Bob Lenox, The News-Star

Bob Lenox

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West Monroe, LA, United States

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Past articles by Bob:

Four directions of Monroe development

Opportunity and potential. → Read More

Farmers frustrated with Hwy. 80 detour

A number of farmers in Madison Parish are up in arms over a highway closure that has provided an unwanted obstacle in the middle of harvest season. → Read More

Problems plague Plum Street underpass

A problem-plagued underpass in southern Monroe is expected to experience more closures during severe weather. → Read More

Audit reveals deficit for Village of Epps

The Village had a deficit in its unassigned fund balance of $29,894 as of December 31, 2015, and is working to reduce it by decreasing expenditures and improving collection of water and sewer fees. → Read More

Council passes zoo admission increase

Zoo admission rates are officially set to increase after the Monroe City Council passed the fee proposal in their meeting Tuesday. → Read More

River project has "mighty hill to climb"

A lack of funds flowing for the Ouachita-Black Navigation Project poses a challenge to maintaining operations along the 338 miles of river that runs from Arkansas into Louisiana. → Read More

Mayo commends city's search and rescue team

Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo commended city fire department members of the Region 8 Urban Search and Rescue team and their recent efforts in south Louisiana. → Read More

Costs, concerns rise with flood disasters

Drive down a few scattered roads in towns across Ouachita Parish and you’ll find carports and driveways turned into makeshift repair shops. → Read More

Abandoned baby found at church in Jackson Parish

An abandoned baby was found on the steps of First Baptist Church in Chatham Friday. → Read More

I-20 board seeks to land SSU project

The I-20 Economic Development Board is hopeful to lure a business along I-20's north frontage road in Monroe, but delays may cause the company to opt for a location on the south side of the interstate. → Read More

Water projects aid Tanglewood neighborhood

Two Greater Ouachita Water System projects are poised to benefit the Tanglewood neighborhood in southeastern Ouachita Parish. → Read More

Upgrades set for Osterland ballparks

Baseball diamonds are set to shine at Osterland Recreational Center. → Read More

Police Jury scraps deal for coroner's office

A tenative deal for a building to serve as a new parish coroner's office was withdrawn by the Ouachita Parish Police Jury. → Read More

Wolkart: St. Francis seeks long-term plan

St. Francis Medical Center President and CEO Kristin Wolkart admitted the hospital is struggling, but no decisions have been finalized about the future of its downtown facility. → Read More

City, CenturyLink share achievement award

Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayoand members of the Monroe City Council will make a special presentation to CenturyLink CEO and President Glen Post in celebration of Monroe winning the Louisiana Municipal Association Community Achievement Award for Economic De → Read More

City, CenturyLink share LMA award

Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo recognizes CenturyLink and its CEO/President Glen F. Post III in sharing the LMA Community Achievement Award. The city entered the CenturyLink Technology Center of Excellence for the annual contest. → Read More

Sustainable Sparta: aquifer rises from overuse

A primary water supply in north Louisiana remains within sustainable levels. → Read More

Echols appointed to I-20 board

Monroe City Council District 1 Councilman Michael Echols has been officially appointed to the I-20 Economic Development Board. → Read More

Disability item draws debate over zoo fee increase

Concerns over a request to provide a reduced admission for some disabled individuals brought a debate between the Monroe City Council and the director of the Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo. → Read More

Overton heritage highlights museum's anniversary

Antoine Overton and his son, Anthony, built a legacy in northeastern Louisiana following the days of slavery. → Read More