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April 21 10:05 AM
Crops that are being planted include potatoes, tomatoes, purple hull peas, corn, squash, onions, cucumbers, okra and peppers. The peas will be the largest crop and will be planted on 25 acres of land, while the other crops will be grown on about five acres.
April 21 10:05 AM
Following the parade of athletes, Sgt. Jeff Pleasants and Deputy Reigan Malmay of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office rode their motorcycles to lead Special Olympics athlete Chris Beaudoin of Parkway High School as he carried the Special Olympics torch around the track.
April 14 02:35 PM
The new Sam’s Club (above) is under construction at 2861 Beene Blvd. in Bossier City. Club manager John Hamm and Bossier City Mayor Lorenz Walker (left) use a giant pair of scissors at a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Friday, April 4, officially opening the company’s Hiring and Membership Center at The Outlets at Louisiana Boardwalk.
April 14 02:35 PM
Sheriff Whittington presented the Bossier Sheriff’s Office Commendation Medal to Deputy Darryl Ware, a five-year veteran with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office, for rescuing a man from the second story of the Reserve Apartments during a fire at the complex in late January.
April 04 10:06 AM
Det. Martinez has been a member of the Bossier City Police Department for the past four years and is assigned as an investigator with the Property Crimes Unit. As such, Martinez has been credited in solving multiple property crime cases including burglaries, thefts and incidents of vandalism.
April 04 10:06 AM
The checkpoint began at 10 p.m. Friday and ended at 4 a.m. Saturday in order to identify and remove impaired drivers from the road before they cause injury or death to themselves or to others and to increase public awareness to the seriousness of driving while impaired.
April 04 10:06 AM
The guest speaker was Lt. Col. Mike Thornton, retired U.S. Marine Corps officer and commandant of the Floyd L. Baxter Red River Detachment of the Marine Corps League. As a 30-year veteran of the Marine Corps, Lt. Col. Thornton rose through the ranks as an enlisted Marine to chief warrant officer to commissioned officer.
April 04 10:05 AM
“The late Mayor George Dement instilled in all of us what he called ‘the curb appeal effect,’” said Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington. “Basically, he would say that as he’s traveling through cities and towns he would observe either how clean or not clean it was — the litter effect, as he called it, in these towns.
March 28 10:07 AM
Davis said the land that had been used as the pea farm — so named because purple hull peas were the primary crop grown — is privately owned by a man who lives in Houston, Texas, and who had leased a portion of the property for use by the Bossier Sheriff’s Office.

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