Friday, July 28, 2017

Specht: Supporting our local market

With the news of the failure of the U.S. Senate’s version of the American Health Care Act, one has to wonder what effect, if...

Specht: Uniting behind the idea of growth and improvement

This week, I had the privilege of breaking bread with my good friend and mentor Tom Kelly, founder and publisher of the Piney Woods...

Specht: Minden’s Recreation Center is a hidden gem

Have you ever heard of the term, “Sports tourism?” Often, it is used to discuss the economic impact of major sporting events on a...

Specht: Rowland is who our school system needs

I had the pleasure of meeting Webster Parish Superintendent of Schools Johnny Rowland this week at the Minden-South Webster Chamber of Commerce Board of...

Specht: Can Minden be a technology hub?

Can Minden be a technology hub? That question came to mind after perusing a few articles I came across. The first article was highlighting the...

Franklin: Grilling on Main was a success

A couple of years ago, Terry Gardner told me of his idea for a new festival in downtown Minden. In his words, it would become...

Specht: Cooperation is key for economic development

Did you know that an automotive manufacturer once looked at Webster Parish to locate a plant? The details are sketchy, but not uncommon in...

Specht: Let’s put our best face on

In the 1970s television show, “Fantasy Island,” the lead character, Mr. Roarke, would introduce all the guests of the week, and their fantasies. It...

Specht: Sometimes you have to take a step back

During Memorial Day Weekend, my wife and I took a trip to Aroostook County, know as “The County.” This northern part of Maine is...

Specht: Tax credits promote growth

Newsflash. The state is broke and needs to make cuts to survive.Perhaps this isn’t as much news as it is a constant state of...

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