Bogalusa Daily News

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Bogalusa Daily News
TypeTri-weekly paper
Owner(s)Boone Newspapers
Headquarters Bogalusa, Louisiana

The Bogalusa Daily News is a newspaper established in 1927 and still published in Bogalusa, Louisiana in the United States of America.

Bogalusa, Louisiana City in Louisiana, United States

Bogalusa is a city in Washington Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 12,232 at the 2010 census. It is the principal city of the Bogalusa Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Washington Parish and is also part of the larger New Orleans–Metairie–Bogalusa Combined Statistical Area.

Louisiana U.S. state in the United States

Louisiana is a state in the Deep South region of the South Central United States. It is the 31st most extensive and the 25th most populous of the 50 United States. Louisiana is bordered by the state of Texas to the west, Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. A large part of its eastern boundary is demarcated by the Mississippi River. Louisiana is the only U.S. state with political subdivisions termed parishes, which are equivalent to counties. The state's capital is Baton Rouge, and its largest city is New Orleans.


Publication history


The Bogalusa Daily News is published in Bogalusa, the largest city in Washington Parish, one of the Florida Parishes of southeastern Louisiana bordering Mississippi.

Washington Parish, Louisiana Parish in Louisiana

Washington Parish is a parish located in the interior southeast corner of the U.S. state of Louisiana, one of the Florida Parishes. As of the 2010 census, the population was 47,168. Its parish seat is Franklinton. The parish was founded in 1819.

Florida Parishes Region in Louisiana, United States

The Florida Parishes, on the east side of Mississippi River — an area also known as the Northshore or Northlake region — are eight parishes in southeast Louisiana, United States, which were part of West Florida in the 18th and early 19th centuries.

Mississippi U.S. state in the United States

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In addition to Washington Parish, The Daily News circulates in northern St. Tammany Parish. In 1958, The Daily News became a property of Wick Communications, a family-owned newspaper company based in Sierra Vista in Cochise County in southeastern Arizona, and formerly known as the Wick Newspaper Group. [1] There were three other Wick Communications newspapers in Louisiana, including the Daily Iberian in New Iberia.

St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Parish in Louisiana

St. Tammany Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 233,740, making it the fifth-most populous parish in Louisiana. The parish seat is Covington. The parish was founded in 1810.

Wick Communications is a family-owned media company with 27 newspapers and 18 specialty publications in 11 states. They also publish websites and other specialty publications. The home offices are in Sierra Vista, Arizona, and it has newspapers in Arizona, Louisiana, Montana, Colorado, Alaska, California, North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

Sierra Vista, Arizona City in Arizona, United States

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From 1948, to 1955, Tom Colten, was the business manager of The Daily News. After his time in Bogalusa, he moved to Minden, where he owned and operated two weekly newspapers, the Minden Press and the Minden Herald, [2] which were combined into an afternoon daily, the Minden Press-Herald on July 18, 1966. [3] On November 8, I966. Colten was elected mayor of Minden; [4] he remained in that capacity until 1974 and subsequently moved to Baton Rouge, where he was assistant secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. [5]

Minden, Louisiana City in Louisiana, United States

The small city of Minden is the parish seat of Webster Parish, in the US state of Louisiana. It is located twenty-eight miles east of Shreveport. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 13,027.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Capital of Louisiana

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana. Located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River, it is the parish seat of East Baton Rouge Parish, the most populous parish in Louisiana. It is the 99th most populous city in the United States, and second-largest city in Louisiana after New Orleans. It is also the 16th most populous state capital. As of the U.S. Census Bureau's July 2017 estimate, Baton Rouge had a population of 227,549, down from 229,493 at the 2010 census. Baton Rouge is the center of Greater Baton Rouge, the second-largest metropolitan area in Louisiana, with a population of 834,159 as of 2017, up from 802,484 in 2010 and 829,719 in 2015.

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development government agency

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD) is a state government organization in the United States, in charge of maintaining public transportation, roadways, bridges, canals, select levees, floodplain management, port facilities, commercial vehicles, and aviation which includes 69 airports, in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The agency has approximately five thousand personnel on staff and an operating budget of $2.3 billion. DOTD operations are run through nine district offices across the state.

Newspaper today

As of October 2013, Sandy Cunningham is publisher/editor of The Daily News; Carol Case, the advertising director; Cindy Slocum, production manager, and Mildred Newman, business office manager. The Daily News is available by delivery in Bogalusa and surrounding areas, through mail, or the Internet. [1]

The paper is currently published three days a week, with editions seeing print on Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday.

In 2014, Wick sold the Daily News and L’Observateur of LaPlace to Carpenter Newsmedia, an affiliate of Boone Newspapers of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. [6]

LaPlace, Louisiana Census-designated place in Louisiana, United States

LaPlace is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, United States, situated along the east bank of the Mississippi River, in the New Orleans metropolitan area. The population was 32,134 at the 2010 census.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama City in Alabama, United States

Tuscaloosa is a city in and the seat of Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama. Located on the Black Warrior River at the Atlantic Seaboard fall line of the Piedmont, it is the fifth-largest city in Alabama, with an estimated population of 100,287 in 2017. The city was originally known as Tuskaloosa until the early 20th century.


  1. 1 2 "About Us". Retrieved October 26, 2013.
  2. Minden Press, January 29, 1962, p.1
  3. Minden Press-Herald , July 18, 1966
  4. "Tom Colten Elected Mayor of Minden: Challenger Takes Seven of Ten City Precincts to Win in General Election", Minden Press-Herald, November 9, 1966, p. 1
  5. Minden Press-Herald, December 6, 2004, p. 1
  6. "MONEY: Two Wick Newspapers to be sold". The Sierra Vista Herald. 2014-03-30. Archived from the original on 2014-06-22. Retrieved 2014-06-22.

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