In a joint video via Facebook Live, Minden Mayor Terry Gardner, Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper, Webster Sheriff Gary Sexton, and Webster Sheriff-Elect Jason Parker issued a statement to the public Friday morning, April 3, 2020. The mayor began by giving statistics for the number of confirmed cases and deaths in Webster and surrounding parishes. […]

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Minden City Council will be held this coming Monday, April 6, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Due to restrictions put in place by the Governor, which limits gatherings to less than 10, members of the public will not be allowed in. The meeting will be streamed on YouTube, and […]

Local government officials are setting tighter restrictions in response to the spread of COVID-19. The City of Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd announced today that he will be enforcing occupancy restrictions for local stores. “Due to the Corona Virus and drastic spread of the virus, I am issuing an order that no store is allowed […]

Local and state governing authorities are starting to crack down on businesses and individuals that are not following Governor John Bel Edwards’ “Stay at Home” order. In a Facebook post “from the Mayor’s office”, the City of Minden warned “non-essential” businesses that are still open to “Close Now”. “Starting today, the state and local law […]

The house approved a $2,200,000,000,000.00 (2.2 Trillion Dollar) stimulus package earlier today by voice vote. This is the largest economic relief bill in United States History. What does this mean for you? If you make $75,000 or less ($150,000 for couples), you will receive a direct payment of $1,200 ($2,400 for couples). If you have […]

Impairment is suspected in a Wednesday night crash that claimed the life of a Minden woman. The crash happened just after 11:30 p.m. on Caney Lake Rd., west of Highway 159 north of Minden. Louisiana State Police Troop G says that their initial investigation reveals a 2003 Pontiac passenger car, driven by 40-year-old Randle Rowe […]

Minden Councilman Herbert “Tye” Taylor, III announced his resignation overnight through a Facebook comment. In the comment, which was posted around midnight, Taylor stated that Larry (assumed to be Larry Gibson, who had previously filed a complaint against Taylor with the District Attorney’s office) had wanted him to be his puppet. Taylor said after three […]

Alcohol in Minden stores has been long awaited by many since the election last year, and the time is finally here. “We are now selling alcohol at our Minden locations!,” Dixie Mart, Inc. announced last week through Facebook. Today, Bon Temps on Sibley Rd. announced via Facebook that they have “a huge selection of everyone’s […]

Local, state, and national agencies continue reporting a large increase in COVID-19 cases. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, there have been over 398,107 cases confirmed in 169 different countries. The U.S. has the third highest amount of confirmed cases at 46,805, only trailing China (81,591) and Italy (63,927). One of the most alarming […]

According to the noon update from the Louisiana Department of Health, Webster Parish has reported its first death from the COVID-19 virus today, March 23, 2020. The website also reports three total cases for the parish, which would leave two active. The numbers jumped again with the latest update, moving from 837 cases to 1,172 […]

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