Back on Oct. 24, 2010, Shreveport police officer Sgt. Tim Prunty was making his rounds and conducting a business check at a Circle K store at the corner of Dean Road and Bert Kouns to make sure the clerk was OK and there were no problems. As he exited the store, a man got out of his car and fatally shot the officer.
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For those that read blogs, evaluating the perspective of the author can be helpful in determining the credibility and merit of a column. I suggest readers match up Elliott Stonecipher with this writer..
Here’s an interesting thought. Why is it that Louisiana and neighboring state Mississippi are always on the bottom of every national ranking involving virtually every aspect of a state’s quality of life? Yet casino gambling is widespread throughout both states at a level not found any place else in America outside of Las Vegas.
On April 28, citizens of Shreveport face a choice: Fund basic city services or plunge the city into fiscal chaos. It would have been inconceivable 20 years ago that routine tax renewals to fund the fire and police departments and other basic city services would not have the collective support of the city’s business, civic and political leadership.