Saturday, December 16, 2017

Letter: Clearing the air about TIF

Dear Editor: Recently the City of Minden implemented the Tax Increment Financing Program (“TIF”), an economic development incentive program. The program is designed to...

Letter: The future of Webster Parish, Camp Minden and the Burn...

Dear Editor: Money and political pressures can have positive and negative consequences. Many times the general public is not privy to the deals made behind...

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...

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: Uniting as a city

And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand....

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 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...

Specht: Why not Minden?

“There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why...

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...

Tucker: ‘Thank You’ just doesn’t seem enough

Dear Supporters of Minden High School, I have struggled over the past week to come up with words that are adequate enough to express my...

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