About MeMy husband transferred to GM here in Shreveport from the Decatur/Huntsville area of North Alabama, home of the beautiful Tennessee River. He retired from GM and is now attending Police Academy in Kilgore, Texas. Our children are growing like weeds, two daughters, Casey is 19, and an education student at Panola College. Jill, is 16 and plays softball for Carthage High Junior Varsity. Our son, Shane, is 14 and plays football and runs track for Carthage Junior High. I was a deejay for 11 years on a morning show in Alabama at WDRM Country 102, but my first full-time job was working for Jerry Falwell's radio station in Lynchburg, Va. I graduated from Liberty University in 1983. I got to hear President Ronald Reagan speak on campus. I also heard Sen. Ted Kennedy speak. Moral Majority accidentally sent Ted Kennedy a membership card, and Kennedy accepted an invitation to visit us. I'd like to meet Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton. I saw McCartney in Dallas before the divorce from Heather Mills, and I've seen Clapton four times. But, it doesn't get any better than a George Jones concert. When I met the Possum back stage as a deejay at a concert in Alabama, Jones says, "Got that red hair." When I introduced him to my husband, he says, "Got that tall husband." However, the greatest things in life: my daughter's first 3-pointer in basketball; my son's first tackle in football, and the day my youngest daughter put all her coins in my purse because she thought I didn't have any money. She was right - I didn't!
Rain Puts a Damper on Road Construction in East Texas
It looks like motorists in East Texas won't be getting a reprieve from road repairs any time soon. Road construction is being hampered in Harrison County, Texas, thanks to rain that is causing delays.
East Texas Teacher Busted for Selling Meth in School Parking Lot
An East Texas junior high teacher has been arrested for selling methamphetamine in the parking lot of the school where he teaches
Constitution Day Celebrated in Carthage at Panola College
How many people knew it was Constitution Day? According to newly elected State Rep. Chris Paddie, none of the people he randomly asked did. Paddie spoke at Panola College in Carthage yesterday after a medley of patriotic music was presented by the Panola College Chorale and band.
Murder Over Anti-Islam Movie Not Warranted: Should It Be Banned? [Poll]
The movie that sparked a violent protest resulting in the death of a United States diplomat and three other Americans is irreverent, but not reason to kill. The movie trailer from "The Innocence of Muslims" offended Muslims when it was circulated over the Internet by portraying the prophet Mohammad as gay, a child molester, offensive and crude.
Rep. John Fleming Supports ‘No More Solyndras Act’
U.S. Congressman John Fleming, of Minden, has released a statement after voting for the "No More Solyndras Act."
Louisiana Forestry Agents Log Arrest for Tree Thief
An East Texas man has been arrested after Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry agents found he didn't pay for thousands of dollars worth of timber.
Shreveport Police Search for Murder Suspects
Shreveport police are looking for two men who sprayed a door full of bullets, killing a man during a possible home invasion robbery last night.
Shreveport’s ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Movie Set in Pieces
The White House is falling in Shreveport, not the nation's capital. Over the next few days, the movie set for "Olympus Has Fallen" is being torn down off Arthur Ray Teague Parkway.
Shreveport Police Charge Shooting Suspect
Shreveport police are searching for a 23 year old man who is wanted in a shooting last month that left two men wounded.
Wear Jeans, Raise Money For Kids at Christus Sutton Children’s Medical Center
Today it was cool to wear jeans to work and school. "Miracle Jeans Day" was celebrated at Christus Schumpert Sutton Children's Medical Center in Shreveport.