Lawmakers choose different paths

Webster Parish’s state legislators took different paths at the conclusion of the year’s second special session, which provides insight into what may happen during...

Franklin: Grilling on Main was a success

A couple of years ago, Terry Gardner told me of his idea for a new festival in downtown Minden. In his words, it would become...

The facts behind the numbers

Credit Gov. John Bel Edwards with finding a way to put an optimistic picture on Louisiana’s employment environment. Which means he has to avoid...

The value in team sports is usually felt off the court

Basketball has always acted as a sort of microcosm of my life. It’s a barometer, each performance acting as a proclamation on...

Vote yes on May 4 school proposition

In a little more than one week, voters in the Minden area will decide whether or not to approve a property tax...

To make things happen, we must have a vision

The economic development world is all aflutter about Amazon seeking a location for HQ2, its second headquarters in the United States. The requirements are...

How you talk about our community does matter

What a start to the new year. Last weekend, we crowned Hannah Harper the 2018 Miss Minden. In just a couple of weeks, the...

Senate abortion vote was puzzling, dangerous

The abortion debate has been a political football for years. However, the actions of Senate Democrats on Monday are puzzling to say...

Not so fast, DiamondJacks

The roulette wheel that defines casino gambling in Louisiana may not be done yet with Bossier Parish and the surrounding area. This session, legislators filed...

Fleming: Obama’s ‘green agenda’ is weakening America’s defenses

Despite increased threats around the world, the President has made it clear that he believes climate change – not ISIS, Russia, Iran or North...