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9:41am

Fri October 31, 2014
Local

President Jimmy Carter urges more support for Community Renewal International

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President Jimmy Carter gave the keynote address Thursday as part of a tribute event at Municipal Auditorium that marked the 20th anniversary of Shreveport-based charity Community Renewal International. Carter was moved by musical acts, including the Shreveport Community Church Singers and the Centenary College Choir.

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9:08am

Wed October 15, 2014
Business

Whole Foods Market makes it official in Shreveport

Whole Foods Market is building a 32,000 square-foot grocery store in Shreveport at East 70th Street and Fern Avenue.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Construction on a Whole Foods Market is officially underway in Shreveport.

It marks the sixth grocery store in Louisiana for the Austin, Texas-based chain that specializes in natural and organic products, and prepared foods.

At a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, the company’s executive marketing coordinator for the southwest region Laura Zappi reassured Shreveporters who have pined for Whole Foods that the attraction was always mutual.

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9:11am

Mon September 15, 2014
Business

Shreveport-based Pandabit collects e-waste for fundraising

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A Shreveport-based electronics recycling business has created a fundraising model for organizations to make money from e-waste deposited in recycling receptacles.

Pandabit CEO John-Scott Thompson says his “feed the panda” campaigns are catching on. He has five employees who are running two campaigns a week. Thompson splits proceeds with an organization 50-50.

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10:55am

Fri September 12, 2014
Arts

Vintage Greyhound buses roll into Shreveport

A 1937 Greyhound Yellow Coach meets the Cincinnati skyline, as part of the company's Centennial Tour.
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Classic Greyhound motor coaches will be on display Saturday in Shreveport as part of a nationwide tour Greyhound is doing to mark its century-old existence.

Greyhound gutted one of its buses and created a mobile museum to showcase its history. Greyhound’s senior marketing manager Nicole Recker says the vintage fleet – like a 1937 Yellow Coach – is usually only seen in the movies.

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10:45am

Mon May 5, 2014
Local

American Begonia Society's annual meeting set for Shreveport

The American Begonia Society will host its southwest regional annual meeting in Shreveport this month, the first time it’s been held in Louisiana.

The three-day event will include garden tours, seminars, and a begonia show and sale, according to event coordinator Freda Holley of Ruston, La.

Holley began growing begonias more than 40 years ago, and now has about 300 of them in her yard. With more than 1,400 species, she says, the semi-tropical begonia is grown worldwide.

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