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18
Mar

DeSoto Registrar of Voters Celebrate New Facility with Grand Opening Ceremony

DeSoto Registrar of Voters Celebrate New Facility with Grand Opening Ceremony

On Thursday, March 12, DeSoto Parish Registrar of Voters Amanda Raynes and her staff celebrated their new facility’s location with an Open House and Ribbon Cutting ceremony. Officials, businessmen, friends and family visited the new location at 104 Crosby Street between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Mrs. Raynes and her staff of ROV Chief Deputy Karen Clark Broussard, and Election Specialists Beverly Marr, Peighton Fisher, and Abby G. Pugh were available to answer questions as citizens viewed the new facility. They also served light appetizers, punch, cookies and cakes, which were adorned with related State of Louisiana logos and symbols.

 

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Wed
18
Mar

Gov. Announces Aggressive Measures to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

Gov. Announces Aggressive Measures to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

On Monday, March 16, Gov. John Bel Edwards took additional significant measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana, further limiting the size of gatherings to fewer than 50 people, closing casinos, bars and movie theaters and limiting restaurants to delivery, take out and drive-through orders only. These changes are effective statewide at midnight. Operations may be able to resume on April 13, however, the situation will be reevaluated seven days prior. In Louisiana, there are 132 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and two people have died.

Wed
11
Mar

DPPJ and Shreveport Green Hazardous Waste Collection Day This Saturday

Due to the sponsorship of the DeSoto Parish Police Jury, Shreveport Green will provide DeSoto Parish residents a day of hazardous waste material collection to be held on Saturday, March 14, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

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Wed
11
Mar

Final Ticket Deadline Approaches for 92nd Annual DeSoto Chamber Banquet

Final Ticket Deadline Approaches for 92nd Annual DeSoto Chamber Banquet

A limited amount of tickets still remain for the 92nd Annual DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce Banquet that will be held on Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m.. Deadline to purchase your tickets is quickly approaching on Monday, March 16. Individual ticket amounts are $50.00 per person, with a table of eight priced at $300, payable in advance,

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Wed
11
Mar

DeSoto Registrar of Voters Open House and Ribbon Cutting Set for March 12

DeSoto Registrar of Voters Amanda Vidler Raynes has announced that her office will hold an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, March 12 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served for those attending the event while given the opportunity to tour the state of the art facility. Those that wish may also register to vote at this time.

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Wed
11
Mar

U.S. Attorney’s Office Reaches Agreement with DeSoto Parish to Increase ADA Accessibility

United States Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana David C. Joseph announced the signing of an agreement with DeSoto Parish to improve access to all aspects of civic life for persons with disabilities.

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Wed
04
Mar

Robert Davidson Appointed to LA Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice

Robert Davidson Appointed to LA Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice

Mansfield resident and retired DeSoto Parish Sheriff ’s Office Lieutenant Robert “Robbo” Davidson was recently asked by Louisiana Speaker of the House Clay Schexnayder to serve as an appointee from the Speaker of the House on the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement (LCLE) and the Administration of Criminal Justice. Davidson graciously accepted the post and the Speaker notified Executive Director of the Commission Jim Craft of the appointment.

Davidson has previously served in this capacity under various governmental administrations including Gov. Buddy Roemer, Gov. Edwin Edwards, Gov. Murphy “Mike” Foster, Speaker Tom Salter of Sabine Parish, Speaker Taylor Barris of New Iberia with his most recent appointment coming from Speaker Clay Schexnayder of Gonzales.

Wed
04
Mar

Mansfield Mayor Reports City Ordinance Code Enforcements Will Increase

Mansfield Mayor Reports City Ordinance Code Enforcements Will Increase
Mansfield Mayor Reports City Ordinance Code Enforcements Will Increase

Mansfield Mayor John Mayweather reminds citizens that the City of Mansfield will actively enforce ordinances and codes that have been adopted. These standards, in addition to codes specifically designed to address blight and nuisances, will be imposed in an effort to maintain a clean, healthy environment for the community. Ordinances concerning tampering with water facilities will also be strictly imposed.

The Code Enforcement Department will be working in partnership with Mansfield citizens to enforce Ordinances 3 and 4 of 2019 related to high grass and weeds, junk motor vehicles, trash, dangerous or neglected buildings, and other code violations of this type.

Mayweather said, “The Code Enforcement Department desires to promote a higher quality of life by encouraging awareness in compliance with city codes in order to stabilize and reverse deterioration of neighborhoods.”

 

 

Wed
04
Mar

Joaquin Teen Fatally Shoots Friend by Accident

Joaquin Teen Fatally Shoots Friend by Accident

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, the Shelby County Sheriff ’s Office received a call from Heston Avery, 17, of Joaquin. Avery stated that he had accidentally shot his friend, 16-year-old Angel De La Rosa,, also of Joaquin.

Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell said deputies and investigators from the SCSO were dispatched to the scene along with ACE EMS. Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Jackie Kirkwood arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased. An autopsy was ordered.

Avery and a 14-year-old witness, who was present at the time of the shooting, were brought to the SCSO and gave statements of what occurred.

 

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Wed
04
Mar

DeSoto ROV Announces Board Public Meeting

DeSoto ROV Announces Board Public Meeting

DeSoto Registrar of Voters Amanda Raynes has announced that the DeSoto Parish Board of Election Supervisors will hold a public meeting on Friday, March 6 at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held to selected commissioners and alternates for the April 4,2020 election. 

 

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