Sunday, February 25, 2018

Webster Parish and the opioid crisis

Webster Parish need not make the same mistake as Bossier Parish did in misdiagnosing the opioid crisis. Recently, Webster Parish police jurors debated whether to...

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...

A good time was had by all last Saturday

My pastor, the Rev. Dee Anders, is known to say, “A good time was had by all. That’s how we’re writing it up.” Truer...

Specht: Let’s start growing again

In the realm of economic development, it is imperative to always think, long-term, while acting with great flexibility. In my years at the Bossier...

Draining the swamp involves term limiting the unelected

To the Editor: People say, “What we need (for more responsible government) is term limits,” meaning term limits for elective public office-holders. I disagree. More effective...

Specht: Let’s help the RTI reach its full potential

Last week, the Minden-South Webster Chamber of Commerce formally showed support for ongoing efforts to fund next phase of the Regional Training Institute (RTI)...

Fleming: Old Friend

Elvis Presley fascinated America with his booming voice, funny hip movement, and graceful southern-gentleman nature. He was a poor boy from Mississippi who grew...

Specht: It’s the jobs

In 1992, Bill Clinton became the 42nd president of the United States. He won, in part, because of a simple message, “It’s the economy,...

Specht: Sacrificing in the short term for long-term gains

“We have no money to _____.” This has been an all-too-familiar theme from our public bodies for the past several years. In fact, this...

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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