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Wed
23
Jan

Community Gathered for MLK Prayer Breakfast

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Over 75 in Attendance for the MLK Prayer Breakfast

In recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, community members of Winnfield gathered at the Winnfield Kindergarten Annex Cafeteria on Monday, January 21 st . Winn Parish Voters and Civic League sponsored a Prayer Breakfast for those in the community. The meeting was called to order by Mr. Etoy Ashley, with a opening song sang by Mr. Franklin Williams. A prayer was received by Rev. Otis Corley, Sr. Mayor George Moss greeted the crowd, along with Mr. Lionel Johnson with the Winn Parish Voters League. Mr. Louis Bell, Jr. gave a small greeting with the purpose of the occasion. 

 

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Wed
23
Jan

Chamber of Commerce Host Annual Awards Reception

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Business of the Year, Louisiana Loggers Self-Insured Fund

The Winn Parish Chamber of Commerce and Tourism held its annual awards reception Thursday, January 17 at the Louisiana Political Museum. Awards were presented to New Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Business of the Year and The Spirit of Myrtis Allen Award.

Chamber President Laurinda Crenshaw welcomed the crowd to the reception and presented the New Business of the Year Award to RAF’s Bar-B-Que. Owners John Bruce and Eric Little both were born and raised in Winnfield. They are 2011 graduates of Winnfield Senior High School. After high school John worked at various restaurants while attending college and learned not only cooking skills but also gained management and business experience. Eric took an interest in grilling and smoking meats and perfected his then hobby through trial and error. The two joined forces in 2014 and jumped into the world of competition BBQ.

 

Wed
01
Apr

CITY OF WINNFIELD DECLARES CURFEW AND STATE OF EMERGENCY

On Thursday, March 26, Winnfield Mayor George Moss declared a state of emergency for the City of Winnfield, putting the city in line for federal funding. He addressed the public via press conference alongside Lieutenant Chuck Curry to explain the additional mitigation measures for the city. Effective immediately, the curfew for juveniles under 18 is from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. until further notice.

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Wed
01
Apr

Winn Parish Adjusts, Implements Telehealth Mitigation Measures

On Monday, March 23, leaders of Winn Parish held a press conference to disperse vital information reflecting how the parish is responding to the slow spread of COVID-19, aka coronavirus. In attendance were Winn Parish Police Jury President Josh McAllister, Winnfield Mayor George Moss, Winn Parish Medical Center CEO Kathy Hall, CEO of Winn Community Health Center and Trinity Community Health Centers of Louisiana Deano Thornton, Autumn Leaves Administrator and Winn Parish School Board member Matt Walton, Juror Tammy Griffin, and Juror Deionne Carpenter.

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Wed
01
Apr

TWO COVID-19 CASES EMERGE IN WINN PARISH

As of Monday, March 30, Winn Parish had two confirmed cases of the virus.

The first confirmed case was announced by Sheriff Cranford Jordan via Facebook on Wednesday, March 25, at 11:57 a.m. As the name of the case cannot be shared, Sheriff Jordan advised residents to “shelter in place and use protective measures. The state monitors the case.” Sheriff Jordan also responded to an inquiry stating that the confirmed case is not a prisoner.

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Wed
01
Apr

Curious about the bears

Curious about the bears

Curious about the bears scattered around town?

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Wed
01
Apr

FOOD PANTRY SERVES THROUGH CRISIS

The Winn Food Pantry, operated out of the First Presbyterian Church by volunteers, continues to serve the community every Thursday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. even during these stressful times, it was confirmed today.

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Wed
25
Mar

ADDITIONAL SCHOOL YEAR CHANGES

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ADDITIONAL SCHOOL YEAR CHANGES

Gov. Edwards sought and attained several waivers and exceptions to legal requirements surrounding education in Louisiana. These actions effectually cancel all LEAP tests, EOC exams, teacher evaluations, and school/district accountability for the 2019-2020 school year. Students will not have to make up the school days or instructional minutes. The legal requirement that all teachers work a minimum of 180 days has also been waived. These mandates apply to both public schools and non-public schools participating in the La. Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence Program.

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Wed
25
Mar

CONGRESS CANDIDATE MAKES INTRODUCTION

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CONGRESS CANDIDATE MAKES INTRODUCTION

Mrs. Sandra “Candy” Christophe introduced herself to the Jury as a candidate for U.S. Congress District 5, a position that has been held by Representative Ralph Abraham since January of 2015. On February 26, 2020, Abraham announced that he was not running for re-election to Congress in 2020.

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Wed
25
Mar

Winn Schools To End Grab-and-Go Meals

Yesterday, following the Governor’s stay-at-home order, a conference call was held with representatives from the Governor’s Office, the Louisiana Department of Education, and school superintendents regarding the continuation of the school serving sites

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