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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces a project to replace a 63-year-old bridge along the I-20 corridor in Webster Parish. The LA 531 overpass in Minden will be removed and replaced as part of a $19.3 million project, which will ensure continued access to businesses and surrounding communities for years to come. The […]

The Greater Minden Chamber held its 81st Annual Awards Gala on Tuesday night at the Minden Civic Center. The highlight of the evening was the awarding of the annual Man and Woman of the Year awards. The 2023 Man of the Year Award, presented by the Minden Lions Club, was awarded to Tommy Davis. The […]

Congratulations to MHS Darling 2023 Ali Martin. First runner up is Ava Martin, second runner up is Laney Wall, third runner up is Kaylin Williams, and fourth runner up is Abigail Thomas. Category winners: Miss Congeniality: Ava Martin Photogenic: Kaylin Williams People’s Choice: Karlee Elshout Interview Award: Ava Martin Evening Gown Award: Ali Martin

The regular monthly meeting of the Webster Parish School Board was called to order by Board President Charles Strong Monday evening. The meeting began with a presentation by Rodney Taylor of Taylor and Sons to recognize the March Employee of the Month, Candice Miller, Special Ed Facilitator. Board Members adopted a resolution that identifies completion […]

It was a light agenda for the Webster Parish Police Jury on Tuesday. The Jury made two board appointments: Approved the reappointment of Emmette Jones to a 2-year appointment to the Evergreen Volunteer Fire Protection District expiring 12/31/24 Reappointment of J.T. Rudisill to a 3-year term beginning 3/1/23-3/1/25. The Jury heard from Wanda Finley with […]

The highlight of the March meeting of the Minden City Council was the appointment of several new positions. City Council members unanimously voted to appoint: Tyler Wallace as the Director of Public Works Zita Williams as the Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Minden Brian Williams as the Chief of the City […]

It’s been just over a week since the Minden St. Jude Auction wrapped up. It was a second straight year that the auction eclipsed the $2 million mark, a phenomenal achievement for a small town in just a 4-day window. With another historic amount raised, here’s a Nerd Notes, St. Jude auction look at the […]

There were several Board appointments approved by the Webster Parish Police Jury on Tuesday. The Jury approved appointments for several boards including: Webster Parish Communications District: Reappointed Hank Haynes and Ursula Hullaby to 4-year terms beginning 1/1/2023. Webster Parish Fire Protection District 8: Reappointed Leon Smith to serve 2-year term beginning 2/1/23. Sarepta Fire District […]

NEW HIRES Connor Davis, Teacher, Minden High School, Temporary-Authority-to Teach, replacing Benjamin Bower who transferred to another position, effective January 10, 2023. Shakima Turner, 7-Hour Food Service, North Webster Junior High School, replacing Mollie Cooper who resigned, effective January 6, 2023. Erin Cornelius, 7-Hour Food Service, Minden High School, Open Position, effective January 6, 2023. […]

Personnel hires/promotions and board appointments topped the Minden City Council agenda on Monday night. The Council approved two new Police Department Hires: Anthony Crittenden and Cadyn O’Connor as full-time Police Officers, subject to passing all applicable tests. The Council also approved the promotions of Officer First Class Reece Tewell and Office First Class Christopher Coyer […]

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