Bastrop newspaper closure strikes close to home

This one struck a little too close to home. After 150 years, The Bastrop Daily Enterprise in Morehouse Parish,...

Specht: Cheering on our community

I was perusing Facebook recently and saw that someone had shared one of my columns. Below, in the comments, I read, “Another rah rah...

Talking trash online gets old

An analysis piece by Melinda DeSlatte of the Associated Press talks about lawmakers, and their supporters, taking to Twitter to pontificate about their position,...

Letter: We are at a crossroads

Dear Editor: As many of your readers have learned, the cities/towns of Minden, Doyline, Sibley, Dixie Inn, Haughton, Bossier & surrounding communities are now...

Frequently asked questions about our new utility meters

In order to clarify some of the misinformation and misconceptions regarding the city’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure project, I am addressing some of the most...

Are you happy? Why or why not?

Happiness. Is it really all we want? To be happy? We do so many things in the “Pursuit of Happiness.”

Specht: Eating, shopping local brings potential for economic growth

On any given Friday night, if you listen closely, you can hear the hum of hundreds of car engines as they leave Minden on...

Specht: It’s time for the Tide to rise in The Pit

Tonight is the night. Almost 16 months to the day after being condemned, The “New” Pit football stadium opens tonight at Minden High School....

Springhill tornado

On Saturday, severe storms rocked the northern part of our paris, including an EF-1 tornado in Springhill. Many of us watched in...

Who is ready for more money?

Dear Editor: Here’s something to brighten up a dreary January: The IRS recently completed its new tax withholding tables to reflect recently passed tax cuts....