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25
Mar

Louisiana Law Enforcement Statement on COVID-19 Emergency Proclamation Restrictions

Louisiana Law Enforcement Statement on COVID-19 Emergency Proclamation Restrictions
Louisiana Law Enforcement Statement on COVID-19 Emergency Proclamation Restrictions
Louisiana Law Enforcement Statement on COVID-19 Emergency Proclamation Restrictions
Louisiana Law Enforcement Statement on COVID-19 Emergency Proclamation Restrictions
Louisiana Law Enforcement Statement on COVID-19 Emergency Proclamation Restrictions

In a press release dated March 17, 2020, Louisiana State Police stated that Louisiana State Law (RS 29:724) gives the Governor authority to set restrictions on gatherings and businesses in the interest of public safety and to prevent spread of COVID-19. These proclamations and declarations have the power of law.

As such, local, parish, and state law enforcement agencies as well as other state authorities including ATC and the State Fire Marshal, will be acting to enforce these rules set by the Governor.

 

 

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Wed
25
Mar

Gov. Edwards Issues Statewide Stay at Home Order to Further Fight the Spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana

Gov. Edwards Issues Statewide Stay at Home Order to Further Fight the Spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana
Gov. Edwards Issues Statewide Stay at Home Order to Further Fight the Spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana

On Sunday, March 22, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a statewide Stay at Home order that goes into effect at 5 p.m. Monday, March 23, to further fight the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana, as the number of confirmed cases have topped 800 and spread to more than half of our parishes.

Wed
18
Mar

Third Time’s Charm as Pleasant Hill Brings Home LHSAA Class C Championship

Third Time’s Charm as Pleasant Hill Brings Home LHSAA Class C Championship

Marsh Madness at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles has continued with limited attendance with championships played in empty arenas. Although fans and their support would have made the victory sweeter with a live celebration, the team, coaching staff and support personnel of the number 4 Pleasant Hill Eagles rejoiced with their victory over the number 2 Hicks Pirates 71 to 58.

The Class Championship game began at 4:00 p.m. with the Eagles holding off a Hicks rally to capture the 2020 LHSAA title. Hicks had previously defeated the Eagles twice during regular season making them the District 3-C champs, but Friday the 13th proved lucky for P-Hill.

 

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Wed
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.

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