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August 30 12:00 AM
The most closely watched election will no doubt be the one to fill the shoes of State Sen. Robert Adley, who is termed out. Early names for this race are well established Bossier politicians – State Rep. Henry Burns and State Rep. Jeff Thompson. Rickey Jackson, another Republican, is being mentioned, and reportedly former State Rep.
Editorial
August 02 12:00 AM
Despite the fact that there will be an election in Caddo Parish on Oct. 19, most political junkies are focusing their sights on next year. Interest in this fall’s races for District Judge, Parish Commissioner (District 5), Blanchard Alderman and a home rule charter proposition has drawn scant attention to date.
Editorial
July 12 12:00 AM
CLARIFICATION — Last week we incorrectly ran the following column under the headline “Roy Burrell — “Running Again to Lose.” This was an error made when the columns were switched out. The Roy Burrell column was moved to run this week. To clarify the matter, we are running both columns this week.
Editorial
July 05 12:00 AM
Mark Twain (or somebody) once said - “if you write enough columns, and you will eventually make a mistake”; and after nine years of so doing, I have made one. Probably more than that, but rarely have I ever been called a “liar” by any reader much less an elected public official.
Editorial
June 28 12:00 AM
In reviewing the travel/ convention from expenses of the Caddo Commissioners, one might wonder if Commissioners Stephanie Lynch and Lindora Baker are ever in town to perform commissioner duties. Together they have outspent the rest of the 10 commissioners on travel/convention expenses since their term began in January 2011.

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