Roemer remembered for business leadership as much as political career

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EARLY VIEW: Former Gov. Buddy Roemer, believing there was a need for a community bank focused almost exclusively on small business, launched Business First Bank in 2006. Roemer died Monday, May 17, at the age of 77. (File photo)

Leaders around the state today are mourning the death of Buddy Roemer, who died Monday at age 77 following a recent illness. While many are remembering the charismatic former governor for his refor…


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