Webster Parish

Webster Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 370
Minden, LA 71058
Phone: (318) 371-0366
Fax: (318) 371-0226
www.wppj.org

On the northwestern border of the LA panhandle, northeast of Shreveport; organized Feb 27, 1871 from Bossier, Claiborne, and Bienville parishes. Name Origin: For Daniel Webster (1782-1852), U.S. statesman and orator from MA

Area (sq mi):: 615.07 (land 595.22; water 19.85) Population per square mile: 69.50
Population 2005: 41,356 State rank: 29 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.10%; 1990-2000 -0.40% Population 2000: 41,831 (White 65.10%; Black or African American 32.80%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 38.10
Income 2000: per capita $15,203; median household $28,408; Population below poverty level: 20.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,964-$22,382
Unemployment (2004): 6.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.50% Median travel time to work: 26.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 35.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Minden County seat (13,281)

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    2, came a month after a student's mother sued the Webster Parish School District for promoting school-sponsored prayer at athletic events and graduations.
    Denver joins four other counties receiving national recognition as eRecording All-Stars, including Marion County, Oregon; Clark County, Nevada; and co-winners Union County, New Jersey, and Webster Parish, Louisiana.
    The heavy rain flooded up to 80 homes, causing a nursing home near Minden to be evacuated, some high water rescues and water in the Webster Parish Courthouse.
    Doyline, in Webster Parish, is located not far from Camp Minden, a 15,000-acre site where more than 15 million pounds of M6 propellant and 320,000 pounds of Clean Burning Igniter is stored.
    For more than four years, Louisiana's Webster Parish has had dual enrollment courses with Northwest Louisiana Technical College, Bossier Parish Community College and Louisiana Tech, and according to an article in the Bossier Press Tribune and Minden Press-Herald, "During that time the program has grown tremendously.
    Charles Woodfork, a custodian in Webster Parish, Louisiana, did a little math when his elementary school principal directed him to stay on grounds for two hours between his morning and afternoon shifts, each four hours in length, and only compensated him for the extra hours with free lunch and breakfast.
    As the Minden Press-Herald in neighboring Webster Parish puts it, "We await the Sierra Club's $855 million job development plan for Claiborne Parish.
    A Webster Parish Louisiana landowner is still not satisfied the EPA has selected what they're billing as the safest method to dispose of M6 propellant stored at Camp Minden, so she plans to address her concerns during a public meeting
    So Webster Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton has set a community meeting to allow residents to voice any concerns about the clean-up process.
    a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dynamotive Energy Systems Corporation, is currently in negotiations with officials of North Webster Parish, Louisiana, as well as other third parties, to ascertain the feasibility of locating one or more "fast-pyrolysis" plants in that vicinity.
    In the Sarepta prospect in Webster Parish, the Company drilled the P.

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