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Thu
21
Jul

Trina Boyd-Simpson Appointed to Fill Vacated Jury Seat of District 2

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When Thomas Jones was elected as Mayor of Mansfield, he had to resign from his seat on the DeSoto Parish Police Jury as representative for District 2. Two nominees were presented, Trina Boyd-Simpson and Jones’ wife, Rosalyn Jones.

Juror Jeri Burrell is a relative of Mrs. Jones and abstained from voting. Ernel Jones and Richard Fuller voted for Rosalyn Jones, with Rodriguez Ross, Jimmy Holmes, B. D. Mitchell, Keith Parker, Kyle

Kennington and Reggie Roe voting in favor or Simpson.

With Simpson being appointed, she will complete the term that Thomas Jones had been elected to.

Wed
13
Jul

Mayor Thomas Jones, Aldermen Administered Oath of Office

Mayor Thomas Jones, Aldermen Administered Oath of Office
Mayor Thomas Jones, Aldermen Administered Oath of Office
Mayor Thomas Jones, Aldermen Administered Oath of Office
Mayor Thomas Jones, Aldermen Administered Oath of Office
Mayor Thomas Jones, Aldermen Administered Oath of Office

On July 1, Mayor Thomas Jones and the Aldermen for the City of Mansfield were sworn in for their terms in office by DeSoto Parish Clerk of Court Jeremy Evans. The semi-formal event was held at Classic C Event Center on Jefferson Street that was beautifully decorated for this solemn occasion where the elected officials affirmed their official oaths of office. Mayor Jones wife, Rosalyn, held the Bible as she stood by her husband’s side during his swearin.

Aldermen Marylinda Green-District A, Victoria Jackson-District C, Antonio Washington-District D, and Rita Myles-District E all raised their right hands and swore an oath to fulfill their duties as aldermen to the best of their abilities.

Wed
13
Jul

DeSoto Man Shot on Bethel Road; Suspect Booked for Attempted 2nd Degree Murder

DeSoto Man Shot on Bethel Road; Suspect Booked for Attempted 2nd Degree Murder

Sheriff Jayson Richardon has reported that on Tuesday July 5th, around 11:40 a.m., DPSO and EMS responded to a report that an individual had been shot just off of Highway 84 near the Bethel community.

A DeSoto Sheriff ’s Deputy and DeSoto Firefighters were at the compactor site taking off trash from the previous nights fireworks display that had occurred in Logansport. A young adult male walked up visibly injured and claimed to have been shot at a location just down the road, north of the compactor site.

The victim was able to provide details to the Deputy on site that would assist in identifying and locating the suspected shooter. EMS was nearby, and able to quickly respond to and treat the victim who was then transported to an area hospital. The victim sustained one gunshot wound to the head, which is believed to be a moderate but non-life threatening injury.

Wed
13
Jul

DPSO’s Bearded Deputies Fundraiser Donates to DFD 9 Ladies Auxillary

DPSO’s Bearded Deputies Fundraiser Donates to DFD 9 Ladies Auxillary

Sheriff Jayson Richardsn and the The DeSoto Parish Sheriff ’s Department Bearded Deputies Fundraiser has selected DeSoto Fire District 9 Ladies Auxiallry for the July recipient.

This month will make a grand total of $8,000 that has been donated to local charities in our Parish since this fun little program began back in December. While our deputies have enjoyed getting to grow out their whiskers for the first time in decades, the ultimate goal is to give back to our community and highlight some of the amazing non-profits we have in DeSoto Parish. Each participating deputy donates $20 per month in exchange for getting to grow out their beard, which is then donated to a local charity of the Sheriff ’s choosing.

Wed
13
Jul

New Stonewall Mayor Ken Kaffka Takes Oath of Office

New Stonewall Mayor Ken Kaffka Takes Oath of Office

On July 1, Judge Amy McCartney administered the Oath of Office to Stonewall’s new Mayor, Ken Kaffka. Pictured by his side and holding the Bible for the ceremony is his wife Shirley. More photos on page 12.

Wed
06
Jul

Gamble Attends Junior National Young Leaders Conference

Gamble Attends Junior National Young Leaders Conference

During the freezing weather in February 2022, Calvary student Grayson Gamble received an invitation in the mail that would warm up her world. Grayson was nominated by her teacher, Rebecca Johnson, to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference. Grayson is currently in Washington D. C., which will serve as her living classroom as she and other students will explore leadership through the lens of American history at the National Museum of American History in addition to the Lincoln, Vietnam Veterans, and Korean War Veteran Memorials. Also on her itinerary was a visit to George Washington’s Mount Vernon, just outside the nation’s capital, and participation in the “Be Washington” simulation. A possibility of enjoying an unforgettable after-hours evening at the Maryland Science Center was also on Grayson’s agenda.

Wed
06
Jul

The Enterprise Celebrates 118 Years of Local News Coverage

The Enterprise Celebrates 118 Years of Local News Coverage
The Enterprise Celebrates 118 Years of Local News Coverage

If you notice the top of the paper (the official term is the masthead) on this week’s edition, The Enterprise and Interstate Progress rolled over to Volume 119, Issue 1 effective July 1, 2022. The Enterprise officially marked its 118th anniversary to begin its 119th year of publication. Our biggest change this past year was adding a new advertising salesman and production assistant, Kaycee Deas, who replaced Martha Rivers upon her retirement.

Wed
06
Jul

DPPJ Issues Parish-Wide Burn Ban

DPPJ Issues Parish-Wide Burn Ban

According to DeSoto Parish Police Jury Administrator Michael Norton, a parish-wide burn ban has been issued as of Thursday, June 30, 2022. The ban will continue until notices are posted or announced by area media.

Norton added, “The burn ban does not apply to the use of fireworks. However, if you do utilize fireworks this holiday weekend, make sure you do so with caution with the understanding we are under a burn ban. Please take precautions as to have access to a water hose or a small container of water to extinguish any fires that may result due to the use of fireworks.”

Wed
06
Jul

Lemonade Time on Old Mansfield Road

Lemonade Time on Old Mansfield Road

The Enterprise camera caught these three young ladies hard at work in the heat selling lemonade on the old Mansfield Road in Logansport. of course, we each bought a cup that really hit the spot in this 100 degree plus weather. Thank you, girls, for helping us cool off!

Wed
29
Jun

Statements Issued by Gov. Edwards, Rep. Johnson and AG Landry on Supreme Court Overturning Roe V. Wade

Statements Issued by Gov. Edwards, Rep. Johnson and AG Landry on Supreme Court Overturning Roe V. Wade

On Friday, June 24, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a statement about the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling by the United States Supreme Court, which overturned Roe v. Wade.

Gov. Edwards said, “I am and have always been unabashedly pro-life and opposed to abortion. However, I understand that people on both sides of this complex issue hold deeply personal beliefs, and I respect that not everyone, including many in my own party, agrees with my position.

While we are still reviewing the decision issued by the Court this morning, Louisiana has had a trigger law in place since 2006 that would outlaw abortion, without exception for rape and incest, should the United States Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade.

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