The proceeds are the result of a forfeiture of more than $181,000 arising from a drug-related traffic stop conducted in early November by the Louisiana State Police and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration..
“This is no small accomplishment. and our teachers and students deserve to be commended for their hard work,” said Bossier Schools Superintendent Scott Smith. “Not only did these students earn college credit while still in high school, but they continually prove they have what it takes to achieve at higher levels.
For the past two years, Shreveport has celebrated the life of this successful businessman, and on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., downtown Shreveport will be the site of the third Stan “The Record Man” Lewis Festival, funded by the Caddo Parish Commission.
Pizza and pop joined ranks with pomp and paperwork last Friday as the Caddo Parish District Attorney bade farewell to a group of young students who served this summer as interns, helping assistant district attorneys and staff in the day-to-day work of justice and Caddo District Court.
Project SOAR will reach over 1,200 military students at 11 schools — Apollo, Bellaire, Curtis, Kingston, Legacy, R.V. Kerr, Stockwell Place, Sun City, Waller and W.T. Lewis elementary schools and Cope Middle School — and serve 6,700 students who attend those schools as well.
Music headliners for the 2016 festival include New Orleans’ Soul Rebels Brass Band, six-piece funk rock band Flow Tribe, Professor Porkchop and the Dirty Dishes and Shreveport bluesman Buddy Flett on the Twisted Root Pavilion Stage.
On Tuesday, a group called “Feed Our Friends in Blue” served a complimentary lunch of sandwiches, chips and dessert to Bossier City first responders by the Liberty Garden, located between the Bossier City fire and police departments at 620 Benton Road.
The West Baton Rouge Tourist Information & Conference Center grounds will be center stage for the annual Smokin` Oldies Barbeque Cook-Off. This event is a State Championship Cook-Off held on Saturday, Sept. 10. This year the BBQ contest will be a threemeat category (chicken, ribs and brisket) and entry fee is $150.