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LEAVE WITHOUT PAY Camellia Quarles, Food Service Technician, Doyline High School, Effective August 31, 2020. John Slattery, Teacher, North Webster Junior High School, effective August 24, 2020. RETIREMENT Shirley Abrams, Paraprofessional, Doyline High School, Effective December 19, 2020. Wanda Alstork, Food Service Technician, Phillips Elementary, Effective August 26, 2020. Esther Harris, Food Service Technician, Phillips […]

On the first day back from Fall Break, the members of the Webster Parish School Board met for their October meeting. A number of expenditures were approved: Consolidated 3 Maintenance Fund Gentry & Holder Floors, Inc. to screen and recoat the entire varsity gym floor at Lakeside Jr./Sr. High School in the amount of $2,796.50. […]

After fireworks at last month’s regular City Council meeting, October’s meeting was much calmer, though some division remains among the council. The division was shown on the first item of the agenda, which was to approve minutes from special sessions held in August and September, as well as the September regular session. All three were […]

Minden City Councilman Keith Beard has announced his intention to resign his seat as City Councilman for District D effective next Friday (September 25). According to Beard’s letter of resignation, Beard stated that he had been given an opportunity to be closer to his grandchildren in the Monroe area. Beard said in the letter that, […]

The annual audit of financials for the City of Minden is usually the highlight of the Minden City Council meeting this time of year, but it took a back seat to an extremely tension filled and emotionally charged meeting on Tuesday night.  Before all of the fireworks of the meeting occurred, the council did hear […]

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 […]


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