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Wed
18
Feb

Six inducted into La. Political Hall of Fame

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The Winnfield Civic Center was awash with a sea of black, navy and grey coats on Saturday, Feb. 7, as politicians from all over the state of Louisiana were dining in honor of the six newest inductees into the Louisiana Political Hall of Fame.
 
Wed
18
Feb

Atlanta High School students

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Atlanta High School students wowed crowds at AHS last week with a Mardi Gras Parade that also served as a “Track-a-Thon” for St. Jude Children’s Hospital and local patient Josh Walker. Kids decorated their floats in traditional Mardi Gras colors, and each wore a picture of Walker and noted “#teamwalker.”
 
Wed
11
Feb

Clear skies and pleasant

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Clear skies and pleasant weather made for a beautiful day to be in Dowtown Winnfield on Saturday, as the 23rd Annual Krewe of Kingfish Mardi Gras Parade rolled through town. Parade watchers welcomed many beads, cups, candies and festive Louisiana sights and sounds. Pictured above are members of the Winn Krewe of Kingfish. For more pictures
 

 

Wed
11
Feb

Inspectors close more bridges in Winn Parish

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have closed several bridges in Winn Parish in the last few weeks, and this prompted a special called meeting by the
Winn Parish Police Jury on Wednesday, Feb. 4. The jury knew that a bridge on Brian Kelly Road had failed a recent inspection, but that closure did not warrant emergency action, due to it being an old bridge and not the only access point for the homes in that area
 

 

Wed
11
Feb

Twelve vie for Winn Parish Student of the Year

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arish students were honored by the Winn Parish School Board last week when twelve students from the fifth, eighth and twelfth grades were recognized as finalists for Winn Parishes’ Student of the Year. One student from each grade and from each school was chosen to represent at the reception, but only one could be named Student of the Year for that grade
 
 

 

Wed
11
Feb

20th Uncle Earl’s set in a few weeks

Listen closely and you’ll hear it. The stone pigs being delivered. The round table at Ember’s a buzz with activity. Having a reunion in March? Sorry, the hotel is all booked that particular weekend. There’s an event going on, and in the words of Anchorman’s Ron Burgundy, it’s “kind of a big deal
 

 

Wed
04
Feb

Local businesses honored at Winn Chamber reception

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Local business and community involvement seemed to be the running theme of the Winn Chamber of Commerce and
Tourism’s annual reception on the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 27.
 
Wed
04
Feb

Mardi Gras Parade this Sat.

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The Krewe of Kingfish Mardi Gras Parade will roll  through Downtown Winnfield and celebrate its 23rd year this Saturday, Feb. 7. Line-up for the parade will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Earl K. Long Park. The actual parade will begin at 3:00 p.m.
and will travel down historic Main Street.
 
Wed
28
Jan

Winn Fire District holds first regular meeting of 2015

Winn Parish Fire District #3 held their first regular meeting of 2015 on Monday, Jan. 12, with a hefty agenda. The first item of new business included a packet that was received from the P.I.A.L. (Property Insurance Association of Louisiana), which specified items and criteria in which the fire district must meet.
 
Wed
28
Jan

Jury elects officers for 2015, hears bridge inspection update and possible closures

The Winn Parish Police Jury held their first regular meeting of 2015 last Tuesday, Jan. 20, and the message that seemed to resonate the most was a theme that has carried over from 2014: rising costs and smaller funds.
 

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