Thursday Jun 13
The Town Talk
From the Past: June 13
He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 21. Alexandrian elected: Mrs. David T. Gildart was elected president of the Louisiana Federation of Business and Professional Women.
Mixon and McLemore
<![CDATA[Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Mixon of Monroe, La. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amelia Susan, to Charles Tyler McLemore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Carver and Mr. and Mrs. Charles "Mac" McLemore of Minden, La. The bride- elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Williamson of Delhi, La. and the late Rev. and Mrs. Edward Mixon of Winnfield, La. Tyler is the grandson of Mr. James Powell and the late Mary Neill Powell of Minden, Mr. and Mrs. Charles McLemore of Palaya, Mexico and Mrs. Vye Snipes of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Amelia and Tyler are graduates from the University of Louisiana - Monroe, where they met, both with degrees in Construction Management. Amelia is employed in the project controls division of Jacobs Engineering Group in Houston, Tex. and Tyler is a project supervisor with Blazer Construction Company in their Texas operations. The couple will marry in a private family ceremony on June 29, 2013, at Christ Church, West Monroe, La.
Winnfield Man Killed in Crash
A Winnfield man was killed in a crash Thursday morning in Jackson Parish. State Police say a 2007 Kenworth 18-wheeler, driven by 58-year-old Carl Bustin of Winnfield, was heading west on Louisiana Highway 34 when it hit a tree that had fallen across the road.
Legislators back pay raises for local officials
Even as they took notice that state government employees have not had a pay raise in years, legislators cleared the way for the state's judges, assessors, clerks of court and some sheriffs to get salary increases.
Report on downtown blight a reality check
When a reporter at The Times recently did a walking survey of downtown Shreveport, the numbers that came out of it weren't necessarily pleasing to hear, but they were telling.
Higher ed retirement bill advances
A retirement bill that higher education leaders say will go a long way in determining their ability to attract and retain faculty cleared an important hurdle Wednesday at the State Capitol.
Louisiana Senate OKs pay raise for judges, with grumbling from some lawmakers
Louisiana's judges would receive pay raises of between $16,000 and $19,250 over five years under a bill approved by the Senate on Wednesday.