The Caddo Commission elected new officers at its Jan. 5 meeting. Steven Jackson moved up from vice president to president, Doug Dominick moved up from parliamentarian to vice president, and Linn Cawthorne was elected the new parliamentarian.
It will not be 100 years, according to Homeland Security Director Steve Prator, who detailed the issue to the Caddo Commission. Prator said that the flood threat is a real one, and that it will take less and less rainfall each year to cause the devastating flooding of last year in many areas of Shreveport and Bossier.
For the first time since July 2009, there was a new school superintendent in the Benton office: Scott Smith. After spending 34 of his 36 years in public education in Bossier schools, Smith moved up to fill D.C. Machen’s seat at the main office on July 2.
Trump is an ardent supporter of the military. Barksdale Air Force Base is the most important “business” in northwest Louisiana on the basis of the number of “employees” — i.e., members of the United States Air Force and the civilian employees, as well as the very large number of retirees who are here because of the base.
If one needs an example, look no further than the antics the city of Shreveport recently employed in defending the claims of Michael Wainwright and Scott Pernici for fees allegedly owed by the city of Shreveport for disclosing the waterbilling errors.
A big turkey arrived early for the attorneys and staff of Legal Services of North Louisiana (LSNL) on the day before Thanksgiving — no federal funding grant for 2017. This did not make for a holiday of thanks, since it could mean pink slips for many of those working for LSNL providing legal services for the poor.
The seemingly never-ending discussion concerning the location of the Confederate monument on the north side of the Caddo Courthouse has moved to a new arena — that being a 10-person citizen advisory committee.
Bossier/Webster District Judge Jeff Cox’s victory over Second Circuit Judge Jay Caraway was not unexpected by local politicos who closely followed Cox’s campaign — which really started last year when he posted season’s greetings on billboards throughout the judicial district.