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05
Sep
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Remembered For the Love of the Game

For some people, football is more than a game. For Mansfield Native Willie Houston, football was everything, including a reason to go back to school.

Houston was encouraged by his friends to go back to school and join the football team after they saw his talent.

 

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Wed
29
Aug
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Speakers Give Updates at Chamber Meeting

Angie White with North Louisiana Economic Partnership had the opportunity to discuss the ACT WorkKeys Initiative with local businesses and community members during the DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce meeting on Aug. 21 at the chamber building. Superintendent Clay Corley also had an opportunity to update the local businesses during the meeting.

ACT WorkKeys is a way to measure workforce skills and workforce readiness similar to how the ACT measures college readiness.

 

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Wed
29
Aug
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Football Provides Healing in DeSoto Parish

For DeSoto Parish, the 2018 High School Football season kicked off Friday night at the Parish Jamboree at Logansport High School. Although great anticipation and excitement abounds for the new season, sadness and somberness also exist. This year’s kickoff classic in DeSoto served as opportunity for healing for a community that was shaken by the loss of one of their own. Fifteen-year-old Logansport High School student, Javier Simpson, tragically lost his life in a drowning accident earlier this summer. 

 

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Wed
29
Aug
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City Approves Zoning, Employment Requests

The City of Mansfield’s City Council approved two recommendations during their meeting on Aug. 27 at City Hall.

The Mansfield Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denying petitioners’ request to place a mobile home on a Whaley Street property. The property is located in an R-2 Multi-Family Residence District.

 

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Wed
22
Aug
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Police Jury Approve Rooms in Courthouse for DA, Defense Counsel

For the past few months, the question of whether or not the District Attorney needed a place in the courthouse and if there was any space available has circled in and out of DeSoto Parish Police Jury regular and committee meetings. The answer to those questions was finally solved at the Police Jury meeting on Aug. 13.

After much discussion and a few failed motions, DeSoto Parish Police Jury approved a motion to allow the DA and the defense counsel to each have their own office in the courthouse to meet with clients and discuss their cases.

 

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Wed
22
Aug
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MPD Arrests Registrar of Voters for Identify Theft

Mansfield City Police arrested DeSoto Parish Registrar of Voters Deborah Stewart on Aug. 15 for one-count of identity theft. Stewart was booked into the DeSoto Parish jail at 9 a.m. The investigation is ongoing.

Police Chief Gary Hobbs said that the charge had nothing to do with her office.

 

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Wed
22
Aug
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S&P Global Ratings Affirm Desoto’s ‘AA’ Long-Term Bond Rating

S&P Global Ratings affirmed its 'AA' long-term rating on DeSoto Parish School Board, La.'s series 2010 and 2015 limited-tax revenue bonds. This rating is the highest bond rating issued to any school system in Louisiana with only 16 other districts in the state achieving this rating since 2014.

 

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Wed
15
Aug

MPD Arrests Registrar of Voters for Identity Theft

Mansfield City Police arrested DeSoto Parish Registrar of Voters Deborah Ann Stewart this morning for one-count of identity theft. Stewart was booked into the DeSoto Parish jail at 9 a.m. The investigation is ongoing.

Wed
15
Aug
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Tractor Supply Opens in Mansfield

Tractor Supply Companycelebrated its grand opening inMansfield last week. To kick offthe grand opening, the DeSotoChamber of Commerce held aribbon cutting for the newMansfield store on Thursday, Aug.9.A multi-day grand opening washeld at the store in order to giveeveryone in the community anopportunity to visit the store.

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Wed
15
Aug
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Stonewall Presents CWEF with Grant Check

Mayor Rodgers presented a check from Community Water Enrichment Fund to NorthDesoto Water Works. This grant is earmarked for new meters in the Town of Stonewall.The town applies for the grant on behalf of the water system. This grant was for $30,519.From left are Board Member Steve Chandler, President Andy Bridges, Mayor ofStonewall and Vice President of the Board Randy Rodgers and Board Member KyleKennington. Not pictured is Board Member Mark Welch.

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