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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    The pair had circulated a guide purportedly spelling out students' religious freedom rights a month before Americans United filed the Bossier lawsuit--and about a month afterThe American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a similar lawsuit on behalf of a student and her mother in the neighboring Webster Parish School District.
    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." The article describes the dual enrollment program as "a huge success." Students in the parishes of Caddo and Bossier also have a number of dual enrollment opportunities, especially in career and technical education (CTE) programs.
    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."
    Cole lives in Webster Parish in northwest Louisiana and attends the school district that neighbors Bossier Parish, where Americans United earlier this year filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of parents who object to widespread proselytism of their children in the public schools.
    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
    Late last year, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU] filed a lawsuit challenging a litany of similar practices in Webster Parish, which abuts Bossier Parish.
    So Webster Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton has set a community meeting to allow residents to voice any concerns about the clean-up process.

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