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Judge Jeff Thompson announces candidacy for Court of Appeal special election  Bossier Press-Tribune Online

BENTON — State District Court Judge Jeff Thompson (R-La.) announced his candidacy Thursday for the Second Circuit Court of Appeal, Second District special ...



Business' logo at high school football field causes controversy, legal action  KSLA

BENTON, LA (KSLA) - A Bossier Parish gym has filed a restraining order after a high school attempted to break contract and remove a faith-based business logo ...



Gym logo and Bible verse removed from Benton High football field  KTBS

The fight over religion in schools plays out on a local football field.



Local business logo removed from Benton school football field  MyArkLaMiss

At Benton High School the logo for Christ Fit Gym was painted on the football field and removed Friday.



More accuse Benton teacher of sexual misconduct; additional charges likely  Shreveport Times

More accusers have alleged that a Benton Elementary School teacher committed sexual misconduct as Bossier Parish sheriff's detectives continue to investigate ...



Disaster Management International is helping Benton Elementary School parents  KTBS

Experienced crisis management team helps parents after a Benton Elementary School teacher was arrested for child sex crimes.



La. school forced to remove sponsor's cross and bible verse from end zone  USA TODAY High School Sports

A Louisiana high school was forced to breach a signed sponsorship agreement because the end zone sponsor included both the word “Christ” in their name and ...



Attorney: Bossier teacher used cell phone during gym classes for 'lascivious purpose'  Shreveport Times

Bossier school officials said Saturday that outside counselors are being made available. The set a community meeting for Tuesday, Oct. 23.



Christian gym logo on Benton football field leads to lawsuit  Bossier Press-Tribune Online

The day of a high school football game, the attention has turned from sport to legal matters. Christ Fit Gym, a Christian faith based nonprofit gym in Bossier City, ...



Benton High School names new head basketball coach  KTBS

(Benton, LA)-- There is a new Tiger in town to take over the basketball program at Benton High School and he will be trading his green and gold for purple.



Stories to watch in 2019 in the ArkLaTex  KSLA

While it's hard to predict what 2019 will bring, there are some stories we expect to be following.



Local church scores win: logo going back on football field  KTBS

(BOSSIER PARISH, LA) - The ad returns. Members of the Bossier Parish School Board have reversed a controversial decision to remove a logo from the football ...



Bossier Parish breaks ground for new Benton High School  KSLA-TV

The project is expected to be finished in time for the 2019-20 school year.



Bossier schools to gain 500 students this fall  Bossier Press-Tribune Online

The Bossier Parish School System is predicted to grow by more than 500 students in the 2018-2019 school year, according to Superintendent Scott Smith.



New Benton High is Bossier's largest construction project to date  Shreveport Times

Bossier Parish soon will break ground on its largest construction project from the parish's 2012 construction bond program – building a new Benton High School.



Bossier School District holding community meeting tonight  KTAL

The Bossier School District is holding a community meeting tonight following the arrest of a teacher charged with raping a student.



School is out but improvements in Bossier Parish still underway  KSLA-TV

Bossier Parish School Board is continuing to make the most out of a $212 million construction bond approved in 2012. The plethora of new schools and ...



Longtime Benton track and field coaches announce their retirements  Shreveport Times

It would be hard for Hollywood to come up with a better ending for Benton's track and field coaches Scott Carroway and Barry Plunkett's career. They announced ...



Louisiana congressman says atheists are spying on Christian students  WWLTV.com

The congressman who represents northwest Louisiana said Tuesday that California atheists are trying to spy on Christian student groups at a Bossier Parish ...



Haughton High School wins Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Toledo Bend Reservoir Open  KTBS

(Many, LA)-- The Haughton High School duo of Jase White of Haughton, Louisiana, and Cole Golden of Adner, Louisiana, brought a five-bass limit to the scale ...



School Performance Scores Are in for Louisiana  News Radio 710 KEEL

New school performance scores are in for Louisiana and the news is not good for too many areas. But Education Superintendent Dr. John White says the way ...



Rep. Johnson: Atheists want to hire private investigators to spy on Bossier schools  KTAL

Congressman Mike Johnson says private investigators have been contacted to spy on Christian student groups at Benton High School.



Bossier Schools votes to fight federal lawsuit regarding prayer, allow logo on high school field  KSLA

The Bossier Parish School Board held a special meeting today about the federal lawsuit claiming it promotes Christianity.



Johnson: California atheists want to spy on Christian students in Bossier  Shreveport Times

The congressman who represents northwest Louisiana said Tuesday that California atheists are trying to spy on Christian student groups at a Bossier Parish ...



Bossier Parish Schools Special Events and Veterans Day 2018 Celebrations  Bossier Now

Bossier Schools is excited to host Darrell Scott, founder of Rachel's Challenge, who will speak at a free community event this week, according to Sonja Bailes, ...



Groundbreaking coming soon for new Benton High  Shreveport Times

The Bossier Parish School Board unanimously chose Don M. Barron Contractor Inc. to build the new Benton High School during its meeting Thursday night.



US Rep. says Atheists trying to spy on Christian student groups  Knoe.com

A northwest Louisiana congressman says 'atheist litigation groups' are trying to spy on Christian student groups at a school in his district.



'American Idol' journey ends for Benton teen  Bossier Press-Tribune Online

The 'American Idol' journey is over for Benton's Garrett Jacobs. Jacobs was eliminated from the competition Monday night after failing to receive enough votes ...



Bossier Schools embarks on largest construction project with new Benton High  Bossier Press-Tribune Online

In a matter of months, Bossier Schools is poised to break ground on its largest project to date in the 2012 construction bond program; building a new Benton ...



Bossier Schools isn't backing down from lawsuit  KTAL

The Bossier Parish School Board isn't backing down from a lawsuit claiming the district unlawfully promotes religion in school. On April 8th they'll have their day ...



Road improvements, park coming to Kingston Road  Bossier Press-Tribune Online

The Bossier Parish Police Jury will be making improvements to the Kingston Road corridor ahead of the new Benton High School opening next fall. Bossier ...



Benton’s Chambers selected top female athlete  Shreveport Times

When it comes to jitterbug play, Benton's Qua Chambers might have a corner on the market. Whether on the basketball court in the LHSAA Class 4A state ...



Bossier Parish teen to compete on 'American Idol' tonight  Shreveport Times

"American Idol" returns for a new season next year - and judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan say they want to do things their own way this time ...



Land purchased for new Benton High School  KTBS

Bossier schools will be getting a much needed new addition with a new Benton High School.



Bossier Mayor declares today as Garrett Jacobs Day, local American Idol contestant  KTBS

(Bossier City, LA)-- Benton High School senior and American Idol contestant, Garrett Jacobs was recognized today for his outstanding accomplishment at today's ...



Bossier Parish Schools Dominate the World of Archery  Be Bossier

Bossier Parish Schools have dominated the world of archery. Kingston Elementary, Benton Middle, Benton High and Haughton Middle were on target and all ...



Instagram post lands Benton High student behind bars on terrorizing charge  KTBS

A post on social media lands a Bossier Parish student behind bars, facing a charge of terrorizing.



New Benton High to bring positive impact on community  Bossier Press-Tribune Online

In a matter of months, Bossier Schools is poised to break ground on its largest project to date in the 2012 construction bond program; building a new Benton ...



Gingerbread House helps parents talk to their children about sexual abuse  KSLA

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - An outreach effort is underway in the Bossier Parish School District to help parents learn how to best communicate with their ...



Bossier officials hope lower speed limit reduces accidents  Shreveport Times

Local officials hope a lower speed limit on a six-mile stretch of La. 3 from Bossier City to Benton will increase safety and reduce accidents on the well-traveled ...



Bossier City to host Annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony  KSLA

BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - Because of the weather, Bossier City's 9/11 memorial will take place indoors. The event will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday at the ...



NW La. prep volleyball teams add teams, coaches  Shreveport Times

Ruston, Evangel, Northwood among teams with new coaches.



Bossier City to hold annual 9-11 memorial  Bossier Press-Tribune Online

Bossier City's Annual 9-11 Memorial Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 9 a.m. at the Liberty Garden located at the Bossier City Municipal ...



What's next for school board in religion lawsuit?  Bossier Press-Tribune Online

By Stacey Tinsley, stinsley@bossierpress.com. The Bossier Parish School Board is scheduled to have its day in court this spring to fight a lawsuit alleging ...



Benton gives Ward a birthday present with win  Shreveport Times

Benton coach Mary Ward may never have another birthday celebration like she had Thursday night in her home gym. Not only did the entire gym sing “Happy ...



Bossier City singer moves forward on 'American Idol,' honored by hometown  Shreveport Times

Update: Garrett Jacobs, an 18-year-old student at Benton High School, will move forward in the "American Idol" singing competition. On the Monday night ...



CIC, NICERC get grant worth millions to expand efforts across the US  Bossier Press-Tribune Online

The Cyber Innovation Center (CIC) has received a multi-million-dollar grant to help train the next generation workforce. It was announced Tuesday that NICERC ...



Bossier Parish school bus involved in crash  KSLA-TV

Bossier Parish sheriff's deputies are on scene on a crash involving a school bus.



Americans United files lawsuit against Bossier Parish Schools  KSLA-TV

Americans United announced in a news release that they have filed a federal lawsuit in an attempt to stop the "widespread unconstitutional promotion of ...



Bossier Schools select new administrative leader  Shreveport Times

Incoming Bossier Parish SchoolsSuperintendent Scott Smith appointed a new assistant superintendent of administration at the board's regular meeting ...



New DOE Grading Formula Drops Bossier Schools From an 'A' to a 'B'  Bossier Now

This afternoon, the Louisiana Department of Education released state report cards reflecting school and district performance scores. With a new accountability ...



Bossier Parish Schools finish interview into allegations of racism at high school football game  KTBS

Allegations of racist behavior at a high school football game in Bossier Parish have started a buzz on social media and have stirred anger among some parents.



Bossier marks 9-11 with ceremony, Patriot Awards  Bossier Press-Tribune Online

The Bossier City community and elected officials, honored the lives that were lost 17 years ago with the 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony and the 2018 Patriot ...



Bossier Deputy recognized as "Deputy of the Year"  KSLA-TV

A Bossier Parish sheriff's deputy was recognized by the Louisiana Sheriff's Association as Deputy of the Year.



Bossier Parish Schools Special Events: October 22-25, 2018  Bossier Now

Sonja Bailes, public relations liaison with Bossier Parish Schools, has released the schedule of special activities this week at our parish schools.



Benton coaches, trainer recognized for saving student's life  Benton Courier

Benton High School baseball coaches Garrett Parker, far left, and Rusty Davis, second from right, and Benton High School Athletic Trainer T. J. White, far right, ...



Bossier teen advances on 'American Idol' to 14  Shreveport Times

Garrett Jacobs has made it to the part of the "American Idol" competition where viewers vote for their favorites.



Northwood’s Gatlin seeks ½ Benton gate receipts  Shreveport Times

Picked to finish fifth in the District 1-4A preseason poll, the Northwood Falcons now find themselves in the throes of a district title race heading into Friday's ...



Tragic accident sparks speed limit change on Highway 3 in Bossier Parish  KSLA-TV

BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) - Every day 20,000 cars pass up and down Highway 3, which is also known as Benton Road. The growing volume of traffic and a ...



After child's death, attention turns to Kingston Road intersection in Bossier Parish  Shreveport Times

Five crashes have occurred this year at Kingston and La. 3 in Bossier Parish, including one that resulted in the death of a 4-year-old.



Benton's Garrett Jacobs Makes Final 14 of American Idol  Bossier Now

Benton High School senior Garrett Jacobs is a freshly-minted final 14 contender of American Idol. The announcement was made Monday night on the national ...



Death of Tri-Cities wrestling coach and teacher a 'huge loss'  Tri-City Herald

For 14 years, Rich Cunningham shared a corner of the wrestling mat with Ben Hill as they coached the Kiona-Benton City High School wrestling program.



'American Idol' Garrett Jacobs to Be Honored By Bossier City Mayor  Bossier Now

[UPDATED 4/3/2018] The City of Bossier City will honor local American Idol contestant and Benton resident Garrett Jacobs today at the Bossier City Council ...



Benton pitcher 'a different player,' commits to Arkansas  WholeHogSports

News and information about the Arkansas Razorbacks and Arkansas Sports from the staffs of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Hawgs Illustrated.



IHCC soccer assistant Hurtado named Colorado NW head coach  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — Indian Hills assistant women's soccer coach Kevin Hurtado has resigned to take the head coaching position at Colorado Northwestern ...



Out of the Darkness: A mother discusses her son's suicide  KSLA-TV

On her son's birthday, Lisa Nix, reflected on her son's life and his suicide that happened over a year ago.



Zion-Benton High School board OK's construction manager for $9 million theater project  Chicago Tribune

Plans are moving forward to build a new theater to replace the one at the soon-to-be-demolished Pearce Campus, officials said.



Gun at Zion-Benton High School leads to student's arrest, official says  Chicago Tribune

A report to Zion-Benton High School administrators that a student might have brought a gun to school Monday in Zion resulted in a 14-year-old boy being ...



School Board Decides to Fight Lawsuit After Initially Ordering Students to Paint Over Christian Logo on Football Field  Christian News Network

SHREVEPORT, La. — A school board in Louisiana has unanimously voted to fight a lawsuit filed by Americans United for Separation of Church and State after it ...



Group files lawsuit against Bossier Schools for promoting Christianity  Bossier Press-Tribune Online

Americans United for Separation of Church and State today filed a federal lawsuit, Does 1-4 v. Bossier Parish School Board, “in an attempt to end the ...



Benton's Rutledge excited for Arkansas, SEC baseball  Shreveport Times

Jackson Rutledge was 6-2 with a 2.05 ERA last season for the Tigers.



UPDATE: Read Bossier 1st-grade teacher's note to parents about prayer  Shreveport Times

Bossier Parish first-grade teacher Kelli Aiello told parents in an email earlier this month that "the Lord has laid this on my heart" — "this" being to pray in the ...



Benton dominates ALAS state tournament  Louisiana Sportsman

Benton once again dominated at the Archery in Louisiana Schools state tournament held last weekend in Shreveport.



How athletic are local principals?  Shreveport Times

Do you have to be an athlete to preside as principal in Caddo/Bossier high schools?



200 schools compete at Regional Autonomous Robotics Circuit Competition  MyArkLaMiss

Approximately 200 elementary, middle, and high school teams from public and private schools and afterschool organizations in Bossier, Caddo, Lincoln, ...



Youth under the rainbow: 'We don't feel safe'  Shreveport Times

Teddy Lowery wanted to die. On Christmas Day, at only 17 years old, he attempted suicide. He isn't alone. The suicide attempt rate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, ...



After gun arrest at high school, Zion-Benton teachers shaken 'to our cores,' union president says  Chicago Tribune

Safety concerns from the community and staff were raised at the Zion-Benton Township High School board meeting Thursday in response to incident early in the ...



Schools Investigate Inappropriate Behavior at Football Game  News Radio 710 KEEL

There have been some allegations of inappropriate behavior by Benton High School students and parents against visiting Southwood High band members at ...



Contract extension approval means raises for Zion-Benton High School District teachers  Chicago Tribune

Zion-Benton Township High School District 126 teachers are set to see raises between 3 and 5 percent next year under a contract extension approved in a 4-2 ...



Despite no local flavor, Day 2 of LHSAA Marsh Madness had plenty of stars  Alexandria Town Talk

Even though Day 2 of the LHSAA's girls Marsh Madness tournament did not have any Central Louisiana teams competing, it did not mean that the enthusiasm ...



Special events in the ArkLaTex to remember 9/11  KTBS

Several events are happening on September 11th throughout the day to remember the unforgettable tragic event that happened on 9/11 in 2001 that affected the ...



The Benton City teen promised her a birthday gift — murder  Yakima Herald-Republic

The 18-year-old student who was the target of an alleged murder plot in Benton City told detectives he was hesitant about going off campus to meet the girl he ...



Bossier deputy arrested and fired for failure to report juvenile sexual assault  KTBS

Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington has terminated a Bossier deputy following his arrest for mishandling a case involving a juvenile while serving as a school ...



Benton school facility possible site in God's Not Dead 2  Benton Courier

Benton High School is being considered for scenes to be included in an Arkansas film project. Benton Superintendent Jeff Collum said he has been approached ...



'A Call to Prayer': Kirk Cameron Partners with Louisiana Leaders for Public School Religious Freedom Summit  CBN News

Christian Hollywood actor Kirk Cameron is taking a stand against a Louisiana school district that is trying to do away with prayer in the city's public schools.



White flight riot  Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Today is my birthday, and its approach put me in a reflective mood as I near age 60 (I still have a year to go).



Jamie D. Fast  MyWebTimes.com

OTTAWA — Jamie DeAnn Fast (nee Miller) died at home Friday, Nov. 23. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home ...



Seventh showdown -- Bentonville, Bentonville West clash for 7A state championship  Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Bentonville High and Bentonville West have faced each other six times in softball over the past two seasons, which adds up to more meetings between those two ...



Bossier Schools names 2017 District Teachers of the Year  KTBS

(BOSSIER PARISH, LA) - Three Bossier Parish educators had an entourage of visitors burst into their classrooms Friday with exciting news. They are the 2017 ...



'Honey,' grandmother of local American Idol contestant who stole the hearts of fans, has died  KTBS

(BOSSIER CITY, LA) - Sad news is coming to light regarding a former American Idol contestant from Bossier City. Garrett Jacobs' grandmother, affectionately ...



3 Panthers earn All-State  Benton Courier

Benton senior Breck Rambo competes in a match earlier this season. Rambo took All-State honors leading the Panthers with 19 assists his senior year.



UCA's honors college admits 75; 30 additional freshmen join University Scholars program  NWAOnline

Seventy-five incoming freshmen have been selected to become part of the University of Central Arkansas Norbert O. Schedler Honors College.



Men's Golf Signs Elite Class for 2018  LSUSports.net

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Men's Golf program is sure to remain a national power for years to come after signing arguably the nation's No. 1-ranked recruiting ...



The Good Stuff: Jamie Hickman prepares for US Special Olympic games  KSLA

The good news came by mail a few weeks back. "It is from the Special Olympics of Louisiana," explained 28 year old Jamie Hickman of Shreveport, reading the ...



Need-to-know facts about Bossier superintendent candidates  Shreveport Times

Nine Louisiana and Texas educators seek to take the helm of Bossier Parish Schools. The candidates vying for the Bossier Parish Schools superintendent job ...



Captain Shreve’s Gustavson challenges Byrd  Shreveport Times

Captain Shreve's Ginger Gustavson says win over Byrd “is coming”



American Idol returning to Shreveport for auditions | Entertainment  KTBS

(SHREVEPORT, LA) - ABC's American Idol is returning to Shreveport in search of more amazing talent.



Wedding: Hughes-Susla  Bossier Press-Tribune Online

Emily Kate Hughes of Bossier City and Steven Christopher Susla of Haughton, were married on October 10th, 2015 at six in the evening at Sainte Terre Chapel ...



High school football playoffs second round scores  The Daily Advertiser

Live updates and scores from tonight's Louisiana high school football playoffs!



Updated: Team-by-team 2018 football schedules for each conference in the area and region  Madison.com

2018 prep football schedules for every varsity team in the area and region:



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