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Memorial Day: Why do we celebrate?

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day because it was a time set aside to honor the nation's Civil War dead by decorating their graves.

It was first widely observed on May 30, 1868, to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers by proclamation of General John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of former sailors and soldiers. On May 5, 1868, Logan declared in General Order No. 11 that:

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Webster’s Most Wanted: May 30

Webster’s Most Wanted: May 30

These individuals are wanted by local law enforcement agencies for various infractions of the law. If you know the location of any of those featured in Webster’s Most Wan...

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Judge gives thumbs up to school board proposal

Judge gives thumbs up to school board proposalJudge S. Maurice Hicks, Jr. has ruled in favor of the Webster Parish School Board's proposal to consolidate schools and change attendance zones.

It means that Webster Pari...

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Brown honored for service

Brown honored for service

Dathene Brown started a new career 42 years ago, never expecting the Governor of Louisiana would one day honor her for a job more than well done.

On May 10, Gov. Bobby Jin...

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Drugs, kids do not mix

Drugs, kids do not mixTwo Webster Parish men are behind bars after sheriff’s narcotics deputies found them with drugs in the company of a pair of small boys.

According to Webster Parish Sheriff...

Last Updated ( May 27, 2011 )

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Nursing schools get MMC grant

Nursing schools get MMC grant

Minden Medical Center (MMC) recently presented Lifepoint Community Foundation grants to three local nursing schools: Northwest Technical School, Grambling State Universit...

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Texas woman has unpleasant visit

Texas woman has unpleasant visit

Fraudulent prescription leads to arrest

A Texas woman is in a Webster Parish jail after trying to obtain a prescription for Lortab by fraud at a local pharmacy.

Minden Poli...

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