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The Minden City Council meeting scheduled for this evening has been postponed. An email sent to media outlets this morning from City Hall stated “Mayor Terry L. Gardner, mayor of the City of Minden, tested positive for the COVID-19 virus on Sunday morning, July 5, 2020. Fortunately, he has been diagnosed with a mild case […]

After 87 years, a statue that stood at the foot of Jacqueline Park between Broadway and Main Street known as “The Confederate Memorial” was taken down quietly Friday night for historical preservation. The statue, that of a Confederate soldier, had occupied the space in the park since 1933, and for several years been planned to […]

Governor John Bel Edwards has appointed Wayne Edwards as the interim District A councilman effective today, June 26, 2020. In a letter to Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin, found here, the governor has requested for Edwards to be issued a commission for Council Member, District A, City of Minden, Parish of Webster. In an e-mail […]

A social media post by City Councilwoman Pam Bloxom has caused a number of citizens in Minden to respond by demanding she be removed or step down from her position. Bloxom’s post, made Sunday on her personal Facebook page, said, “Do you realize African Americans in this country are a mere 15% of the total […]

MINDEN – Serena Gray, executive director of the Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Commission, will be the guest speaker for the June 11 meeting of the Minden Lions Club. Raised in Lafayette, Serena made her way to north Louisiana as a student at Louisiana Tech University, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political […]

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Education and the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today announced the deadline for families to apply for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program has been extended one week, from June 8 to June 15. June 15 is the final application deadline for the program. […]

Louisiana Tech University recently announced graduates for the Spring of 2020. A Commencement Ceremony will be held on August 15th. A number of Webster Parish students are included in the Spring 2020 list of graduates. Cotton Valley Markalien Christine Bevans – Bachelor of Science Alexis Caroline Burford – Bachelor of Science – Secondary Education and […]

Via several videos posted to Minden High School’s Facebook page, a number of Sports Awards were presented to close out the 2019/2020 school year. Archery Awards: Top Shooter: Audrey Jones Tennis Awards: Top Boy: Carter Barnett Top Girl: Alex Reynolds Bowling Awards: Most Improved: Jakinsia Crew All District Honorable Mention: Destenee Woodard, Jaylen Green, Eric Mims, […]

Pending a quorum, the Minden City Council is set to meet this afternoon at 3 p.m. in Pelican Conference Room in City Hall. Because of Covid-19 Protocols, the meeting will be closed to the public. Council members that can’t make the meeting in person are able to call in via teleconference per state emergency regulations. […]

As Louisiana moves into Phase 2 on Friday, June 5, 2020, free drive through testing will be offered to state residents who are 18 years or older with a valid ID. All persons will stay in their vehicle while the test is conducted. There will be 50 tests available on a first come first served […]


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