Barksdale welcomes new 2nd Bomb Wing Commander Col. Michael Miller

By Jennyne Pinter, The change of command ceremony took place at Barksdale Air Force Base Monday morning as Colonel Ty Neuman passed the 2nd...

Haughton splash pad closed for repairs

The splash pad at Joe Delaney Park has been temporarily closed for repairs. Town employees discovered water leaking from under the foundation in two separate...

Explo VP pleads guilty to conspiracy in Camp Minden explosion investigation

United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that the vice president of Explo Systems Inc. pleaded guilty Thursday to a criminal conspiracy at Camp...

Swan Lake Road expansion project to cause delays for drivers

By Amanda Simmons, Commuters can expect traffic delays on Swan Lake Road for the immediate future. Contractors for the parish are steadily making progress on...

BPT Sports

Photo gallery: Benton Tiger 7-on-7 Charity Invitational

Images from Friday afternoon's action in the Benton Tiger 7-on-7 Charity Invitational tournament at Freedom Fields.

High school baseball/softball: Parkway’s Williams named first-team Class 5A All-State

Parkway senior outfielder Eric “EJ” Williams has been named to the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 5A All-State baseball first team. Williams, the co-Player of...

High school baseball/softball: Benton’s J.D. Stephens named LSWA 4A Coach of...

Benton's J.D. Stephens has been named Coach of the Year on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association's Class 4A All-State baseball team. Benton senior pitcher Andrew...

College softball: BPCC’s Fagan, Favela selected as NJCAA All-Americans

A week after being named an All-American by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, Bossier Parish Community College infielder Chelsea Fagan today was a First-Team...

BPT Life

Obituary – Robert “Bill” Lee Burks, Jr.

Robert “Bill” Lee Burks, Jr. Benton, LA - Robert “Bill” Lee Burks, Jr., Age 48, a life-long resident of Benton, Louisiana, died unexpectedly at his...



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