Do you think before you shop? Do you stay abreast of the happenings in local government? Do you have any idea what your personal impact is on the overall economy and wellbeing of Webster Parish?

WIth little to no fanfare, the Webster Parish Police Jury approved its 2018 budget. Prior to the approval, the Jury held a public hearing for anyone to voice their concerns. No one spoke.

According to a story in Wednesday’s Press-Herald, the budget included almost $42,000 in cuts across eight line items of the general fund budget. These cuts affect everything from parish support of museums and the


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