Friday, June 23, 2017

Webster Parish

The latest top stories in Webster Parish news.

Staying safe in the heat

Protection as temperatures heat up is vital to staying healthy this summer, officials say. Authorities are offering guidelines and safety tips to beat the...

Audit finding pushes change in WPPJ pay policy

The Webster Parish Police Jury changed its personnel policy regarding overtime for two employees in order to address a repeat finding in their annual...

City investor incentive aims to help nonprofits

The City of Minden, through its incentive programs, is offering new investors and companies a one-of-a-kind avenue to give to nonprofits. Minden Economic Development Director...

Melinda Allison wins Minden Press-Herald grill giveaway

Melinda Allison of Sibley was the lucky winner of the Minden Press-Herald grill giveaway. Allison was one of many to enter the contest at...

Accused killer committed to mental health hospital

A man accused of killing his father has been committed to a mental hospital following the findings of the sanity commission. Jonconnor Joiner was committed...

Marcus Wren to speak at Lions Club luncheon

The Minden Lions Club will welcome longtime Lion and World War II veteran Marcus Wren as guest speaker for Thursday's weekly Lions Club Luncheon. Wren...

Country Music Showdown rolls in Minden June 24

The 36th annual Country Music Showdown will be back in Minden for artists who want to take a shot at the big time. Set for...

WPSB talks reducing board size

One Webster Parish School Board member wants to cut the number of board members from 12 to seven or nine citing financial savings. John Madden,...

Louisiana giving away weevils to control invasive water weed

Louisiana is giving weevils to property owners who want to help control an invasive, fast-growing, herbicide-shedding water weed that infests a long, narrow lake. The...

Former Minden resident celebrates 100th birthday

It’s not every day someone turns 100 years old, and the most frequent question posed is, “What is the secret to such a long...

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