Police Jury to Hire Financial Manager

The Lincoln Parish Police Jury last night voted to create and advertise for a new staff position, that of Financial Manager. Jury President Richard Durrett asked that the permanent position of Parish Treasurer be left unfilled, and that Laura Hartt continue as a contract internal auditor.

Said Durrett, “This individual will handle the majority of the daily financial management of the jury. The administrator will continue to serve as the interim treasurer.”

The vote was unanimous.

Here is the job description and qualifications.

Durrett also recommended that payroll services be outsourced. Hartt had suggested that a critical task of that nature should have more resources allocated to it.

That vote was also unanimous.

The tax resolution for 2021 property taxes was also passed, but there was one dissenting vote, District Four’s T J Cranford.

Prior to the vote, there was a bit of discussion over how much more money would be collected by the slight increase in rates.

It was estimated that the new rate would collect about $30 thousand/year more than the 2020 rate. That would mean a homeowner with a $200 thousand house would pay about $0.88 more per year, it was said.

The jury passed unanimously a resolution in support of the upcoming Lincoln Parish Library tax vote. That vote is set for Saturday, October 9.

That tax rate is 4.49 mils and is for a ten-year term. The prior tax rate approved in 2010 was for a maximum of 5.99 mils.

Last year, the library’s first attempt to renew the tax at a rate of 5.85 for ten years was defeated 57% to 43%.

During reports, Lincoln Parish Homeland Security Director Kip Franklin updated the jury on the status of the various FEMA grants and awards.

See here the report.

The Public Works Committee approved a revised animal control ordinance. LPSO Deputy Rob Sasser was on hand to answer questions.

Sasser had made a presentation to the jury last January.

161 Responses to “Police Jury to Hire Financial Manager”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Thank you TJ

    • Anonymous Says:

      Plot
      Act I
      The protagonist of Hamlet is Prince Hamlet of Denmark, son of the recently deceased King Hamlet, and nephew of King Claudius, his father’s brother and successor. Claudius hastily married King Hamlet’s widow, Gertrude, Hamlet’s mother, and took the throne for himself. Denmark has a long-standing feud with neighbouring Norway, in which King Hamlet slew King Fortinbras of Norway in a battle some years ago. Although Denmark defeated Norway and the Norwegian throne fell to King Fortinbras’s infirm brother, Denmark fears that an invasion led by the dead Norwegian king’s son, Prince Fortinbras, is imminent.
      On a cold night on the ramparts of Elsinore, the Danish royal castle, the sentries Bernardo and Marcellus discuss a ghost resembling the late King Hamlet which they have recently seen, and bring Prince Hamlet’s friend Horatio as a witness. After the ghost appears again, the three vow to tell Prince Hamlet what they have witnessed.
      As the court gathers the next day, while King Claudius and Queen Gertrude discuss affairs of state with their elderly adviser Polonius, Hamlet looks on glumly. During the court, Claudius grants permission for Polonius’s son Laertes to return to school in France and sends envoys to inform the King of Norway about Fortinbras. Claudius also scolds Hamlet for continuing to grieve over his father and forbids him to return to his schooling in Wittenberg. After the court exits, Hamlet despairs of his father’s death and his mother’s hasty remarriage. Learning of the ghost from Horatio, Hamlet resolves to see it himself.

      Horatio, Hamlet, and the ghost (Artist: Henry Fuseli, 1789)[5]
      As Polonius’s son Laertes prepares to depart for a visit to France, Polonius offers him advice that culminates in the maxim “to thine own self be true.”[6] Polonius’s daughter, Ophelia, admits her interest in Hamlet, but Laertes warns her against seeking the prince’s attention, and Polonius orders her to reject his advances. That night on the rampart, the ghost appears to Hamlet, telling the prince that he was murdered by Claudius and demanding that Hamlet avenge him. Hamlet agrees, and the ghost vanishes. The prince confides to Horatio and the sentries that from now on he plans to “put an antic disposition on”, or act as though he has gone mad, and forces them to swear to keep his plans for revenge secret; however, he remains uncertain of the ghost’s reliability.
      Act II
      Soon thereafter, Ophelia rushes to her father, telling him that Hamlet arrived at her door the prior night half-undressed and behaving erratically. Polonius blames love for Hamlet’s madness and resolves to inform Claudius and Gertrude. As he enters to do so, the king and queen finish welcoming Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two student acquaintances of Hamlet, to Elsinore. The royal couple has requested that the students investigate the cause of Hamlet’s mood and behaviour. Additional news requires that Polonius wait to be heard: messengers from Norway inform Claudius that the King of Norway has rebuked Prince Fortinbras for attempting to re-fight his father’s battles. The forces that Fortinbras had conscripted to march against Denmark will instead be sent against Poland, though they will pass through Danish territory to get there.
      Polonius tells Claudius and Gertrude his theory regarding Hamlet’s behaviour and speaks to Hamlet in a hall of the castle to try to uncover more information. Hamlet feigns madness and subtly insults Polonius all the while. When Rosencrantz and Guildenstern arrive, Hamlet greets his “friends” warmly but quickly discerns that they are spies. Hamlet admits that he is upset at his situation but refuses to give the true reason, instead commenting on “What a piece of work is a man”. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern tell Hamlet that they have brought along a troupe of actors that they met while traveling to Elsinore. Hamlet, after welcoming the actors and dismissing his friends-turned-spies, asks them to deliver a soliloquy about the death of King Priam and Queen Hecuba at the climax of the Trojan War. Impressed by their delivery of the speech, he plots to stage The Murder of Gonzago, a play featuring a death in the style of his father’s murder and to determine the truth of the ghost’s story, as well as Claudius’s guilt or innocence, by studying Claudius’s reaction.
      Act III
      Polonius forces Ophelia to return Hamlet’s love letters and tokens of affection to the prince while he and Claudius watch from afar to evaluate Hamlet’s reaction. Hamlet is walking alone in the hall as the King and Polonius await Ophelia’s entrance, musing whether “to be or not to be”. When Ophelia enters and tries to return Hamlet’s things, Hamlet accuses her of immodesty and cries “get thee to a nunnery”, though it is unclear whether this, too, is a show of madness or genuine distress. His reaction convinces Claudius that Hamlet is not mad for love. Shortly thereafter, the court assembles to watch the play Hamlet has commissioned. After seeing the Player King murdered by his rival pouring poison in his ear, Claudius abruptly rises and runs from the room; for Hamlet, this is proof positive of his uncle’s guilt.

      Hamlet mistakenly stabs Polonius (Artist: Coke Smyth, 19th century).
      Gertrude summons Hamlet to her chamber to demand an explanation. Meanwhile, Claudius talks to himself about the impossibility of repenting, since he still has possession of his ill-gotten goods: his brother’s crown and wife. He sinks to his knees. Hamlet, on his way to visit his mother, sneaks up behind him but does not kill him, reasoning that killing Claudius while he is praying will send him straight to heaven while his father’s ghost is stuck in purgatory. In the queen’s bedchamber, Hamlet and Gertrude fight bitterly. Polonius, spying on the conversation from behind a tapestry, calls for help as Gertrude, believing Hamlet wants to kill her, calls out for help herself.
      Hamlet, believing it is Claudius, stabs wildly, killing Polonius, but he pulls aside the curtain and sees his mistake. In a rage, Hamlet brutally insults his mother for her apparent ignorance of Claudius’s villainy, but the ghost enters and reprimands Hamlet for his inaction and harsh words. Unable to see or hear the ghost herself, Gertrude takes Hamlet’s conversation with it as further evidence of madness. After begging the queen to stop sleeping with Claudius, Hamlet leaves, dragging Polonius’s corpse away.
      Act IV
      Hamlet jokes with Claudius about where he has hidden Polonius’s body, and the king, fearing for his life, sends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to accompany Hamlet to England with a sealed letter to the English king requesting that Hamlet be executed immediately.
      Unhinged by grief at Polonius’s death, Ophelia wanders Elsinore. Laertes arrives back from France, enraged by his father’s death and his sister’s madness. Claudius convinces Laertes that Hamlet is solely responsible, but a letter soon arrives indicating that Hamlet has returned to Denmark, foiling Claudius’s plan. Claudius switches tactics, proposing a fencing match between Laertes and Hamlet to settle their differences. Laertes will be given a poison-tipped foil, and, if that fails, Claudius will offer Hamlet poisoned wine as a congratulation. Gertrude interrupts to report that Ophelia has drowned, though it is unclear whether it was suicide or an accident caused by her madness.

      The gravedigger scene[a] (Artist: Eugène Delacroix, 1839)
      Act V
      Horatio has received a letter from Hamlet, explaining that the prince escaped by negotiating with pirates who attempted to attack his England-bound ship, and the friends reunite offstage. Two gravediggers discuss Ophelia’s apparent suicide while digging her grave. Hamlet arrives with Horatio and banters with one of the gravediggers, who unearths the skull of a jester from Hamlet’s childhood, Yorick. Hamlet picks up the skull, saying “alas, poor Yorick” as he contemplates mortality. Ophelia’s funeral procession approaches, led by Laertes. Hamlet and Horatio initially hide, but when Hamlet realizes that Ophelia is the one being buried, he reveals himself, proclaiming his love for her. Laertes and Hamlet fight by Ophelia’s graveside, but the brawl is broken up.
      Back at Elsinore, Hamlet explains to Horatio that he had discovered Claudius’s letter with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’s belongings and replaced it with a forged copy indicating that his former friends should be killed instead. A foppish courtier, Osric, interrupts the conversation to deliver the fencing challenge to Hamlet. Hamlet, despite Horatio’s pleas, accepts it. Hamlet does well at first, leading the match by two hits to none, and Gertrude raises a toast to him using the poisoned glass of wine Claudius had set aside for Hamlet. Claudius tries to stop her but is too late: she drinks, and Laertes realizes the plot will be revealed. Laertes slashes Hamlet with his poisoned blade. In the ensuing scuffle, they switch weapons, and Hamlet wounds Laertes with his own poisoned sword. Gertrude collapses and, claiming she has been poisoned, dies. In his dying moments, Laertes reconciles with Hamlet and reveals Claudius’s plan. Hamlet rushes at Claudius and kills him. As the poison takes effect, Hamlet, hearing that Fortinbras is marching through the area, names the Norwegian prince as his successor. Horatio, distraught at the thought of being the last survivor and living whilst Hamlet does not, says he will commit suicide by drinking the dregs of Gertrude’s poisoned wine, but Hamlet begs him to live on and tell his story. Hamlet dies in Horatio’s arms, proclaiming “the rest is silence”. Fortinbras, who was ostensibly marching towards Poland with his army, arrives at the palace, along with an English ambassador bringing news of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’s deaths. Horatio promises to recount the full story of what happened, and Fortinbras, seeing the entire Danish royal family dead, takes the crown for himself and orders a military funeral to honour Hamlet.

      • Anonymous Says:

        Something is rotten in the Parish of Lincoln.

      • Greywolf Says:

        Good grief..crazy much

      • Anonymous Says:

        Leave it to the educated populace of Lincoln Parish to post a plot summary of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in response to the chaos of their police jury. I gotta ask though…who is Rosencrantz and Guildenstern in the Lincoln Parish plot? Have a bet on Claudius…Osric is totally miscast. That should be Postel.

      • Anonymous Says:

        🤣🤣🤣
        “When you’re driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that’s a ‘post turtle.’

        You know he didn’t get up there by himself; he doesn’t belong up there; he doesn’t know what to do while he’s up there, and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass put him up there.”

  2. Anonymous Says:

    What a circus. Financial manager / treasurer. Tomato / tomato . All the same. Different wording same circus. Act ten by now?

    • Anonymous Says:

      Thought it would stop with the new guys, but it’s just worse than I ever remember it.

      • Anonymous Says:

        So much worse. Hate to admit live here. Financial manager? They have had ample opportunities for the best treasurers. This “ financial manager “ newly created / relabeled will make applicants run away. And this new person will be accountable to Postel? And audited by Hart? That’s enough to discourage anyone.

        • Anonymous Says:

          Postel is trouble and always will be.

          • Anonymous Says:

            But he doesn’t think he has to “tell his side of the story.” Maybe he doesn’t realize he works for the public now?

            • Anonymous Says:

              I saw that too. I like that sentiment for a personal life. But when you’re talking about somebody who works for the taxpayers it’s totally wrong to take that position. Answers are necessary.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Jurors or Postel would not listen to Hyde. Hyde’s ideas were not what they wanted. Does Durrett and Postel just want control? What a joke, all of them. This won’t work either. And they wonder why they can’t get a tax passed. Close the Library and the Police Jury Office. Next they will want to contract the Administrator’s job. Are they just repaying some favors or what? Inadequate, incompetent staff who can’t even run a monthly payroll. Embarrassing to the residents and taxpayers of Lincoln Parish. They should be ashamed of themselves except they are to uneducated/incompetent to know.

    • Greywolf Says:

      Hyde is an idiot and you referencing him this late in the game shows your idiocy at 11:46. Go to bed mr Hyde, and stop stirring up bulls**t

      • Anonymous Says:

        Hyde was part of a string of high turnover in that position. Why was that? Why did so many treasurers leave in such a short amount of time? The jurors are the jokes, the administrator is a joke, “Mr. Greywolf.” And you’re probably a juror. Stop attempting to take the focus off the the real problem: the incompetence of the jury.

        Are you man or woman enough to try and make a difference and fix the problems? Or will you just keep defending the sh**show?

    • Anonymous Says:

      Don’t know about Hyde but it does look like a favors for favors racket. Perception is everything in politics. If these jurors don’t realize that then they deserve to be booted in the next election.

      Public perception does not work in their favor right now.

      • Anonymous Says:

        Hart part of problem too. She left the jury. She left the city. Didn’t stay long at either. Now they pay her again ? They deserve her if they took her back. Be very leary but watch . Politics. Would you let Hyde back to “ audit “
        Then why allow Hart back.
        They both resigned after only short time .

        • Anonymous Says:

          It’s who you know, ya know?!

          • Anonymous Says:

            Interesting that Hartt resurfaced immediately after Hyde left. Was she already in the shadows?

            • Anonymous Says:

              What’s in it for her other than money? Who does she schmooze with? She left them once. She then left city to go to her husbands cpa firm so why not just do that? Why bother with the jury?

              • Anonymous Says:

                Why would jury bother with her? She left them high and dry before. They assumed she would be there for years.

        • Greywolf Says:

          Sounds like mrs hart just answered the phone when the jury needed some reliable help after that pretender Hyde left with no notice. Smart lady in my opinion

      • Anonymous Says:

        Don’t blame Hart or Hyde. That’s too easy…and honestly completely wrong. And it’s a scapegoat they want you to follow as if you’re their sheep. Blame the people who are in charge. All of this is the jury’s responsibility, right? And the administrator’s. The administrator right? This “re-org” gives a lot of power and scope to the administrator—a bureaucrat at this point—who will stay in that role until the LPPJ decides to terminate that relationship. As we know…they are willing to protect their relationship with this administrator at all costs. Wonder why? He owes a couple of those jurors. If all this stuff that’s been in the news has been true, he owes them for his job. Which he desperately needed at the time he got it. Curious. Just sayin’

  4. Anonymous Says:

    🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢
    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
    🤷‍♂️

  5. Anonymous Says:

    I love Lincoln Parish for making my parish look honest by comparison.

  6. Tracy Calloway Says:

    Durrett is probably making the right move by keeping Hartt as a consulting treasurer and hiring a financial manager to handle the day-to-day operations. It appears to be the most economical means for digging themselves out of their current mess. I’ve seen five treasurers in the nearly ten years I worked for the parish. I don’t blame any of them for short tenures as many of you seem to be doing. All five were intelligent hard-working people. The treasurer position is a difficult and very technical position. Doing that position while being constantly pestered by jurors makes it even tougher.

    With the exception of Mr. Durrett who wasn’t on the jury at the time, the entire jury is responsible for the inexperience, poor judgement, and bad financial decisions displayed by its administrator and they are responsible for the upheaval surrounding the treasurer position. The little coup some jurors pulled that removed me from the position of parish administrator before I even started had nothing to do with my qualifications, experience, or ability to do the job. Additionally, the appointment of Postel had nothing to do with his experience or qualifications, since he had zero experience in local government. The fact that jurors were choosing their administrator based on factors other than qualifications and experience should be of great concern to the citizens of this parish. Something much bigger was going on here.

    In my opinion, the wasteful use of tax dollars in the last year has been astounding. First, the jury accepted excessive salary request despite Postel having no local government experience, presumably based on his management experience. Follow that up with some of Postel’s costly decision making like attempting the give the FEMA grant money to the City without asking the police jury and setting the millage rate incorrectly while trying to blame it on the Assessor. Hyde may have made some mistakes, but the fault still lies with the administrator. Perhaps if Postel had used some of his managerial insight, he could have seen that Hyde was struggling and hired Hartt as a consultant BEFORE the trouble started. Instead, tax dollars are being spent on high-dollar consultants and yet more staff.

    I’ve said it before Postel is bad for the parish and so are the jurors who put him in that position. The term “post turtle” comes to mind every time I think of him. Look it up…you’ll agree. If you are a concerned citizen, please consider running for police jury, and be sure to vote! Please replace this broken jury and start fresh.

    • Anonymous Says:

      He had been promised that job. You could tell by the look on his face when he found out he didn’t get it.

    • Anonymous Says:

      As we know with his history at Delta, he doesn’t have managerial insight. He puts his employees on the chopping block whenever his own reputation is in question.

      • Anonymous Says:

        And why don’t we know if the delta rumors were true? Friends in high places? How has that not been made public?

    • Anonymous Says:

      I thought you left Lincoln Parish?

    • Anonymous Says:

      Please tell me you realize they did you a favor. Do you really want to be dealing with these low-lifes now?

    • Anonymous Says:

      You gotta love a manager who will take a hit for his people. That’s what a manager is supposed to do. Get them the help they need because the manager is responsible for anything that comes out of his office. It’s the way the best businesses are run. If you have a manager throwing people under the bus? Ask yourself. What kind of manager is this who doesn’t know how to help his people succeed?

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Postel missed his calling or did he?

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Reminder: during the evaluations when it was time to evaluate, Postel got reemed and Hyde was commended by even by Durrett. Then a month later things changed. Watch the YouTube videos. I-as a citizen—want to know the truth. What changed? How did Postel get so ingratiated and Hyde so not acceptable within the space of 30 days?

    Curiouser and curiouser.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Anathema to self-aggrandizing politicians in a democratic republic? An involved populace. Please get involved. Make sure they hear your voice.

  10. Greywolf Says:

    Cmon Walter, why do let all these idiots post on your forum knowing half the truth. Durrett is doing great, Postel is running the parish as good as he can, and your boy Hyde should be prosecuted for the shambles he left LPPJ in. It’s a blessing Hyde isn’t a CPA bc if he was we’d file a complaint with the CPA governing board to have him disbarred. Stop toting Hyde’s water

    • Greywoulf Says:

      Walt this is less entertainment than when your boy Brad Leblanc showed up and tried to grift the city of Ruston. Don’t be like your your boy hyde, he’s an idiot

    • Anonymous Says:

      People are frustrated with their pj. It shows in the comments. It’s not about Hyde. It’s about the decisions YOU as part of a governing body have made. Stop trying to take the focus off of it.

      • Anonymous Says:

        The people of Lincoln Parish lost a great mind when Hyde left. If the jury had listened to him, the parish would be progressing to a better place instead of sinking.

      • Anonymous Says:

        We are. It started with the botched appointment of Postel last year.

        • Anonymous Says:

          The pj doesn’t take responsibility for that glaring lack of ethics. They scapegoat every chance they get to protect the weak administrator they appointed AND their poor choices. Even the best that “Greywolf” ( i.e. Walker or some member of the pj ) has to say is that Postel is “doing as good as he can.” Not a glowing review if you ask me.

    • Anonymous Says:

      Greywolf as in the mayor? All that white hair

    • Anonymous Says:

      Agree

  11. Anonymous Says:

    So who is the Inadequate, incompetent staff who can’t even run a monthly payroll? Hyde’s stupid ass ?? NO. He couldn’t run a correct budget report according to the paper and that’s one reason the Library’s budget is screwed. According to the Hartt, the current payroll officer has an accounting degree and has been doing payroll for over 10 years so payroll is not the problem, treasurer duties were the problem. According to the Jury meeting on youtube, the outsource was for the payroll staff to help with other accounting and treasurer functions and not payroll specifically. Hartt said payroll is only 30% and her degree can help in other ways. Taxes being passed is voted on by the public stupid not the Jury.

    • Anonymous Says:

      Well…this post is completely incomprehensible. Angry much?

    • Anonymous Says:

      No one in the above 70+ comments mentioned “staff who can’t even run a monthly payroll.” Someone in the administrator’s office is on the defensive.

      • Anonymous Says:

        And totally batsh** crazy. Jerri Lynn is that you?

        • Anonymous Says:

          The Batsh** still has a job

          • Anonymous Says:

            Who are you referring to that doesn’t?

            • TCT Says:

              You know that you have to be half crazy to work for the police jury. If you aren’t crazy when you get there your crazy when you leave or they teach you.

              • Anonymous Says:

                Tct as your posting name? Seriously? Don’t even pretend. Calloway would not be okay with you doing that even though you’re attempting to use his name. Grow a brain.

          • Anonymous Says:

            I think it’s cool that Jeri Lynn just admitted she was batsh** crazy.

      • Anonymous Says:

        Anonymous Says: 07/15/2021 at 11:46 pm

        “Inadequate, incompetent staff who can’t even run a monthly payroll.”

        • Anonymous Says:

          Ah…see it. That looks like a Hyde comment. From what I know their HR is unafflicted by the main problems in that office. People are throwing stones that don’t deserve to be thrown.

    • Tracy Calloway Says:

      Actually, someone did say ” Inadequate, incompetent staff who can’t even run a monthly payroll.” The anonymous poster at 7/15 11:46. And, there’s a lot wrong with that statement.

      First, payroll is run every two weeks, not monthly. Second, the staff who run payroll for LPPJ are very competent. Never been late. She and I once even moved here computer down to the basement when there was no power in the courthouse except the generator-supported server room. She sat down there and completed payroll with the hurricane only hours away from hitting Ruston. BTW, Hyde was there too. They are looking at outsourcing payroll so her talents can be used in other ways. I’m onboard with that move.

      However, for an entity that has not grown significantly in size for the 10 years I was there, the PJ admin staff sure is growing a lot. For most of Courtney’s tenure, he ran that office with himself, the treasurer, HR/payroll person, purchasing person, administrative assistant, and a receptionist. Now add to that an assistant parish administrator, a financial manager, a part time consulting treasurer, and now their outsourcing payroll so the payroll person can help with other functions. Sounds like they’re boosting staff to compensate for poor leadership to me.

      Anonymous at 8:26a I felt that same as you…that “doing as good as he can” was not a glowing review at all. Laughable actually. If this is as good as he can do, then he’s just helping me prove my point.

      • Tracy Calloway Says:

        It took me a minute to type this response. Didn’t know that someone had already addressed the payroll comment.

      • Anonymous Says:

        I heard they were looking at hiring a full-time engineer too. Hearsay though. Courtney didn’t have a full-time engineer either.

        • Anonymous Says:

          Agreed Courtney did not

          • Anonymous Says:

            If there were any decency left there would be a public apology issued to Tracy and a desperate plea to ask him to come back and set Lincoln Parish on the right track. But like another commenter alluded to, I’m sure he’s no longer interested in helping out. They had their chance and lost it.

            • Tracy Calloway Says:

              Thank you for the kind words.

            • Anonymous Says:

              Let’s consider the decency of this jury’s actions. Then consider the decency displayed by the juror I saw laugh in Calloway’s face the night it happened. They can’t admit they’re wrong now. They’re digging their heels in deeper. And spending more of your tax dollars than is necessary in the process.

      • Anonymous Says:

        Couldn’t they be using the money they’re spending in the administrator’s office to fix the issue with the trash sites? That’s the platform a few of those jurors ran and won on. See nothing happening with that though. They don’t want to pay for people to man those sites? But they’re willing to pay for all this extra staff in administration? Just an idea.

        • Anonymous Says:

          They don’t need a made up position for financial manager. They just need a decent treasurer . One that won’t bail when times get hard like the last few have done after only a year or less . Imagine if everyone did that in life. Constant turnover in companies. We all have bosses and hard conditions yet we don’t up and leave.

          • Anonymous Says:

            Ironically, that’s the trend with most young folk nowadays. This ain’t your pawpaw’s generation.

          • Anonymous Says:

            Maybe you’re underestimating the obstacles of the job?

            • Anonymous Says:

              Would the jury be considered an obstacle?

              • Anonymous Says:

                This jury is an obstacle. I want to change that. Do you care enough to make the effort? Or will you just keep commenting with the hopes that someone else will stand up and do the right thing? I plan to make a difference.

  12. Heisenberg Says:

    Mr Curtis, you need to get rid of Hyde. Just ask for references from LPPJ and city of west Monroe….you’ll be enlightened. Don’t know why the Marshall’s office up there in Ruston would hire an “abuser”

    • Heisenberg Says:

      We’re sorry, no disrespect…marshal Curtis. Glad to be back, we missed this hokey forum

      • Anonymous Says:

        You’re totally disrespecting Curtis and that’s not okay. Curtis…like all of the people running for Marshall…is a really good guy. You better check yourself.

    • Anonymous Says:

      Heisenberg — shut the f*** up. All you do is stir up sh**. Nobody cares what you’re up to . You’re about to be out of a job anyway come the next election. I hope you have another job lined up. (Not really) cause we’re freakin’ tired of being gouged on our taxes..

  13. Heisenberg Says:

    And abuser means so many things for mr Hyde. So be careful Walt, you don’t want to tote this guys water….. Tracy is a smart guy and knows to cut this ole boy loose

    • Anonymous Says:

      Stop using Tracy’s name as if you know him in any way. He IS smart. He IS good. He IS ethical. And in no way do you have a right to co-opt that. Lincoln Parish had its chance. Your jurors made a choice. Live with it.

      • Heisenberg Says:

        Tracy’s wife… go to bed

        • Anonymous Says:

          Walker wishes he had a wife that would come to his defense? He wants to be the kind of person that engenders the kind of loyalty that good men deserve. Maybe if he didn’t throw his wives away as though they were chattel…he could accomplish that. What a good Christian man.

        • Anonymous Says:

          Not Tracy’s wife. But it’s very telling that you think I am.

          • Anonymous Says:

            What are you going on about then. All they are saying is that Tracy is smart and shouldn’t get associated with Hyde’s bs. They both got burned, but the key difference is Hyde burned himself.

            • Anonymous Says:

              Tracy is not even in the same zip code anymore. But the fact that he can comment here and get such a response should be a wake up call to the people who made him a martyr.

              • Anonymous Says:

                If Calloway had stayed as administrator they could have been Dr Calloway and Mr Hyde 🤣 He would have been forced to deal with the Hyde fallout and not Postel

                • Anonymous Says:

                  Okay that’s funny. But not really. And that would’ve been a challenge. One that he would have been up to.

                • Anonymous Says:

                  I get it. Postel was not ready to face the problems he was forced to deal with. Give him a break. He didn’t know what he needed to handle…

                • Anonymous Says:

                  Dr. Calloway retired 20+ years ago and would have had zero patience with Hyde.

      • Anonymous Says:

        I don’t know what everyone is upset about because my juror is a-ok

  14. Heisenberg Says:

    Sorry to upset you Mr Hyde, but we know all about the questionable activity. Don’t think you’re gonna intimidate us like you did the LPPJ staff. Walt, cut this clown off and do something decent for a change

    • Anonymous Says:

      Shut up Heisenberg

      • Anonymous Says:

        Hyde had no control over the LPPJ staff. JESUS making sure the public is informed and ready to make good decisions is a major responsibility. Give credit where it is due.

        • Heisenberg Says:

          Hyde, you were a poor manager and wanted to control your staff by intimidation and passing off your tasks so you could be free to do God knows what (we know). The Marshall will see this as well we’re guessing, or at least the staff will. No wonder you quit without notice, must’ve been hell knowing no one had any respect for you at LPPJ. Maybe your dad can get you out of this one too. Walt, cut this clown off

          • Anonymous Says:

            Curtis is nobody’s fool. If he hired Hyde despite the spin and scapegoating coming form the pj’s office, he had a good reason. Stop trying to spin and scapegoat for the pj dude. They will never gain back the respect they’ve lost.

          • Anonymous Says:

            Hyde had no staff

    • Anonymous Says:

      Yeah. Cut this clown off. Please Walt. Block Heisenberg’s IP address…

  15. Anonymous Says:

    Guys. Instead of being negative, let’s give some constructive response about what you think could be used to make our parish a better place to live. And let’s hope they listen…

  16. Anonymous Says:

    You gotta love a manager who will take a hit for his people. That’s what a manager is supposed to do. Get them the help they need because the manager is responsible for anything that comes out of his office. It’s the way the best businesses are run. If you have a manager throwing people under the bus? Ask yourself. What kind of manager is this who doesn’t know how to help his people succeed?

  17. Jennifer Calloway Says:

    Thank you to the people supporting Tracy whoever you are. (I think I know.)

    I’m happy that so many people see what a good person Tracy is. I’m also happy that he’s not involved in the mess that is the Lincoln Parish Police Jury anymore. It’s satisfying to know he still has support there, even though we no longer live there. But we’ll leave the problem solving to the people who still care. Good luck!

  18. Rick Godley Says:

    Recent census #’s reveal that the Anonymous Family name now exceeds the Colvin Family name in North Louisiana.

    • Tracy Calloway Says:

      True that, Rick. I wish some of these folks would use their real name, although I’m certain many of them could have their jobs on the line if they did. I can respect that.

      • Anonymous Says:

        I do know this. You would have never asked your treasurer to circumvent procedure.

      • Rick Godley Says:

        Didn’t some of the guards at Treblinka use that kind of logic? Someone wiser than me once wrote, IF we walk in the light as he is in the light, THEN we have fellowship? Otherwise, we’re gonna get what we got. Time to fess up and Face up and complain as it gets worse. Unless we all want to play Charades. At least there’s honesty in that admission. I can respect that.

  19. Anonymous Says:

    Kind of like voting in secret. If you had to sign ballot everybody would know who u voted for and it would expose a lot of lying

    • Heisenberg Says:

      And that poser Chris Hyde would have never been hired

      • Anonymous Says:

        Thank you Heisenberg. You are so right. Poser all the way. The jury lost their minds when they hired him. Glad it bit them later. They just don’t learn.

        • Anonymous Says:

          They lost their minds more when they hired Postel.

          • Anonymous Says:

            He’s a fake it til you make it kinda guy but he’s just not making it…

            • Anonymous Says:

              Postel is actually doing a decent job.

              • Anonymous Says:

                Questionable. But even if that’s the case, it’s not good enough. Since our jurors put him there the way they did, he needs to be a lot better than “decent.” That complete lack of ethics needs to have a return on investment that I’m just not seeing.

  20. Anonymous Says:

    Did the marshal’s office just hire Hyde? If so that’s a game changer. Other governmental entities are not buying the pj’s spin. The pj doesn’t have the golden boy they thought they did. Hyde was thrown under the bus by the pj and its administrator. You never heard anything about failed audits until Postel was in charge. Even through the high turnover.

    • Anonymous Says:

      But Hyde started before Postel correct? So Hyde was responsible for the failed audit.

      • Anonymous Says:

        Hyde’s dad needs to take a leather belt to that boy and get him ship shape

      • Anonymous Says:

        Not necessarily. Isn’t the administrator responsible for whatever comes out of that office? Courtney never had these problems. High turnover? Yes. Audit issues? No. Maybe because he had a background in accounting? And yet the pj keeps throwing money at a sinking ship to bolster the weak administrator they hired. Are they being good stewards of our money?

        • Anonymous Says:

          They hired a less than wannabe green treasurer. Get over it . Now they reap the consequences .

          • Anonymous Says:

            Maybe. But I will never get over the wasteful use of my taxes because they were throwing favors around.

  21. Anonymous Says:

    Choose your leaders
    And just bend over

    …strength in numbers

  22. Anonymous Says:

    What has happened to our political system? Number one, we have removed GOD from our daily lives. So called Christian Church associations has been taken over by people that fear man but don’t fear God. Money and the power that comes with it has replaced God. Our political system has been corrupted by men and women that represents not we the people but themselves and their campaign donors with deep pockets. Schools have become indoctrination centers for the leftist agenda.

  23. Anonymous Says:

    Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of. Darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. Ephesians 5:11-12

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