progressive approach to solving issues

The Bossier City Council’s Jan. 6 meeting was the occasion for a council resolution to refinance $20 million in 2008 transportation bonds for new transportation and redevelopment funding.  On J
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Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

Attorney seeking House seat sees opportunity in state

Between election fatigue from last fall’s political campaigns and the holiday season, it’s possible Bossier Parish voters aren’t aware that there’s an election next month to replace former Hou

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