An investigative audit by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor (LLA) has found that former Webster Parish Fire District No. 11 (Springhill) Fire Chief Billy Rasberry, Jr. allegedly misspent over $25,000, including $24,430 in excess compensation to himself. This investigation was launched after the LLA was contacted by the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office with information that former […]

A Cotton Valley man has been found guilty by a jury of 12 people on firearm charges. Braxton Lenoard, 21, of Cotton Valley, was found guilty Wednesday on charges of being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and for Illegal Discharge of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence. Leonard was originally charged on […]

Recent heavy rainfall combined with the now saturated ground conditions has resulted in projected high water conditions on Lake Bistineau, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service. Additional rainfall is expected, forecasters say, and that, along with rain impacting the Dorcheat Bayou system, will most likely push Lake Bistineau to a crest at 144 […]

While the long-awaited Alcohol ordinance was finally addressed after being approved by voters last November, the Employee Manual continued to be the big hang up among the Minden City Council at Tuesday night’s special meeting. The calling of the meeting was to approve the alcohol ordinance, which has been the subject of several Council workshops […]

The National Weather Service has issued multi flood warnings and flash flood watches for the Ark-La-Tex ahead of a large rain-maker that is expected to hang around through Wednesday. All of Northwest Louisiana is expected to receive 4 to 6 inches of rain over the next few days, with some isolated higher amounts, especially to […]

It’s been a week since the 44th annual Minden St. Jude Auction wrapped up with another record-breaking year. The auction raised $1,652,889; which was $13,834 more than last year’s record number. While we made a lot about this year being the year we broke the $20 million mark in all-time funds raised for St. Jude, […]

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be on the scene of a plane crash just outside of Chatham, Louisiana this morning to investigate a plane crash that killed three men, including a resident of Minden. The News Star in Monroe reports the three victims as Chris Mudd and Wade Williams, both of the Shreveport-Bossier area, […]

The Webster Parish Police Jury held their monthly meeting on Tuesday. It was a rather routine meeting for the Police Jury as they quickly moved through the short agenda. Among the items approved by the jury included: Calling for a public hearing at the March 3rd meeting to hear comments on the abandonment of Wren […]

Resignation • Claudia Crow, Bus Driver, Minden High School, effective January 17, 2020 • Alicia DuBose, Teacher, Minden High School, effective December 20, 2019 • Damien Kemp, Custodian, Central Elementary, effective January 21, 2020 • Katie Lashley, Teacher, Phillips Elementary, effective December 20, 2019   New Hires • Shauna Brown, Bus Driver, North Webster Junior […]

The February meeting of the Webster Parish School Board was held Monday night. The meeting began with Mr. Rodney Taylor of Taylor and Sons recognizing Mrs. Debra Corke, Bookkeeper at Doyline High School as the February 2020 Taylor and Sons employee of the month. Board members heard a resolution from Superintendent Johnny Rowland considering an […]

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