Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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: What do we do with the burn chamber?

Webster Parish is at a crossroads of sorts. Camp Minden, formerly known as the Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant, has been the center of economic...

Letter: Mayor’s proposals not in town’s best interest

Dear Editor: I am writing this letter to speak to the recent events surrounding the Downtown Development Commission (Minden Main Street Board) and the decision...

Specht: We have enough finger pointers in the world, don’t be...

The other day, I witnessed something on Facebook that really ticked me off. This wasn’t the first time something like this had happened, which...

Letter: The Real Story

Dear Editor: I am 65 years old. I am probably in the last chapters of my life. So I am not looking at...

Specht: 9/11: Remembering that fateful day

It seems everyone has their own Sept. 11 story. For some, they remember where they were when the first plane struck the first tower...

LDEQ, National Guard send letter to EPA

Editor’s note: The following is a letter to Ron Curry, Administrator of EPA, Region 6, from Peggy Hatch, Secretary, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality...

Specht: Ending ‘hidden figures’

My wife and I recently watched the movie, “Hidden Figures.” Aptly named, the film chronicles a team of African-American women mathematicians who served 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...

August to be busy for chamber

Now more than ever we need to show appreciation to our First Responders; those who are tasked to “protect and serve.” Whether...

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