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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that the Spring Street overpass (LA 1 northbound) in downtown Shreveport, Caddo Parish has been REOPENED. Exit 19A from I-20 (US 71/LA 1 north) has also been reopened. The Spring Street bridge was severely damaged during a train derailment that occurred in April 2020. Extensive repairs […]

The Webster Parish Police Jury held its monthly meeting on Tuesday. Among items on the light agenda included: Ratifying action on Resolution 007-2020-A Resolution in opposition of all proposed legislation that transfers the administration and collection of local sales and use taxes to the Louisiana Department of Revenue. Approved a number of recreational funding requests: […]

The following Personnel Report was presented at the monthly meeting of the Webster Parish School Board on Monday night. Resignation: Presley Adkins, Teacher, Jones Elementary, effective August 1, 2020. Sarah Adkins, Teacher, Browning Elementary, effective June 22, 2020. Jessica “Jade” Brown, Teacher, North Webster High School, effective August 1, 2020. Alexa Edwards, Teacher, North Webster […]

The members of the Webster Parish School Board met Monday night. With a unanimous vote, Superintendent Johnny Rowland’s contract was extended for four more years with the same terms and conditions as before. In making preparations for the 2020-2021 school year, adjustments were made to the 2020-2021 school calendar. Highlights of the calendar include: August […]

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. […]


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