Together we can achieve great things

This past week, I’ve had the privilege of covering the Webster Parish School Board and the Webster Parish Police Jury. With my “reporter hat”...

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...

Letter: Minden’s Christmas lights

It was a Saturday night two weeks ago that my wife and I, returning from dinner, drove into Minden by way of Highway US...

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)...

Could immigration enforcement be a boon to our jails?

What’s good for Bossier Parish also may apply to Webster Parish in holding prisoners, which may mean bad news for Louisiana’s inmate policy. Uniquely among...

Pierce: Majoring in the minors

The poet Robert Burns said “Oh the gift that God could give us, to see ourselves as others see us" which leads me to...

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: With conflict, comes a turning point

According to legend, when signing the Declaration of Independence, John Hancock signed his name larger that the other so that King George of Great...

Specht: Ruston’s win should have been a win for Minden

“We are excited to announce that Ruston was just awarded the 2019 Dixie Youth Baseball World Series! The new Sports Complex will be complete...

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...