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  • Central voters agree to extend school tax

    November 18, 2013 10:26 AM

    CENTRAL, La. (AP) - Voters in Central approved a school proposition to allow the district to borrow $13.1 million and repay the bonds by extending an existing property tax for five years. The measure passed with 59 percent of the vote. The Advocate reports the funds will be used to... more »
  • Police jury can't agree on property sale

    April 17, 2013 9:07 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The West Feliciana Parish Police Jury turned down a purchase agreement that would have allowed the parish hospital board to buy 7.67 acres of parish-owned property for a new hospital site. Jurors Lea Williams, Melvin Young, John Kean and President Ricky Lambert voted against accepting... more »
  • Caddo school board attempts to agree on cuts

    May 9, 2012 10:35 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Making changes is keeping Caddo School Board members at work as they struggle to approve next year's $493 million budget. Although the board approved a plan last month that cut about 33 kindergarten and first-grade teachers as part of a new staffing formula, members are trying... more »
  • Melancon Pressing Vitter To Agree To Debates

    August 31, 2010 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Democrat Charlie Melancon is pressing Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter to agree to a series of five debates around Louisiana before the November election. Melancon says he sent a letter to Vitter on Tuesday requesting the town hall-style forums, without pre-screened questions. No word yet... more »

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