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  • Butch Ford talks bridges with the Plain Dealing town council.

    Butch Ford Discusses Bridges with Plain Dealing City Council

    Posted Feb 11, 2022
    Money to help replace or repair a pair of bridges in the town of Plain Dealing could be available through a state of Louisiana program, Bossier Parish Administrator Butch Ford told members of the town’s council this week.
  • Road Work

    Poole Road Work Continues

    Posted Feb 8, 2022
    Contractors for the parish police jury continue to make headway in construction of a new Poole Rd. in southern Bossier Parish.
  • Road Work

    South Bossier Stockpile

    Posted Feb 8, 2022
    When road surfaces in Bossier Parish are removed and replaced, the materials taken from the original roads aren’t wasted. A large quantity of base fill and millings is being stored at the South Bossier Park complex for use on other roads as the parish’s highway program continues into the new year.
  • Clearing and grubbing for the north/south road from Swan Lake Rd. to Crouch Rd. has been completed.

    North South Extension Moving Ahead

    Posted Feb 7, 2022
    Plans are moving ahead on the final construction phase that will allow motorists to travel north from I-220 to Crouch Rd. and connect with LA Hwy. 162, Bossier Parish Administrator Butch Ford told parish police jury members Wednesday.
  • Turning Lane

    Airline Dr. and Linton Rd. Turn Lane

    Posted Feb 3, 2022
    Bossier Parish highway department crews are currently making preparations for an additional lane at the intersection of Airline Dr. and Linton Rd. to help alleviate traffic congestion, especially at peak travel hours.
  • Ian and Team

    Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (BOHSEP) News Conference

    Posted Feb 3, 2022
    Ian Snellgrove, director of the Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (BOHSEP), tells of the parish’s emergency plan in case of extreme weather conditions expected to hit the Bossier Parish/northwest Louisiana area.
  • Bossier Parish

    Police Jury Meeting Notes: February 2, 2022

    Posted Feb 2, 2022
    Precautionary measures are being taken with an eye on National Weather Service forecasts predicting possible winter precipitation across the northern portion of northwest Louisiana over the next couple of days.
  • Construction is underway on a sewer project at the intersection of Kingston Rd. and Airline Dr.

    Kingston / Airline Drive Sewer Work

    Posted Jan 29, 2022
    Commercial development is continuing at a steady pace on the northern section of Airline Dr. and the Bossier Parish Police Jury is currently moving ahead with a $1.2 million sewer project designed to accommodate that growth.
  • Highland

    Highland Waterworks System Acquired by Consolidated Waterworks/Sewerage District 1

    Posted Jan 27, 2022
    Bossier Parish has added 360 customers to Consolidated Waterworks/Sewerage District 1 with the acquisition of a portion of Highland Waterworks System this week.
  • 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.
  • Police jury member Doug Rimmer takes a look at the parish's new snow plow.

    Parish Adopts Winter Storm Plan

    Posted Jan 20, 2022
    Bossier Parish has adopted an emergency operations plan for possible winter storms in the wake of last year’s Arctic blast that virtually shut down most of the parish and northwest Louisiana.
  • Butch Ford

    Police Jury Meeting Notes: January 19, 2022

    Posted Jan 20, 2022
    District 11 police jury member Tom Salzer will service as president of the public body for 2022 after his election to the post Wednesday. Salzer was first appointed to the jury in 2016 to fill the seat of the late Wayne Hammack. He was elected to complete the unexpired term and reelected to a full term.
  • 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.
  • Linton Bridge

    Linton Road Bridge Update

    Posted Jan 11, 2022
    Contractors for the Bossier Parish Jury are continuing to make progress on a new bridge over Flat River and roadway alignment to Linton Rd. at the site.
  • 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

    Police Jury Meeting Notes: December 15, 2021

    Posted Dec 17, 2021
    Slightly more than 54 miles of parish roads will be receiving a facelift over the next three years after Bossier Parish police jury members were presented the road overlay program covering 2022 through 2024.
  • 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.
  • Bill Altimus gives his final report Wednesday as Bossier Parish Administrator.

    Bill Altimus to Retire December 31, 2021

    Posted Dec 16, 2021
    “It’s been quite a ride,” Bill Altimus said as he pondered his 25 years serving Bossier Parish, as a member of the parish police jury and as parish administrator. “Who would have thought in just twenty years we would be recognized as one of the most progressive and fastest growing areas in the state.”
  • 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.
  • Payroll Specialist Vickie Meek has a larger space.

    Renovations to the Fourth Floor at the Bossier Parish Courthouse are Complete

    Posted Dec 8, 2021
    Renovations to the fourth floor at the Bossier Parish Courthouse are complete and that means several members of the parish police jury’s staff are making themselves at home in new surroundings.