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19 Dec
0

CADDO COMMISSION MALICIOUSLY SLAPS RULE OF LAW … AGAIN

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 … 11:55 A.M. Subscribers to Shreveport’s local newspaper may have noticed today’s lengthy article, “Parish Moves Forward With Call for Internal Auditor.” It treats positively a thing – ignorance of the rule of law by the ...

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07 Jun
0

GLOVER H.B. 602 USES LEGISLATURE FOR PERSONAL PAYBACK

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 … 8:43 A.M. Even among the few of us who are familiar with both organizations, almost no one would imagine a connection between the Red River Waterway Commission and the Shreveport Implementation and Redevelopment Authority. Yet, ...

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02 Apr
0

NOTES ON SHREVEPORT HISTORY: ANNEXATIONS, BOSSIER FLIGHT

April 2, 2017 … 12:49 P.M. … A question from a good friend recently triggered a search of my files. The question concerned Shreveport and Caddo Parish population “growth” which traced mainly to the mid-1960s construction and opening of the ...

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21 Jan
0

GOREE DISOWNS FAIR PARK / BTW PLAN .. SAYS ‘NOT HIS, STAFF’S

Saturday, January 21, 2017 … 7:03 P.M. Immediately upon learning of the surprise Caddo Parish School Board plan to merge Fair Park into Booker T. Washington, some Caddo residents – including me – doubted its legitimacy. For the first time ...

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19 Jan
0

Caddo Commission fills vacant seat

SHREVEPORT, La. — The Caddo Parish Commission voted to fill the vacant seat left by former District 12 Commissioner Kenneth Epperson on Thursday afternoon. Louis Johnson of Shreveport is the new interim representative of District 12. Johnson was selected with ...

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09 Dec
0

Recap: Thursday’s Caddo Commission meeting

SHREVEPORT, La.  — The Caddo Parish Commission met Thursday evening for its only regular session meeting this month at Government Plaza. It started with one upset woman making claims of animal abuse, and begging the Commission to pass legislation to allow ...

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26 Oct
0

Early voting off to a good start in Caddo Parish

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Caddo Parish Registrar of Voters is expecting to see the highest voter turnout yet for this election. Early voting began Tuesday, and Registrar of Voters Ernie Roberson saw no shortage of voters at the office. “We ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
27 Sep
0

A Sincere “Thank You” to U. S. District Court Judge Maurice Hicks

September 27, 2016 I write to personally and publicly express my appreciation to Judge Maurice Hicks.  Known to many as “Maury,” he is a federal judge in the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, here in Shreveport. ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
21 Sep
0

CPERS: The Real Reason Arceneaux is Blocking Depositions Under Oath?

September 21 , 2016 The theft of taxpayer money by Caddo Parish Commissioners in their CPERS (Caddo Parish Employee Retirement System) scam is again at full and awful boil. The culprits are led by local lawyer Tom Arceneaux. Along with ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
19 May
0

Shreveport Population Drops Below 1990 Census Count

May 19, 2016 The U. S. Census Bureau Population Estimates data for American cities shows Shreveport falling below its 1990 population total.  Between July 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015, Shreveport lost another -1,114 residents, dropping its total population to ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
17 Apr
2

Our Lost “Scalpel of Law” Against Public Corruption

April 17, 2016 Just after the recent tax vote for our collapsing Caddo Parish school system, a new friend shared with me her exchange with a local guy about corruption in that system.  This man pooh-poohed any such, dismissing as ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
24 Mar
0

Census Bureau: Caddo Parish Population Loss Continues

March 24, 2016 In data released overnight, the 2015 Annual Population Estimates report by the U. S. Census Bureau shows a loss of yet another -1,242 Caddo Parish residents between June 30, 2014 and July 1, 2015. The loss drops Caddo’s population ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
20 Mar
2

Pt. I:  CPSB Tax Package a Hammer Blow to Local Economy

March 20, 2016 This is the first in a series of articles about extraordinarily high Caddo Parish property taxes, the result of which is an economy – a culture – aberrantly propped-up by our local governmental bodies.  Here, our most ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
01 Mar
2

Caddo Schools Bosses Are Their Own Worst Enemy

March 1, 2016 When voters last year defeated the Caddo Parish School Board’s $108,000,000 plan to build more stuff, nothing proved as consequential as the refusal by top bosses to accept and respond to citizen questions. That has become the ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
27 Jan
1

Commission Caught Abusing Tax Dollars

These are a series of stories originally published by Elliott Stonecipher.  Our intention of re-publishing them is to make people in the community fully aware of the timeline of events that led to today’s scandal. January 27, 2015 It was ...

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