Liquor, video poker licenses pass 10-1

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(Editor’s note: This story contains a correction in the vote.)

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Fifteen requests for beer, alcohol and video poker license renewals were approved by vote of the Webster Parish Police Jury Tuesday.

With only one juror absent, the requests were approved 10-1, with juror Ed Jordan voting against.

Three of those were video poker in the Minden area: Two jacks Casino, Pot O’ Gold and Minden Truck Stop and Casino.

The other three video poker license renewals were in the northern part of the parish: Timberland Truckstop LLC in Sarepta and Shongaloo Crossroad Lounge and Shongaloo Crossroad Deli in Shongaloo.

Beer requests included E-Z Mart in Sarepta, Shongaloo Crossroad Lounge and Shongaloo Crossroad Deli in Shongaloo, Sawmill Lounge in Sarepta, Timberland Truckstop LLC in Sarepta, Springhill Country Club in Cullen and Bonnie & Clyde Cafe and Store in Shongaloo.

Only two license renewals were requested for high alcohol content. They were Springhill Country Club and Shongaloo Crossroad Lounge.