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Wed
27
Jan

City Council Calms Concerns Over Flint Water Crisis

In response to the Flint Water Crisis in Flint, Mich., the Winnfield City Council held a special called meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 20 to qualm any concerns residents had about the state of water in Winn Parish. Mayor Kiah Beville stressed repeatedly that the water going into Winn Parish homes is safe.

 

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Wed
20
Jan

City Council looks to update recreation facilities in 2016, approves installation of speed bumps at Arkansas Street

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The Winnfield City Council met Jan. 12 and approved the application for a $50,000 LGAP grant that would be used for city recreation services and projects. The Council also approved the installation of speed bumps at Arkansas Street. In a split vote, the Council approved an ordinance proposed by District 3 Councilwoman Sarah Junkin to install speed bumps at Arkansas Street.

 

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Wed
20
Jan

Mayor of Dodson Dies at 71

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Dodson Mayor Loyd E. Vines passed away at the age of 71 on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, leaving behind a legacy of service to Winn Parish.

 

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Wed
20
Jan

Police Jury Inducts New Jurors; Elects President, Vice President

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After being sworn in to office, the Winn Parish Police Jurors elected their 2016 president and vice president on Monday, Jan. 11. Allen Michael McCartney of District 7 was named the 2016 Police Jury president after he was nominated with no opposition.

 

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Wed
20
Jan

VA Health Care for Homeless Vets

The Alexandria VA Health Care System’s Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) offers several programs centered around the VA’s core values of integrity, commitment, advocacy, respect and excellence for each veteran.

 

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Wed
13
Jan

Winn Schools rank in top third of districts, experience exponential growth in scores

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A lengthy meeting on Jan. 4 led to the election of the new Winn Parish School Board President and Vice President, as well as recognition of test scores received for area schools. Joe Lynn Browning was elected the new president of the Winn Parish School Board, and Todd Martin was elected to serve as his vice president. The election portion of the meeting was brief, as neither nominee had opposition.

 

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Wed
13
Jan

Former Winn Sheriff Appeals Conviction On Basis Of New Evidence

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After serving nearly five years in prison, new evidence may suggest that former Winn Parish Sheriff Albert “Bodie” Little is innocent. Little was sentenced to 13 years in prison after he was convicted by a jury for providing a local, small-time, drug-dealing woman protection from law enforcement in exchange for sex. The woman testified under oath that they had sex multiple times a week and that she cleaned Sheriff Little’s semen off of her with a towel.

 

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Wed
13
Jan

Jack McFarland

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Jack McFarland was sworn in as Louisiana State Representative for District 13 at the State Capital in Baton Rouge on Monday, January 11, 2016. He was joined by his wife, Shelly and children, Jackson and Macy. Also in attendance for this special occasion was his parents, Charles and Delores McFarland, along with other family members.

 

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Wed
13
Jan

Winn Teacher Awarded 2015 Horace Mann/Louisiana Association of Principals $1,000 Aspiring Principal Scholarship

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Ty Melton, a teacher at Winnfield Sr. High School in Winn Parish, has been awarded the 2015 Aspiring Principal Scholarship. This $1,000 award, sponsored by Horace Mann Companies and the Louisiana Association of Principals, is presented every year to a teacher, counselor, or curriculum coordinator who has an interest in becoming a principal or is currently working toward their principal certification.

 

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Wed
13
Jan

Remembering 2015: Enterprise Annual Year In Review

Taking a look back at the year in Winn Parish 

Another year has come and gone in Winn Parish, so it must be time for the annual Enterprise Year In Review. Here are some headlines that made 2015 a year to remember in Winn Parish:

 

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