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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 […]

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has issued a state-wide “stay-home” order that goes into effect at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020 and will last until Monday, April 13, 2020 unless terminated sooner. The proclamation also states that these provisions may be extended beyond April 13, 2020 by further order (if necessary). The proclamation […]

The Joe LeBlanc Food Pantry (JLFP) will be distributing food from 9 until 11 a.m. tomorrow, March 21, 2020 at their location, 814 Constable St. in Minden. This will be set up as a drive-thru only. JLFP encourages anyone that is in need to come to the distribution. If you have been laid off, and […]

After years of denials by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) over claims of damage to paved roads in south Bossier Parish during the historic floods of 2015 and 2016, the parish has won an unprecedented victory on appeal. Parish Attorney Patrick Jackson announced at Wednesday’s Police Jury meeting that an appeals panel of judges […]

** UPDATE **  Beginning Monday, March 23, the feeding program hours will be from 9 a.m. – noon, Monday – Friday. You may pick up both breakfast and lunch at the same time. Also, the site at North Webster Junior High School will be moved to North Webster Upper Elementary. The Webster Parish School Board […]

A “Petition to declare the office of councilman, District A, City of Minden, currently held by Herbert Taylor, III vacant in accordance with L.A. R.S. 18:671, et seq.” was filed late last week by District Attorney J. Schuyler Marvin. The lawsuit comes after a complaint was received from a citizen of Taylor’s district. In the […]

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