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Wed
15
Sep

DOTD Announces ROAD CLOSURE: LA 5 between Gloster & Kingston in DeSoto

DOTD Announces ROAD CLOSURE: LA 5 between Gloster & Kingston in DeSoto

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that LA 5 between Gloster and Kingston in DeSoto Parish will be closed beginning on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

This full road closure will be located on LA 5 from approximately 2.5 miles east of its intersection with US 171 near Gloster to approximately 2 miles west of its intersection with LA 175 near Kingston.

This road closure is scheduled to last 21 days, weather permitting, and is associated with the ongoing construction project to realign a section of LA 5 to lessen and smooth out a curve.

Alternate route:

Westbound traffic: LA 175 north to LA 3276 west to US 171 south to LA 5 west.

Eastbound traffic: US 171 north to LA 3276 east to I-49 south to LA 175 south to LA 5 east.

Access for local traffic only will be maintained during the closure. Thru traffic will need to detour using posted signage.

Restrictions/Permits: N/A

Wed
15
Sep

LSP Reports Three Killed in Two Separate DeSoto Parish Crashes on Labor Day

LSP Reports Three Killed in Two Separate DeSoto Parish Crashes on Labor Day

The first crash occurred on September 6, 2021, just before 6:00 p.m., when Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop G began investigating a single-vehicle fatality crash involving a UTV (utility terrain vehicle) on LA Hwy 5 near Jesse Latin Road. This crash claimed the life of 43-year-old Daniel Rodrigues.

The initial investigation revealed a 2011 Polaris Ranger, driven by Rodrigues, was traveling westbound on LA Hwy 5. Rodrigues attempted to make a U-turn while traveling at a high rate of speed, which caused it to overturn. Rodrigues was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected during the crash. As a result, he suffered fatal injuries.

Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in the crash, but routine toxicology samples were submitted for analysis.

Wed
15
Sep

Campbell Celebrates Growth of Renewable Power Use in LA

Campbell Celebrates Growth of Renewable Power Use in LA

The transition to clean renewable energy for Louisiana took another step forward this week with the start-up of the second of three planned SWEPCO wind farms in Oklahoma. The 287- megawatt Maverick wind farm is now providing more clean energy for SWEPCO’s Louisiana customers. The Maverick wind farm is the second of three wind-power facilities that make up the 1,485-MW North Central Energy Facilities project in Oklahoma.

The North Central project also includes the 199-MW Sundance wind farm, which began commercial operation in April 2021, and the 999- MW Traverse wind farm that is scheduled to begin commercial operation in early 2022.

Wed
15
Sep

DeSoto GOP Luncheon Slated for Sept. 16

DeSoto GOP Luncheon Slated for Sept. 16
DeSoto GOP Luncheon Slated for Sept. 16

The DeSoto Republican Party will host a luncheon on Thursday, September 16 at 12:00 p.m. at theRB4 Event Center to hear from Republican Senator Barry Milligan and Representative Larry Bagley. The legislators will be discussing what happened at the 2021 Legislative session, and the upcoming Constitutional Amendments that will be on the ballot in the fall. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for seating.

Those attending have an option to reserve a lunch, but you do not have to eat to attend. Organizers will only order the amount of plates by the number of RSVPs that they receive. The cost of the lunch will be $15.00 and is payable at the door. On the Geaux Catering will be providing a barbeque luncheon with all the trimmings. Remember, you do not have to eat to attend. To RSVP text Brandy at 318-218-6854.

DeSoto GOPs state that they look forward to seeing you there, and to feel free to tell others about the event and bring a friend.

Wed
15
Sep

Sheriff Welcomes New Patrol Deputy to DPSO Staff, Family

Sheriff Welcomes New Patrol Deputy to DPSO Staff, Family

Sheriff Jayson Richardson and staff would like to welcome our newest Patrol Deputy, Henry Ukpabi to the DPSO Family. Deputy Ukpabi completed his training at the Shreveport Regional Training Academy and will began protecting and serving the citizens of DeSoto Parish on Monday, September 06. Graduation was held on September 03, 2021. Deputy Ukpabi is pictured with Patrol Lt. Kyle Martin (left) and Chief Civil Deputy Monica Cason.

Wed
08
Sep

Remembering the 9-11 Attack on Patriot Day; We Must Never Forget!

Remembering the 9-11 Attack on Patriot Day; We Must Never Forget!
Remembering the 9-11 Attack on Patriot Day; We Must Never Forget!
Remembering the 9-11 Attack on Patriot Day; We Must Never Forget!
Remembering the 9-11 Attack on Patriot Day; We Must Never Forget!
Remembering the 9-11 Attack on Patriot Day; We Must Never Forget!
Remembering the 9-11 Attack on Patriot Day; We Must Never Forget!
Remembering the 9-11 Attack on Patriot Day; We Must Never Forget!
Remembering the 9-11 Attack on Patriot Day; We Must Never Forget!

On September 11th, 2001 “9-11”, 19 suicide bombers linked with the Islamic extremist group al-Quaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two planes were flown into the World Trade Center towers in New York City. A third plane hit the Pentagon just outside of Washington, D.0 and the fourth plane intended to crash into the Capital Building, or possibly The White House, crashed into a field in Pennsylvania when passengers were able to divert that target, but dying as heroes.

The 9-11 Attacks

On Tuesday morning of September 11, 2001, at 8:45 AM, the United States suffered a terrorist attack when an American Airlines Boeing 767 filled with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center (also known as WTC) in New York City.

These terrorist attacks became known as 9/11, which is how the American date of September 11 is written.

Wed
08
Sep

Authors Davidson and Jones Hold Book Signing Event at Barnes & Noble

Authors Davidson and Jones Hold Book Signing Event at Barnes & Noble

On Saturday, August 25, Robert “Robbo” Davidson and P. J. Jones, co-authors of “The Evil I Have Seen”, were guests of Barnes and Nobles on Youree Drive in Shreveport for a book signing event.

Store Manager Alex Hardings said of the event, “The Evil I Have Seen” has outsold our Barnes & Noble best seller. We were more than pleased at the size of the crowd and interested readers that showed up for the Davidson/Jones book signing.”

Wed
08
Sep

DeSoto GOP Luncheon Slated for Sept. 16

DeSoto GOP Luncheon Slated for Sept. 16
DeSoto GOP Luncheon Slated for Sept. 16

The DeSoto Republican Party will host a luncheon on Thursday, September 16 at 12:00 p.m. at the RB4 Event Center to hear from Republican Senator Barry Milligan and Representative Larry Bagley. The legislators will be discussing what happened at the 2021 Legislative session, and the upcoming Constitutional Amendments that will be on the ballot in the fall. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for seating.

Those attending have an option to reserve a lunch, but you do not have to eat to attend. Organizers will only order the amount of plates by the number of RSVPs that they receive. The cost of the lunch will be $15.00 and is payable at the door. On the Geaux Catering will be providing a barbeque luncheon with all the trimmings.

To RSVP, text 318-218-6854.

DeSoto GOPs state that they look forward to seeing you there, and to feel free to tell others about the event and bring a friend.

Wed
08
Sep

Mansfield Police Gather Donations, Deliver Them for Hurricane Ira Victims

Mansfield Police Gather Donations, Deliver Them for Hurricane Ira Victims

On Monday, September 27, The Mansfield Police Department began collecting disaster relief supplies for those impacted by Hurricane Ida. They started with any empty truck bed and trailer and left Friday morning fully packed and covered with tarps that will also be left for the victims of Ira. MPD Assistant Chief led the convoy from Mansfield ro deliver all of these items, plus much need fuel where there currently is none. Even if people have generators they won’t work without fuel.

Some of the donated items from citizens included diapers, baby wipes, deodorant, bug spray, toothpaste, dry shampoo, trash bags, cases of water, cases of Gatorade, tarps, cleaning supplies, sunscreen, toilet paper, flashlights, batteries, roofing nails, batteries, baby formula, baby bottles, Clorox wipes, bleach, pet food, work gloves, socks, feminine products, first aid stuff, sleeping bags, over the counter meds, and non-perishable snacks.

Wed
01
Sep

International Paper Foundation through the Mansfield Mill donates $9,000 to NLTCC’s Mansfield Campus

International Paper Foundation through the Mansfield Mill donates $9,000 to NLTCC’s Mansfield Campus

International Paper Foundation, through the Mansfield Mill, has donated $9,000 to the Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College (NLTCC)-Mansfield Campus.

Thanks to the generous support of the International Paper Foundation, students enrolled in NLTCC’s Industrial Instrumentation and Electrical Technology program will have access to state-of-the-art tools and trainers. These tools and trainers closely simulate that used in local business and industry and will provide for handson, practical learning experiences.

“We are extremely grateful to receive this generous donation from IP,” stated Mansfield Campus Director, Pam Hubier-Rivers, “International Paper is a strong business and industry partner and friend to NLTCC. Their continuous support of finances, and business and industrial expertise is greatly appreciated and vital to making our I/E program a success.”

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