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  • Bossier Parish

    Emergency Broadband Benefits

    Posted May 8, 2021
    A Federal Communications Commission program designed to help lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been announced by the state of Louisiana’s Broadband Development and Connectivity office.
  • Alison Lerma Smith Retirement

    Alison Lerma Smith Retirement Resolution

    Posted May 3, 2021
    Alison Lerma Smith retirements from the LSU AgCenter’s Bossier Parish Extension Office, retired on April 30, 2021 after 42 years of service.
  • Keep Bossier Beautiful

    Keep Bossier Beautiful Award

    Posted Apr 30, 2021
    Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, has presented Keep Bossier Beautiful with its 2020 President’s Circle Award. A President’s Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance by certified affiliates of Keep America Beautiful in creating clean, green, and beautiful communities.
  • Glynn Price explains the rental assistance program to the Bossier Parish Police Jury.

    Rental Assistance Clinic

    Posted Apr 30, 2021
    Renters and landlords who may be facing financial hardship or unable to pay rent as a result of circumstances caused by the COVOD 19 pandemic may be eligible for relief under the state of Louisiana’s U.S. Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
  • Bossier Parish

    Mask at Courthouse Lifted

    Posted Apr 29, 2021
    Some restrictions put in place at the Bossier Parish Courthouse due to the COVID-19 threat have been amended. Beginning April 28, certain protocols that were in place in order to gain access into the courthouse have been lifted. Those changes are noted in an amended emergency executive order issued by the president of the Bossier Parish Police Jury.
  • Bossier Parish

    FEMA Storm Assistance

    Posted Apr 22, 2021
    Citizens still have time to register for disaster assistance for the winter storm that hit the area Feb. 11 through Feb. 19 under the Individual Assistance declaration, but the deadline for doing so is approaching. Deadline for filing is May 10.
  • Views of the current drainage ditch.

    White Oak Drainage Project

    Posted Apr 15, 2021
    Work is scheduled to begin in early summer on a major drainage ditch in the Dogwood subdivision, a project that will help move stormwater out of the area more quickly.
  • Pond

    Farm Pond Construction and Management Workshop

    Posted Apr 11, 2021
    Anyone interested in learning more about constructing and managing a farm pond may do so by attending a free Farm Pond Construction and Management Workshop on Friday, May 14 at Red Oak Lake near Haughton.
  • Bossier Parish

    Thirteenth Amended Executive Order

    Posted Apr 1, 2021
    WHEREAS, pursuant to La. R.S. 29:727, the President of the Bossier Parish Police Jury has hereby declared a State of Emergency due to the statewide public health emergency issued by Governor John Bel Edwards, with the most recent being Proclamation Number 66 JBE 2021 issued on March 30, 2021, supplementing the declaration of emergency in Proclamation Number 101 JBE 2020, and the mitigation measures therein; Therefore, Proclamation Number 66 JBE 2021 shall remain in full force and effect until it expires on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, unless extended, in response to the threat posed by COVID-19.
  • Homeland Security

    Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) Approved

    Posted Mar 30, 2021
    Bossier Parish is among parishes throughout the state that has been approved for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) benefits due to winter weather that struck the area earlier this year.
  • Rental Assistance

    Rental Assistance Program

    Posted Mar 30, 2021
    On March 5, Governor John Bel Edwards announced the launch of a new program that will help Louisiana renters and landlords experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • FEMA

    FEMA to Provide Financial Assistance for Funeral Expenses Related to COVID-19

    Posted Mar 26, 2021
    Beginning in early April, FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related to COVID-19 to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic.
  • GOHSEP

    Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) to Hold Briefing for Financial Assistance

    Posted Mar 26, 2021
    An applicant briefing for assistance incurred as a result of February’s severe winter storm will be conducted Tuesday, March 30 at 1:30 p.m., according to the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP).
  • CYBER

    Fighting Cybercrime Begins in the Classroom

    Posted Mar 24, 2021
    This past December, the United States experienced a cyberattack that experts have called the most sophisticated attack they have ever witnessed. The scope and scale of the SolarWinds cyberattack was extraordinary, affecting local, state, and federal agencies across our government. Major corporations were also breached, resulting in the compromise of their systems.
  • Bossier Parish

    Executive Order Permits Bars in Bossier Parish to Operate at 50 Percent Capacity, With Maximum Of 250 Persons

    Posted Mar 18, 2021
    WHEREAS, pursuant to the Louisiana Homeland Security and Emergency Assistance and Disaster Act, La. R.S. 29:721, et seq, the Governor declared a public emergency on March 11, 2020, in Proclamation Number 25 JBE 2020 in response to the threat posed by COVID-19;
  • Jack "Bump" Skaggs (left) and Sen. Gerald Long discuss broadband statistics.

    Broadband Access Study Update

    Posted Mar 15, 2021
    Broadband access for all Louisiana residents “…can be a game changer for average people,” former State Sen. Gerald Long told a group of stakeholders Thursday at the Bossier Parish Courthouse.
  • Backyard Birding

    Trailblazer Bird Workshops

    Posted Mar 10, 2021
    A series of free workshops on Mother Nature’s feathered residents will be offered during March in three locations under the direction of Trailblazer RC&D.
  • Representatives of agencies in the Unified Command listen to reports.

    After Incident Meeting

    Posted Mar 9, 2021
    February’s historic winter storm made life miserable for many in Bossier Parish and northwest Louisiana, but the combined snow/ice event has provided local and area agencies with a blueprint for any future event.
  • Bossier Parish

    General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) to Hire 2,500

    Posted Feb 22, 2021
    General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) has announced plans to hire 2,500 workers in Northwest Louisiana to staff a national assistance call center in Bossier City.
  • Bossier Parish

    Boil Advisory: East Central Bossier Water System

    Posted Feb 19, 2021
    East Central Bossier Water System has issued a boil advisory effective immediately for a portion of the system. This advisory is to remain in effect until rescinded by the East Central Bossier Water System and the Louisiana Department of Health.