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Randy Brown: New year, new Hope, new outlook

Well, the New Year is finally here! Happy New Year! Happy 2021! Is that true? Is it really 2021? Wow! Yes, it is! To...

Campbell calls for Louisiana politicians to end election challenge

Foster Campbell | Public Service Commissioner No one likes to lose. It does not matter if it’s dominos, cards or touch football. Or a seat in...

Letter: Governor’s veto of HB 29 puzzling

2020 is a year that I wish not to repeat. From government-mandated lockdowns, multiple hurricanes that have ravaged our coast, and the free-fall in...

Specht: 6 Rights Leaders Give Up

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from David Specht’s book, “Old Dogs, New Tricks” available on Amazon. I once heard a sermon on the...

Specht: 3 lessons I learned in jail

Several years ago, I had the privilege of taking part in a prison ministry event. A close friend of mine had been conducting seminars...

Specht: Do not forget our fallen heroes, especially during November

Now that the election is behind us, and we can finally look forward to our future, there is much to be thankful for this...

Election coverage policy revisited

With the election upon us, now is a good time to take a step back and discuss the policy of our newspaper when it...

Rozeman: Separation of powers is crucial

I had great teachers in high school and college in Civics, Government, and American History. They spent much time helping us understand the importance...

Letter: We wish we could vote for Mark Crouch for Chief of Police

Dear Editor: To my friends; We proudly call Benton, La. our home town, although we don’t live in the city limits, it’s still our home...

Sen. Robert Mills: Vote Yes on Amendment 2

Early voting has begun and by the end of November 3rd we will have made many choices, among them is whether to vote YES...