Culvert work to begin on Wallace Lake Rd May 8

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CULVERT WORK TO BEGIN ON WALLACE LAKE ROAD MAY 8 Caddo Parish Public Works will be working to replace the washed out culvert on Wallace Lake Road between the St Andrew’s Place gate and Southern Loop next week. Depending on weather, the work is scheduled to begin on Wednesday May 8th, and should be complete in 1-2 days. The Parish …

Parish road closures due to high water

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While severe weather has moved out of our area, we continue to monitor road conditions and localized flooding due to the cresting of area lakes and tributaries. The following Parish roads are closed. As a reminder, as long as a barricade and/or signage is present indicating the road is closed, it is closed. It is against the law and dangerous …

Keith Road bridge to close for replacement beginning April 22

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KEITH RD BRIDGE TO CLOSE FOR REPLACEMENT BEGINNING APRIL 22 Beginning Monday, April 22, the Keith Road bridge in southern Caddo Parish will be closed to allow the Caddo Parish Department of Public Works to begin bridge replacement work. The Public Works Department will be replacing the bridge and conducting associated road improvements to expand commercial use of the bridge. …

Jones sworn in as new District 6 Commissioner

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 STEFFON JONES SWORN IN AS DISTRICT 6 CADDO PARISH COMMISSIONER Caddo Parish, LA – Steffon Jones was officially sworn in as the new Commissioner for District 6 during a special meeting of the Caddo Parish Commission on Monday, April 15. Jones, who previously served on the Caddo Commissioner for District 6 from 2021-2023, was elected to the seat by Caddo …

Sandbag pickup information for Caddo Parish

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SANDBAG PICKUP INFORMATION FOR CADDO PARISH Due to increased rain and potential for flooding, Caddo Parish residents can continue to pick up sandbags on Wednesday, April 10. Sandbags may be picked up at the Caddo Parish Department of Public Works/Fleet Services, located at 1701 Monty Street, Shreveport, LA 71107. Residents can obtain up to 15 bags per vehicle. Parish officials …

2024 Summer Jobs Program Application Period opens April 5

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Opportunities available in all Parish departments & participating agencies! Finance, Human Resources, Facilities & Maintenance, Parks & Recreation, Animal Services, Public Works, Juvenile Services… About: Must be 16+ years of age Resident of Caddo Parish Must commit to be available to work from May 30 – August 4 College Students earn $11.00/hour High School Students earn $9.00/hour The 2024 Summer …

Caddo Parish celebrates National County/Parish Government month

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CADDO PARISH CELEBRATES NATIONAL COUNTY/PARISH GOVERNMENT MONTH Caddo Parish, LA — The Parish of Caddo will celebrate National County/Parish Government Month (NCGM) during the month of April to showcase how Caddo Parish achieves healthy, safe and vibrant communities. The theme for this year’s celebration of NCGM is “ForwardTogether”.  ForwardTogether is about connecting, inspiring and leading – pillars of county government that …

Know Before You Vote – Precinct Numbers Updated!

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Have you checked your voter information lately? Make sure you know your voting location and information before you head to the polls! Voting locations have not changed, but some precinct numbers have been updated. For a full list of precincts, visit https://www.caddoclerk.com/pdfs/2024%20Precinct%20Locations.pdf , or visit https://www.caddovoter.org/new-precinct-numbers-assigned…/ for information on how to identify your precinct number.

Caddo Parks and Miles for Smiles team up to promote youth oral health

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CADDO PARKS AND MILES FOR SMILES TEAM UP TO PROMOTE YOUTH ORAL HEALTH Caddo Parish, LA – February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation and Miles for Smiles have joined forces to raise the awareness of dental care, oral health and healthy eating for Caddo Parish youth throughout the year. Caddo Parks and Miles …

Caddo Animal Services monitoring increased distemper cases

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CADDO PARISH ANIMAL SERVICES MONITORING INCREASED DISTEMPER CASES   Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Animal Services and Mosquito Control is notifying the public of an increase in the amount of animal distemper cases in parts of Caddo Parish.   The Parish is monitoring a rise in positive cases, affecting approximately 30 raccoons, primarily in the Highland and Broadmoor neighborhoods. …

Caddo Parish Courthouse closure; adjusted operations

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CADDO PARISH COURTHOUSE CLOSURES; ADJUSTED OPERATIONS   Caddo Parish, LA – Due to a ruptured water main, the Caddo Parish Courthouse will be closed for the remainder of the day.   The Caddo Parish Clerk of Court Office will be available to process emergency protective orders only. Citizens may call (318) 226-6780.   Repairs are expected to be completed by …

Parish park closures due to high water

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PARISH PARK CLOSURES DUE TO HIGH WATER   Caddo Parish, LA – Effective immediately, the following Caddo Parish parks and boat launch sites will be closed to the public until further notice due to high water levels: Noah Tyson Park (9300 Mira Myrtis, Rodessa, LA) Richard Fleming Park (7919 West Lakeshore Dr., Shreveport, LA) Citizens are reminded that it is …

PARISH ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO HIGH WATER

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Caddo Parish, LA – Due to high water, the following parish roads are now closed in Caddo Parish: Keithville-Kingston Rd Wallace Lake Rd (South End) Gilliam Scott Slough Rd Parish officials will continue to monitor roads for additional closures and/or reopenings.  As a reminder, it is against the law to drive around any traffic barricades or closed signs. ###

Caddo Parish water distribution for Blanchard residents

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PARISH WATER DISTRIBUTION FOR BLANCHARD RESIDENTS   Caddo Parish, LA – The Caddo Parish Commission is providing water to residents in the Blanchard community today (January 22) who are still without water as a result of last week’s winter weather.   The water distribution site is located at the Parish’s Longwood Compactor Site, 9416 Blanchard-Latex Rd, Blanchard, LA.    One case …

Caddo Commission selects Handy Giles, Sr. interim District 6 commissioner

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CADDO PARISH COMMISSION SELECTS INTERIM DISTRICT 6 COMMISSIONER The Caddo Parish Commission has selected Handy Giles, Sr. as the Interim Commissioner for District 6. He will serve at the interim Commissioner for the District 6 seat formerly held by Steffon Jones until a special election is held on March 23 to select a permanent representative. Giles is owner of G-Styles …

Parish of Caddo offices closed January 17 due to inclement weather

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PARISH OF CADDO OFFICES CLOSED JANUARY 17 DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER   All Parish of Caddo administrative offices and departments will be closed Wednesday, January 17 due to inclement weather conditions affecting Caddo Parish.   The following Parish services will be impacted: All Parish Government Plaza offices will be closed Caddo Parish Courthouse parish offices will be closed Caddo Parish District Court …

Parish of Caddo offices closed January 16 due to inclement weather

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PARISH OF CADDO OFFICES CLOSED JANUARY 16 DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER   All Parish of Caddo administrative offices and departments will be closed Tuesday, January 16 due to inclement weather conditions affecting Caddo Parish.   The following Parish services will be impacted: All Government Plaza offices will be closed Caddo Parish Courthouse parish offices and District Court will be closed All Parish …

Caddo Parish Parks winter weather information

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CADDO PARKS WINTER WEATHER INFORMATION Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation staff are making adjustments to our park sites parishwide in advance of wintry weather conditions. Caddo Parks will officially close all park restrooms starting Monday, January 15th to protect park plumbing and water access. Temporary outdoor portlets will be available at each restroom site. The following closed park restrooms will include: …

Parish of Caddo offices closed January 15; officials continue to monitor weather conditions

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PARISH OF CADDO OFFICES CLOSED JANUARY 15 FOR MLK HOLIDAY; OFFICIALS CONTINUE TO MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS Parish offices are closed to the public Monday, January 15 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  Parish compactor sites are also closed. The regular work session of the Commission is now scheduled for Tuesday, January 16. Parish administration continues to monitor …

Winter Weather Generator Safety

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In the event of loss of power, we know many of our citizens will rely on generator power. If used improperly, generators can pose serious risks.   Make sure you are practicing good generator safety with these tips: Read and follow all manufacturer operating instructions to properly ground the generator. Be sure you understand them before hooking up the generator. Never …

Winter Weather Road Closures List

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**WINTER WEATHER ROAD CLOSURES** As we receive closures we will update this post. Latest closures as of January 16: — US Highway 79 southbound at US 80 in Greenwood and northbound at Buncombe Road Officials are also closing US Highway 79 southbound at US 80 in Greenwood and northbound at Buncombe Road. The road is impassable from the Relay Station …

Winter warming centers and shelters available for residents

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As winter weather approaches, the following shelters and warming centers are being made available for citizens: (This list will be updated as more resources are made available) Shreveport Bossier Rescue Mission – 901 McNeil, Shreveport, LA 24-hour intake with 3 meals daily. A State ID is required. HOPE Connections – 2350 Levy Street, Shreveport, LA Friday, January 12th at 8pm till 8am …

Caddo Parish prepares for winter weather

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Caddo Parish, LA – As winter weather moves into the area, the Parish of Caddo has begun preparations parish wide.   “Our two main priorities are the safety of our citizens and continuity of operations,” said Parish Administrator and CEO, Erica Bryant.  “Our parish departments prepare year-round for the threat of inclement weather, and are in the process of executing …

2024 Caddo Commission sworn in; officers selected

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Caddo Parish, LA – Members of the Caddo Parish Commission for 2024-2029 were officially sworn in during a special meeting of the Caddo Parish Commission on Monday, January 8.   Eleven members of the Commission were sworn in.   New commissioners: Chris Kracman, District 1; Gregory Young, District 2; Victor Thomas, District 3; and Ronald Cothran, District 10.   Returning …

Parish of Caddo Solid Waste Compactor Holiday Hours

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PARISH OF CADDO SOLID WASTE COMPACTOR HOLIDAY HOURS Parish solid waste compactor sites will operate under normal hours with the exception of the dates listed below: Sunday, December 24 and Monday, December 25 (Christmas Eve/Christmas)  – CLOSED Sunday, December 31 and Monday, January 1 (New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day) – CLOSED For a complete list of solid waste sites and hours, …

Parish to close Jefferson Paige Rd bridge for replacement January 2

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PARISH TO CLOSE JEFFERSON PAIGE RD BRIDGE FOR REPLACEMENT JANUARY 2   Beginning Tuesday, January 2, 2024, the Caddo Parish bridge located on Jefferson Paige Rd will be closed to allow the Caddo Parish Department of Public Works to reconstruct the bridge.   This project will ensure decades of durability and safety for motorists that utilize the bridge.  A detour …

Commission adopts Parks and Recreation master plan

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The Caddo Parish Commission has adopted its new parish-wide Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The Master Plan was a two year long collaboration with the Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Department, City of Shreveport-Public Assembly and Recreation Department(SPAR) and consulting firm SJB Group. The development process of the Master Plan was tedious and inclusive, involving public engagement meetings and …

Caddo Commission adopts 2024 budget

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CADDO PARISH COMMISSION ADOPTS 2024 BUDGET   Caddo Parish, LA – The Caddo Parish Commission officially adopted the Parish of Caddo’s 2024 Annual Operating and Capital Improvement Budget at the Commission’s annual budget adoption meeting on December 5.  The $146 million-dollar operating budget addresses the Parish’s most urgent operational needs, capital improvement initiatives, support of Parish agencies, economic development and …

UPDATED LOCATIONS for Caddo Parish food distribution events November 18

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CADDO PARISH COMMISSION TO HOLD PARISHWIDE FOOD DISTRIBUTION EVENT NOVEMBER 18   Caddo Parish, LA – The Caddo Parish Commission, in partnership with the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana, will host drive thru food box distribution events at multiple locations across Caddo Parish on Saturday, November 18, starting at 9am and 10:30am.   “We believe that it is important to offer …

Blanchard Latex Rd bridge to reopen; second bridge to close for replacement

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BLANCHARD LATEX ROAD BRIDGE TO REOPEN; WORK ON SECOND BRIDGE BEGINS    Beginning October 10, the Blanchard Latex Road bridge previously closed to construction in North Caddo will reopen to traffic.   On October 12, the second bridge located on Blanchard Latex Road will close to allow the Caddo Parish Department of Public Works to begin bridge replacement work.   …

Caddo Parks to host free disc golf clinic

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CADDO PARKS TO HOST FREE DISC GOLF CLINIC FOR YOUTH AND ADULTS   Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation has joined forces with the Shreveport-Bossier Disc Golf Union to host a free Disc Golf Clinic on Saturday, October 14th from 10:00am – 12noon at Ford Park, 5784 S. Lakeshore Dr., Shreveport, LA.   This clinic will cover the basics needed …

Caddo Parks opens new disc golf course for citizens

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Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation has officially opened its first disc golf course at Earl G. Williamson Park, located at 11425 LA Hwy. 1, Oil City, LA.   The nine-hole course is designed to promote physical fitness and provide opportunities to foster social activities and team building.   “We are excited to continue our work to …

Robert Nance Park closed September 12-13

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Caddo Parish, LA – Robert Nance Park (14770 Odom Rd, Hosston, LA) will be closed to the public September 12 – 13. Contractors will be sealcoating and striping the main boat launch parking lot.   The park and boat launch will reopen back to the public on September 14.   For additional information about Caddo Parish parks, trails, programs and services, …

Caddo Parks to replace channel markers on Caddo Lake

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Caddo Parish, LA – The Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Department will be replacing channel markers along the Louisiana side of Caddo Lake beginning mid-September.   Caddo Parks will replace a total of 93 channel markers, install 179 new reflective bands, and replace 31 missing or damaged pilings.   “The newly installed channel markers help ensure boaters can safely navigate …

Caddo Parish reminds motorists to travel safely during Labor Day holiday

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The Parish of Caddo reminds motorists to travel safely and exercise safe driving practices while traveling during the Memorial Day holiday period (Friday, September 1 – Monday, September 4). All oversize and overweight vehicle movement on all Parish highways will be permitted through this time, and the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit (CVEU) will be available. All permits will be available …

Caddo Parks asks citizens to refrain from outdoor fire usage at parish parks

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Caddo Parish, LA – In an effort to protect citizens, first responders and the community from dangerous wildfires, Caddo Parish is asking visitors to Parish parks to refrain from any outdoor burning.  This includes the use of grills, fire pits, propane burners and any type of open fire. Parish park sites include: Noah Tyson Park Robert A. Nance Park Earl …

Caddo Parish breaks ground on state of the art nature facility

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Caddo Parish, LA – On Wednesday, August 30, Caddo Parish administration and the Caddo Parish Commission welcomed local officials and community partners to a groundbreaking ceremony for the new state-of-the-art Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Center, to be located on the former grounds of the Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park in north Caddo Parish.   “This project will transform …

Keatchie-Marshall Road bridge now open to traffic

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The Caddo Parish bridge located on Keatchie-Marshall Road near Highway 169 is now open to regular traffic due to completion of the bridge’s replacement. The Public Works Department completed replacement of the bridge and conducted associated road improvements to ensure decades of durability and safety for motorists that utilize the bridge. ###

Parish of Caddo storm debris removal update

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Caddo Parish, LA –The Parish of Caddo’s storm debris removal is nearly complete. Parish contract crews have completed two collection rounds and collected over 33,000 cubic yards of debris.   Crews have started the final round of collection. Citizens are asked to report any remaining debris removal to the Parish’s public works department by August 30. Debris must be moved …

Caddo Commission partners with area leaders to provide assistance to citizens in need

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Caddo Parish, LA – The Caddo Commission has committed to helping more Caddo Parish citizens in need as challenges have become apparent in the Silver Lake Apartments community.   After discovering that residents were continuing to live in the complex with no water and basic utilities with no means to relocate, the Commission joined with other government agencies and non-profits …

Caddo Parks opens new cornhole courts in area parish parks

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Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation has officially opened 2 new cornhole courts at the following Caddo Parish Parks: Earl G. Williamson Park, 11425 LA Hwy. 1, Oil City, Louisiana Eddie D. Jones Park, 8400 Mike Clark Road, Keithville, Louisiana “Cornhole is one of the most popular recreational sports in America and we are truly listening to …

Earl G. Williamson public boat launch to be closed beginning August 10

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Caddo Parish, LA – Beginning August 10, the Earl G. Williamson Park public boat launch will be closed for access to Caddo Lake. The park will remain open. “Safety remains our priority for the citizens of Caddo Parish,” said Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Director Patrick Wesley.  “We know that many of our citizens enjoy our boat launch, and these …

Caddo Parish storm debris removal update

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Caddo Parish, LA – As of August 7, Caddo Parish Public Works has removed approximately 22,857 cubic yards of debris from the unincorporated areas of Caddo Parish. Crews continue to remove debris in Caddo Commission districts 8 and 9. Crews are on schedule to be complete within the target deadline of 45 days.  The Parish is utilizing a new disposal …

Caddo Parish appoints new juvenile services director

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Caddo Parish, LA – The Caddo Parish Commission approved the appointment of Andrew Randall, Jr. as the new director of juvenile services for the Parish of Caddo at the Commission’s monthly meeting on Thursday, August 3. Randall will oversee the functions of the department, including juvenile detention and probation operations, as well as working alongside the Caddo Parish Juvenile Court …

SLB announces hiring event in Caddo Parish

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SLB JOB FAIR OPPORTUNITY    Tuesday, August 15th 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Shreveport Convention Center, 2nd Floor   SLB recently announced the creation of their SLB Shreveport Technology Center, located in Caddo Parish, which will build essential digital Infrastructure equipment.   SLB is looking for motivated people to join their team and have openings for:   Assembly and Test …

Commission urges citizens to report storm damage

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Caddo Parish, LA – The Caddo Parish Commission wants to remind Caddo Parish residents to report property damage from last month’s storms. Citizens may still report damage to structures by visiting damage.la.gov and filling out a short survey, or by contacting the Caddo Parish Department of Homeland Security at 318-675-2255. Reporting property damage gives the Department of Homeland Security a …

Blanchard-Latex Rd bridge closure to begin August 2

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BLANCHARD-LATEX ROAD BRIDGE CLOSURE DUE TO REPLACEMENT    Beginning Monday, August 2 the bridge located on Blanchard-Latex Road in North Caddo will be closed to allow the Caddo Parish Department of Public Works to replace the structure.   The Public Works Department will be replacing the bridge and conducting associated road improvements to expand commercial use of the bridge. These …

Walter B. Jacobs Nature Park closed until further notice

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Caddo Parish, LA – Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park is now closed until further notice to the public after extensive storm damage.   The facility and trails sustained significant damage from falling trees and limbs as a result of the storms that moved through the area in June.  Based on the assessment of damage, the facility and nature trails …

Debris removal in Caddo Parish begins today (July 14)

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DEBRIS REMOVAL FOR CADDO PARISH BEGINS TODAY (JULY 14) Caddo Parish, LA – Debris removal for unincorporated areas of Caddo Parish by the Caddo Parish Department of Public Works begins today (July 14). The Parish has contracted with KDF Enterprises to assist with the removal and disposal of tree limbs and other wood waste in unincorporated areas across the Parish. Residents are …

Caddo Parks and Recreation to host youth basketball camp July 24

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Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation to Host Youth Basketball Camp Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation  will host a two-day Youth Basketball Camp at the LSU-Shreveport gymnasium on Monday,  July 24th for boys and girls kindergarten thru 4th grade and Tuesday, July 25th for boys and girls 5th thru 8th grade. Come out and improve your basketball skills, while having some fun! Legendary AAU basketball coach, Mike …

Prolec GE to host job fair for new facility expansion in Caddo Parish

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Prolec GE is partnering with LED FastStart to host an in-person job fair to connect qualified candidates to opportunities for its electrical transformer manufacturing facility in Caddo Parish. The job fair will take place Wednesday, July 12, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2015 Old Minden Road, Bossier City. The event will have two sessions, 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to …

Caddo Commission to hold parishwide food distribution event July 8

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CADDO PARISH COMMISSION TO HOLD PARISHWIDE FOOD DISTRIBUTION EVENT JULY 8 Caddo Parish, LA – The Caddo Parish Commission, in partnership with the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana, will host a food box distribution event at multiple locations across Caddo Parish on Saturday, July 8, starting at 9am and 10:30am. “The recent storms and outages in our community posed many challenges …

Clay Walker confirmed as new Caddo Parish Assistant Administrator

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CADDO PARISH COMMISSION CONFIRMS APPOINTMENT OF CLAY WALKER AS ASSISTANT PARISH ADMINISTRATOR  Shreveport, LA –The Caddo Parish Commission confirmed the appointment of Clay Walker as Assistant Parish Administrator of the Parish of Caddo at the Caddo Parish Commission’s work session on Thursday, June 22. “I am pleased to welcome Clay Walker as the Parish’s next assistant parish administrator,” said incoming …

Caddo Parish to offer additional free ice distribution sites

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CADDO PARISH TO OFFER ADDITIONAL FREE ICE DISTRIBUTION SITES Caddo Parish, LA – The Parish of Caddo will host additional free ice distribution sites across Caddo Parish on June 20, in conjunction with the State of Louisiana and Caddo Parish Office of Homeland Security. Ice will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. The following locations will be …

Latest update from Caddo leaders on storm response

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Latest updates from Caddo leaders on storm response  CADDO PARISH, LA – State, parish, and city leaders took part in a Unified Command Group meeting today at the Caddo Sheriff’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness where they discussed response to the storms that impacted Caddo Parish on June 15 and the early hours of June 16. The following …

Press conference on joint storm operations today June 18

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UNIFIED COMMAND GROUP TO MEET TODAY AND PROVIDE STORM RESPONSE UPDATES Caddo Parish, LA – The Caddo Parish Homeland Security Unified Command Group will meet for its daily operations meeting today, June 18, at 2pm. A press conference will immediately follow the conclusion of the meeting to provide updates on storm response. Citizens may view the live stream at facebook.com/parishofcaddo or facebook.com/LoveShreveportLA.

Partial boil advisories in Caddo Parish; additional cooling center opened

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PARTIAL BOIL ADVISORIES IN CADDO PARISH; ADDITIONAL COOLING CENTER LOCATION  Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish authorities continue to gather information during recovery efforts from the storm. The entire Parish is NOT under a boil advisory; however, the following water systems in Caddo Parish are under advisory and asked to boil their water at this time: Deepwoods Water System – …

Report your storm damage to state/parish

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REPORT YOUR STORM DAMAGE If your primary home or business suffered damage as a result of last week’s storms, please report your damage to the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office/Homeland Security. You can submit a report online at http://damage.la.gov, or by calling the Caddo Parish Office of Homeland Security at 318-675-2255.

Cooling Centers open across Caddo Parish

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COOLING CENTERS OPEN ACROSS CADDO PARISH The following cooling centers locations are now open to assist citizens who may need a place to cool off: Morning Star Baptist Church Life Center, 5340 Jewella Ave, Shreveport, LA This facility is now a 24 hr. overnight facility. Citizens can use this facility to stay overnight, exchange low oxygen tanks and/or plug in …

Caddo Parish parks closed due to storm damage/loss of power

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CADDO PARISH PARKS CLOSED DUE TO STORM DAMAGE/LOSS OF POWER  Caddo Parish, LA – The following Caddo Parish parks will be closed until further notice due to storm damage and loss of power: Eddie D. Jones Park – 8400 Mike Clark Rd. Keithville, LA Richard Fleming Park – 7919 W. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park – 8012 Blanchard …

Keatchie-Marshall Road bridge closure to begin June 19

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KEATCHIE-MARSHALL ROAD BRIDGE CLOSURE TO BEGIN JUNE 19 Beginning Monday, June 19, the bridge located on Keatchie-Marshall Road near Highway 169 in South Caddo Parish will be closed to allow the Caddo Parish Department of Public Works to replace the structure. The Public Works Department will be replacing the bridge and conducting associated road improvements to expand commercial use of …

Award winning “Taking It To The Streets” summer program returns to Caddo Parish

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AWARD WINNING “TAKING IT TO THE STREETS” SUMMER PROGRAM RETURNS TO CADDO PARISH  Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation is taking health, fitness and community unity to the streets and neighborhoods of Caddo Parish with the return of its award winning “Taking It To The Streets” summer initiative. Taking it to the Streets is a summer “mobile …

Grand reopening of Greenbrook park June 1

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Just in time for summer–join us today for the grand reopening of Greenbrook Park! A community reopening will be held Thursday, July 1 from 5-7pm! Come enjoy light refreshments and check out the park’s newest upgrades: • New playground system and shade structure • New asphalt walking trail • New junior and adult basketball courts • New security lighting • …

Caddo Parish to host community chess clinics in June

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Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation will host a series of chess clinics during the month of June. Clinics are for beginners, intermediate and advanced chess players 6th – 8th grade.  A certified instructor will teach the basic principles, strategies and tactics of chess. All equipment to participate will be provided, including snacks. Chess Clinics will be held at the following locations: Shreve …

Caddo Parish to host inaugural “Girl You Got It” youth basketball camp

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CADDO PARKS AND RECREATION AND FORMER WNBA STAR TO HOST INAUGURAL “GIRL YOU GOT IT” SUMMER BASKETBALL AND EMPOWERMENT CAMP Caddo Parish, LA – The Parish of Caddo is calling all area youth girl basketball players, ages 6-14!  Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation will host its inaugural “Girl You Got It” Summer Basketball and Empowerment Camp on Tuesday, June 13th from …

2023 Parish Summer Event/Program Guide is now available

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CADDO PARISH PARKS & RECREATION RELEASES  SUMMER 2023 PROGRAM GUIDE Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Department has released the Summer 2023 Program Guide, highlighting fun and enriching opportunities for youth, adults, and families. From sport camps/clinics and community festivals, to nature education and crime prevention programs, citizens can find something fun, informative and healthy to do …

Caddo Parish Commission appoints Erica R. Bryant as next Parish Administrator/CEO

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Shreveport, LA – The Caddo Parish Commission selected current Assistant Parish Administrator Erica Richard Bryant as the next Parish Administrator and CEO at the Caddo Parish Commission’s regular meeting held on Thursday, April 20. “We are pleased to announce Erica Bryant as the next Parish Administrator,” said Caddo Commission President Roy Burrell. “Mrs. Bryant brings a wealth of experience to …

TONIGHT: Caddo Parish Middle School track and field championships

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CADDO PARKS AND RECREATION TO HOST MIDDLE SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS   Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with Raising Canes will host the Girls and Boys Middle School Track and Field City Championships on Wednesday, April 19th at Lee Hedges Stadium. Field events will begin at 5:00pm, followed by running events. This championship event will showcase the top …

Two Caddo parks closed due to rising water levels

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CADDO PARKS CLOSED DUE TO RISING WATER LEVELS   Caddo Parish, LA –  After consultation with Cross Lake Patrol, the following Caddo Parish parks and respective boat launch sites will close (effective today) due to rising water levels:   Richard Fleming Park – 7919 West Lakeshore Dr., Shreveport, LA Milton James “Hookie’ Cameron Memorial Park – 10599 Wallace Lake Rd., Shreveport, LA   …

Adjusted hours for Caddo Animal Services April 10-14 due to facility upgrades

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ADJUSTED HOURS FOR CADDO ANIMAL SERVICES DUE TO FACILITY UPGRADES Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Animal Services and Mosquito Control will be open to the public on an adjusted schedule beginning Monday, April 10 through Friday, April 14 due to facility wide HVAC and electrical upgrades. The facility will open from 8am – 1pm daily. During this time, citizens …

Parish of Caddo to host community housing forums

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PARISH OF CADDO TO HOST COMMUNITY HOUSING FORUMS    Caddo Parish, LA – The Parish of Caddo is seeking input from citizens across Caddo Parish on housing related issues.  Several community forums will be held in neighborhoods across Caddo Parish to allow citizens to voice their opinions and concerns.   “As the Parish works to develop sound housing policies and …

Parish of Caddo Administrator/CEO announces retirement

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PARISH OF CADDO ADMINISTRATOR ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT Caddo Parish, LA – Dr. Woodrow Wilson, Jr. is retiring as Administrator and CEO of the Parish of Caddo after seventeen years in the role and twenty-two total years of service to Caddo Parish. Wilson made his announcement at the Caddo Parish Commission’s work session meeting on Monday. “I am grateful to the Commission members who …

Caddo Parks, community organizations joining forces to offer youth crime prevention programs

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CADDO PARKS & RECREATION, LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ARE JOINING FORCES TO OFFER SPRING & SUMMER YOUTH CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS   Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with Caddo Parish Juvenile Services, Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, Project Celebration Inc. and the Kennedy Center are joining forces this spring and summer to …

Application period for Parish Summer Youth Worker Program opens April 2

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APPLICATION PERIOD FOR PARISH SUMMER YOUTH WORKER PROGRAM OPENS APRIL 2 Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish high school and college students are invited to apply for summer work opportunities with the Parish of Caddo. The Parish’s Summer Youth Worker Program provides job placement and vocational experience across Parish of Caddo departments and agencies. “We look forward to the summer …

Caddo Parks and Recreation to host basketball event honoring Devin Myers

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CADDO PARISH PARKS & RECREATION TO HOST 2ND ANNUAL JR. NBA SKILLS CHALLENGE IN MEMORY OF DEVIN MYERS   Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with Raising Canes will host the 2nd Annual Jr. NBA Skills Youth Challenge (ages 7-13).  The event will take place on Saturday, April 1st from 9:00am – 12:00noon at the Huntington High School …

RADM Dion D. English to address Caddo Parish citizens at public meeting March 21

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REAR ADMIRAL DION D. ENGLISH TO ADDRESS PARISH CITIZENS AT MARCH 21 MEETING Caddo Parish, LA – The Caddo Parish Commission will welcome Rear Admiral Dion D. English (RADM) of the United States Navy for a special meeting of the Veterans Affairs and Services Committee. The meeting will take place on March 21 at 10:00am in Government Plaza Chambers, 505 …

Caddo Parks to host city middle school basketball championships March 2

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CADDO PARISH PARKS AND RECREATION TO HOST MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS   Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Raising Canes, will host the 2023 Caddo Parish Girls’ and Boys’ Middle School Basketball City Championships on Thursday, March 2nd at the Centenary Gold Dome, 3482 Dixie Dr, Shreveport, LA. The girls’ championship game will tip off …

Caddo Parish Commission Redistricting Process

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On February 23, 2023 the Caddo Parish Commission adopted Ordinance 6310 of 2023 adopting the new Caddo Parish Commission district lines: Ordinance 6310 Map Plan Components Population Summary Precinct Changes Overview Every 10 years after the release of the U.S. Census, Cities, Parishes, School Boards, and States redraw the lines for election districts to keep population equal on their respective …

Caddo Parks and community fitness partners to host free Fitness in the Park event

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CADDO PARKS AND LOCAL FITNESS INSTRUCTORS TO HOST  “FITNESS IN THE PARK” Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation and local fitness instructors will host “Fitness in the Park” on Saturday, February 25th , from 9:00am – 11:30am at P.B.S Pinchback Park (7903 Jefferson Paige Road, Shreveport, LA). A variety of age appropriate health and fitness workouts will be demonstrated and offered for …

The History of the Juvenile Court for Caddo Parish

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The Juvenile Court for Caddo Parish was the second juvenile court established in Louisiana. First implemented in Orleans Parish in 1908, the juvenile court system empowered a special judge to enforce safeguards for the welfare of children. Subsequently, the Louisiana State Legislature passed an act in 1922 which provided for the creation of another juvenile court and a parish detention …