Ryan Gatti, a Bossier City attorney and small business owner, officially announced his candidacy for State Senate District 36 Tuesday June 2, in front of family, friends and supporters at the Chandler Event Center in Bossier City.
What is now Trailblazer RC&D began as part of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service programs designed to assist individuals, groups and even towns and cities. “I came to the area in 1987 with the USDA and our program was in the process of changing,” said Ellzey Simmons, Trailblazer CEO.
“There was no water in this parking lot as of Saturday,” Lt. Bill Davis, public information officer for the Bossier Sheriff’s Office, said at the sheriff’s substation on the Arthur Ray Teague Parkway. On Wednesday, the building was an island in a lake of mud-red water overflowing from the nearby river, its current rapidly sweeping to the south.
Officer Carl Bates was promoted to the rank of chief deputy. Officer Bates has served with the Benton Police Department for 11 years. During this time, he has served as sergeant detective and assistant chief..
Two of Bossier City’s public swimming pools opened on Wednesday for the summer. The third, Shed Road Community Playfield Pool, located at 4208 Shed Road, will reopen later this month, as the new pool house is not yet finished..
A total of $25 million in bond funding was received and deposited into Bossier Schools’ account to fund ongoing construction projects across the district. This is the result of the Bossier Parish School Board selling a fourth round of bonds in April to take advantage of historically low interest rates.
Getting the go-ahead at public hearings scheduled during the meeting were Faith Estates subdivision and King Woods subdivision. Faith Estates, located north of Princeton, is scheduled for 19 lots ranging from one-half to 2.3 acres. Faith Estate homes will be “stick built,” with a 2,000-squarefoot minimum.
Mayor Walker will join fellow military veterans, active duty military personnel and other special guests in dedicating a monument of the Battlefield Cross at the entrance of the cemetery, located at 7970 Mike Clark Road in Keithville, La., at noon on Monday.
The class is offered at no charge to residents of Bossier Parish and is limited to 40 applicants. Daughters and female siblings 14 years and older can enroll as long as they are accompanied by an adult.