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  • Burn Ban

    Statewide Burn Ban

    Posted Feb 14, 2022
    Due to extremely dry conditions, State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning and Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain have issued a statewide cease and desist order for all private burning, pursuant to their authority under R.S. 40:1602.
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    Burn Ban - Benton Fire Dist. #4

    Posted Feb 11, 2022
    A burn ban has been declared for the area covered by Benton Fire Dist. #4 beginning immediately, according to Fire Chief J.T. Wallace.
  • Helping Tracey Hilburn celebrate her retirement are (from left) police jury member Doug Rimmer, police jury President Tom Salzer and Parish Administrator Butch Ford.

    Tracey Hilburn, Director of 911 Communications District, Retires after 31 Years

    Posted Feb 11, 2022
    She was the first employee hired in Bossier Parish Communications District No. 1 and after 31 years of playing a major role in the 911 system’s growth and success, Tracey Hilburn will be retiring at the end of February.
  • Police jury member Glenn Benton (left) and Fire Chief Robert Roe talk about the new road connecting fire district station and Forest Hills subdivision.

    New Rod for Fire District #1

    Posted Jan 24, 2022
    A joint effort between Bossier Parish Fire Dist. 1 and the Bossier Parish Police Jury is expected to go a long way toward helping head off problems both during emergency situations in a local neighborhood and in the case of accidents on U.S. Hwy. 80.
  • GUMBO

    ConnectLA Applications In

    Posted Jan 13, 2022
    ConnectLA has received applications from 23 companies for the first round of the Granting Unserved Municipalities Broadband Opportunities program.
  • Bossier Parish

    Constable in Bossier Parish District 5 Position Open

    Posted Jan 6, 2022
    Applications are now being accepted for the position of Constable in Bossier Parish District 5 to fill the unexpired term of David Hamm who has resigned.
  • Bossier Parish

    Teal Jones Group Evaluating Plant in Plain Dealing

    Posted Dec 17, 2021
    Teal Jones Group owners Tom and Dick Jones announced that the company is evaluating Bossier Parish for a planned $110.5 million southern yellow pine lumber plant. The new sawmill would support 125 new direct jobs, with average annual salaries of $47,000, plus benefits.
  • Firetruck

    Benton Fire District #4 Millage Passes

    Posted Dec 14, 2021
    Voters in Benton Fire District #4 have approved a two-mill tax increase dedicated to new equipment and needs of a department tasked to provide protection to one of the fastest growing areas of Bossier Parish.
  • Building

    Benton Fire District #4 Millage Update

    Posted Dec 6, 2021
    Voters in Benton Fire District #4 will head to the polls Saturday, Dec. 11 to determine the fate of a proposed two-mill tax increase dedicated to updating the department’s ability to provide emergency services to residents of one of the fastest-growing areas of the parish.
  • Bossier Parish's courthouse is showing signs of the Christmas season, giving night-time passers by a light display.

    Bossier Parish Courthouse Christmas Lights

    Posted Dec 2, 2021
    Christmas decorations and lights are featured at the Bossier Parish Courthouse, bringing a seasonal atmosphere to the building and grounds and lighting up the nights.
  • Billy Montgomery receives a "surprise" gift from Bossier Parish Police Jury President Jerome Darby.

    Billy “Coach” Montgomery Retirement Celebration

    Posted Dec 2, 2021
    A group of state and local elected officials and dignitaries handed out resolutions and praise to Billy “Coach” Montgomery Wednesday in celebration of his years of service to Bossier Parish as an educator, coach and state representative.
  • Recycle

    Recycling at Bossier Max

    Posted Nov 19, 2021
    A groundbreaking recycling program sponsored by the Bossier Parish Police Jury and the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office has the potential to be beneficial not only to the environment but also to the bottom line of both agencies.
  • Fire District

    Benton Fire District #4 Needs List

    Posted Nov 12, 2021
    Saturday, Dec. 11 could prove to be a pivotal day for Benton Fire District #4 when voters in the district go to the polls to decide on a request for a two-mill tax increase.
  • State Direct for for Broadband and Connectivity Veneeth Iyengar talks about opportunities for expansion of broadband coverage.

    Broadband Conference Update

    Posted Nov 8, 2021
    Representatives from public bodies and agencies in several northwest Louisiana parishes heard updates Monday from Veneeth Iyengar, Executive Director for Broadband and Connectivity, on efforts to attract broadband service providers to underserved and unserved residents in the state.
  • Bossier Parish Police Jury member Bob Brotherton comments during press conference.

    Archery Shooters Association News Conference

    Posted Nov 8, 2021
    Officials from Bossier and Webster parishes, along with representatives of local and state government, emphasized teamwork during a Friday news conference welcoming the McKenzie Archery Shooters Association Easton/Hoyt Pro/Am Tour to Camp Minden for a 10-year run.
  • Bossier Parish Library Board members (from left) Bob Brotherton, Jack Gore, Doug Rimmer and Charles Gray join parish Director of Libraries Heather McEntee (right) in turning dirt at the site of the new central library/history center complex.

    New Library Ground Breaking

    Posted Nov 3, 2021
    Shovels turned dirt Wednesday to officially kick off construction of a new Bossier Parish Central Library and History Center complex, a $9.2 million project located on property at the corner of City Hall Dr. and Beckett St.
  • Library

    Library Ground Breaking

    Posted Oct 29, 2021
    Bossier Parish Libraries will host a groundbreaking celebration Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 9 a.m. to mark the beginning of construction of a new Central Library and History Center. Ceremonies will be conducted at the site of the new library on the corner of City Hall Dr. and Beckett St. in Bossier City.
  • Fire District

    Bossier Fire District #4 Property Tax Information

    Posted Oct 29, 2021
    Voters in Bossier Fire District #4 will be asked to approve a two-mill property tax increase dedicated to priority items necessary to help meet the needs of the rapidly growing area north of the Bossier City city limits when they go to the polls Saturday, Dec. 11.
  • Library

    Library Construction Ceremonies

    Posted Oct 27, 2021
    Ceremonies set to kick off construction of new Bossier Parish Library central branch, complete with History Center.
  • Archery

    Archery News Conference Scheduled

    Posted Oct 27, 2021
    News conference scheduled to announce partnership with archery shooters association, a move that will have a 10-year economic impact on Webster/Bossier/Caddo parishes.