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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces a project to improve a section of LA 164 in Webster Parish. The $2.5 million project includes a patch, mill and asphalt overlay, repairs to the base of the roadway, drainage work, and new pavement striping on LA 164 between LA 163 in Doyline and US 371 […]

On a sunny and cool Wednesday afternoon, the Lakeside Lady Warriors softball season came to an end. 6-1. Visitors from New Orleans took the win. It was a sad moment when the final out was recorded. Assistant coach Guy Sanders told the young ladies to be mature about the defeat as they congratulated the victors. […]

The Lakeside Class of 2022 made memories Monday night with the annual Senior Ring Ceremony. This was the first assembly Lakeside has had in more than a year due to the Covid pandemic. Principal Finley wanted to thank Mrs. Ward, Ms. Culpepper, Mrs. Woodard, Mr. Cammack, and others who helped make the ceremony possible. Mr. Beavers took […]

A new Registrar of Voters was appointed at the monthly meeting of the Webster Parish Police Jury on Tuesday. The jury voted unanimously to appoint Angela Hall to the position vacated by longtime Registrar of Voters, Melanie Smith, who retired in December. In other business on a light agenda Tuesday, the jury approved: A resolution […]

It was a routine meeting for the Minden City Council on Monday night with 2 personnel promotions highlighting the agenda.  The council approved the promotion of Sergeant Chris Hammontree to the rank of Lieutenant and approved the promotion of Fire Operator Matthew Wilson to the rank of Captain.  In other business, the council approved: Condemning […]

After delaying trash pickup a week after last week’s winter storms, city of Minden residents will have to wait one extra day. Minden Mayor, Terry Gardner, announced that trash pickup for Minden will be Saturday, February 27. Gardner said that the delay was requested by Republic Services because the Claiborne Parish Police Jury and Claiborne […]

A vaccination clinic will be held in Minden on Tuesday, February 23rd from 10:00am -2:00pm at the Minden Fairgrounds located at 800 Goodwill Street, Minden, LA 71055. When arriving at the fairgrounds, you will need to enter from Clerk Street onto Council Street and go to the livestock building (green building past the main fair entrance). […]

While Covid-19 made for a very unusual and subdued Minden-St. Jude Auction, the virus was unable to slow the fundraising efforts for the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. While on Sunday night, the auction appeared to be $47,540 off of last year’s record total. However, on Monday the winner of the Grand […]

New Hires:  Lucas Darbonne, Teacher, Minden High School, One-Year-Only, replacing Garrett Nyegaard who resigned, effective January 15, 2021.  Travis Frazier, 12 Month Custodian, Webster Junior High School, replacing Booker Lewis who retired, effective January 4, 2021.  Nova Gavin, Food Service Technician, Phillips Elementary, replacing Esther Harris who retired, effective January 13, 2021. Twanna Hawthorne, Teacher, […]

It was a light meeting for the Webster Parish Police Jury on Tuesday. The Jury approved several board appointments: Sarepta Fire District #5 Appointment of Rev. Todd Pickard to replace Mack Garrett for the term of January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022.  Reappointment of Mike Corley to a 2 year term from January 1, […]


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