Author Archives: RealShreveport

14 May
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TABATHA TAYLOR ELECTED SHREVEPORT CITY COUNCIL MEMBER

Thursday, May 14, 2020 … 2:42 P.M. In a specially called meeting to name an interim District “A” City Council member to replace Willie Bradford, the choice of members is Tabatha H. Taylor. Ms. Taylor will serve at least until ...

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12 May
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NO, IT’S NOT UNBELIEVABLE, BUT IT IS CERTAINLY UNAMERICAN.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 … 1:45 P.M. My headline for this article was very deliberately chosen. America’s internal, ideological war of words, laws and core beliefs is worsening. Many of us find that we must work more and more diligently ...

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07 May
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IS PERKINS STICKING IT TO S.P.D., BOND ISSUE “NO” VOTERS, BOTH?

Thursday, May 7, 2020 … 4:04 P.M. The buzz and media reporting this week about Shreveport’s alleged $25,000,000 budget / spending shortfall has certainly been intense … and in at least one key aspect, stupefying. Yes, you likely know by ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
05 May
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YES, COVID-19 IS DAMNABLE, BUT NOT ALL OF US ARE TO BLAME.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 … 6:29 P.M. Before another word, let me state the case of which many of us now seem certain: this COVID-19 pandemic is a political matter first … then a matter of public health. Be that ...

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28 Apr
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COUNCILMAN WILLIE BRADFORD QUITS … JAMES FLURRY ILL

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 … 6:44 P.M. Owing to some unspecified disgust with being a Shreveport City Councilman, District “A” member Willie Bradford confirmed at today’s Council meeting that he will be gone from that position effective day-after-tomorrow. With today’s ...

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26 Apr
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SHREVEPORT CITY HALL: EMPLOYEE SLACKERS … WITH PERKINS

Sunday, April 26, 2020 … 6:14 P.M. As the Shreveport City Council and Mayor Adrian Perkins prepare for Tuesday’s virtual council meeting, one piece of very interesting and important business isn’t likely to be brought up … … slackers among ...

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23 Apr
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WARNING: IF YOU’RE AN A.O.C. FAN, YOU WON’T LIKE THIS PIECE

Thursday, April 23, 2020 … 3:20 P.M. For any who have not seen or heard the latest from United States Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, you missed a doozy. AOC, as many of you may know, just decided it was a good ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
20 Apr
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COVID-19 … AND DISHONORABLE POLITICAL “LEADERS”

Monday, April 20, 2020 … 9:10 P.M. As I age, it is increasingly the case that this fact – this rule – damns America: what we call “politics” is driving our nation further and further apart … no matter that ...

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14 Apr
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SHREVEPORT: REAL TROUBLE … AND A NEW C.A.O.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 … 9:00 P.M. As if COVID-19 and cleaning-up after a tornado outbreak are not enough, the Shreveport City Council gathered late today for a “virtual reality” meeting. ‘Truly harrowing time. City Hall had missed one regularly ...

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11 Apr
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PERKINS EFFORT TO STIFF CITY’S WATER/SEWER CUSTOMERS FAILS

Saturday, April 11, 2020 … 4:07 P.M. I have not written about this subject – the years of City of Shreveport (“COS”) water/sewer service over-billing – since five days before last Christmas. The events leading up to that article notably ...

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09 Apr
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MAYOR PERKINS WILL NOT DISCLOSE TOTAL PAY FROM TAXPAYERS

Thursday, April 9, 2020 … 1:05 P.M. In the article I wrote and posted yesterday about reported salary cuts for top Shreveport City Hall staffers, I mentioned that there was no official source which had publicly reported Mayor Adrian Perkins’ ...

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08 Apr
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MAYOR PERKINS SAYS HE, TOP STAFF, WILL TAKE SALARY CUTS

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 … 1:48 P.M. While managing to keep a very low profile to this point in the city’s COVID-19 experience, Perkins has now surfaced as Shreveport mayor. By way of a news release, Perkins says he and ...

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22 Mar
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MERCIFUL SHREVEPORT CITY COUNCIL NIXES NEXT MEETING

Sunday, March 22, 2020 … 2:40 P.M. In these days of Covid-19 upheavals and worse, suffering tomorrow and Tuesday’s meetings of the Shreveport City Council seems beyond the pale. Thank goodness the Council agrees. It is official: both the Council’s ...

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04 Mar
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PERKINS GIVES HIMSELF AWAY IN RACE-LACED SPEECH

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 … 3:45 P.M. Mayor Adrian Perkins delivered his “State of Black Shreveport” speech at Southern University last Saturday. Although race-baiting may have been his plan, he instead demonstrated how little he knows and cares about us. ...

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29 Feb
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LEGAL RESEARCH: WHITEHORN “NO” IS A DONE DEAL (unless …)

Saturday, February 29, 2020 … 12:45 P.M. Unless Shreveport City Councilmen Grayson Boucher, John Nickelson and James Flurry snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, Henry Whitehorn will certainly not be Mayor Adrian Perkins’ Chief Administrative Officer, “CAO.” As readers ...

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