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...

Democratic Party Falling Apart

Editorial Cartoon By Verval Ramsey

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...

How to stop Medicaid fraud

Not long ago, employees at a Minnesota mental health agency blew the whistle on what they described as years of Medicaid fraud. Officials are...

Previewing the Tide’s crucial game with #4 Northwood, Glenbrook’s playoff warm-up, plus Lakeside and...

With only three weeks remaining in the regular season, it’s not a stretch to imagine a postseason with all four Webster Parish football teams...

Specht: Cheering on our community

I was perusing Facebook recently and saw that someone had shared one of my columns. Below, in the comments, I read, “Another rah rah...

Specht: Supporting high school football is economic development

It seems all of Minden is asking the same question lately, “When will The Pit be ready for football?” The answers are varied, but...

Fleming: What patient-centered health care would look like

We’ve heard it called “the craziest thing in the world.” That’s not a compliment, that’s a straight-up, honest opinion on Obamacare freely uttered by...

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)...

Specht: We are in partnership with the community to serve it

Partnership noun, the state or condition of being a partner; participation; association; joint interest. About two years ago, I sat down with Jerri diPingre,...