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Wed
30
Sep

USDA, Sheriff Jordan sign agreement, new jail to come

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Thursday Sept. 24, USDA Rural Development officials and Sheriff Cranford Jordan met to sign a letter of condition to approve funds to build a new $10.2 million jail. USDA Rural Development Natchitoches Area Director Reinette Foster and Community Programs Specialists Tony Matlock and Winnfred Jones visited Sheriff Jordan to sign the letter, which must be understood and argued before final approval of funds to build the new jail. More than $100,000 has been spent on the project already.

 

Wed
30
Sep

Trick riding team to perform Friday

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The Winnfield Rodeo has a treat in store for the crowd. Leann Young and Bailor Brown of Cajun Extreme Trick Riders will be performing. Leann has been trick riding professionally for 15 years and rode for the Dolly Parton Dixie Stampede. She now is the teacher of Bailor Brown, teaching Bailor for the past 11 months the art of rodeo trick riding. These two have been performing as a team over the state of Louisiana and will continue moving on to perform in other surrounding states as well.

 

Wed
23
Sep

Kids Café Winnfield, Winn Parish Healthy Initiatives Coalition seek local advisory committee

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana and the Winn Parish Healthy Initiatives Coalition are teaming up in hopes of keeping a wonderful and truly needed program alive in Winnfield, but we need help from the community.

 

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Wed
23
Sep

Winn Parish Fair begins Monday, Sept. 28

Ready or not, the fair is coming! Monday marks the beginning of the Winn Parish Fair which will run through Oct. 3.

 

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Wed
23
Sep

Proposed Port Deluce Reservoir drinking water project announced

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The proposed Port Deluce Reservoir was introduced to the public on Tuesday at a special public announcement. This drinking water project will provide 500 acres and 12.5 miles of shoreline as a drinking water reserve for the City of Winnfield.

 

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Wed
23
Sep

LaSalle Corrections to take over Winn Correctional Center, welcomed by Rotary

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Winn Correctional Center, the state-owned prison on Gum Springs Road near Atlanta, has been managed privately by Corrections Corporation of America since it opened in 1990 but that management role will soon be taken over by LaSalle Corrections.

 

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Wed
23
Sep

Winnfield Police make drug arrest

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Winnfield Police Officers arrested a local man on an outstanding warrant for Possession of a Firearm by persons convicted of certain felonies. The arrest warrant had been issued from a previous incident with officers, resulting in the seizing of a .22 caliber handgun.

 

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Wed
16
Sep

City Council meeting leads to updates for the city of Winnfield

Last week’s lengthy city council meeting led to the approval of projects that will help Winnfield to keep up with the urbanization happening in other cities. The council voted to accept a bid from E.P. Breaux Construction in order to replace the standing substation that was built 30 years ago.

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Wed
16
Sep

Winn Parish to become Work Ready Certified Community, jobs to follow

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More than 50 community leaders gathered at the Louisiana Technical College in Winnfield Sept. 11 to publicly announce that Winn Parish is becoming a Work Ready Certified Community. “This is a national economic development initiative,” said Winnfield Mayor Kiah Beville. “I am proud to say that Winnfield and Winn Parish are part of this.”

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Wed
16
Sep

In honor of the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001

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In honor of the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, the Winnfield Fire Dept. raised the American flag over the city of Winnfield for the entirity of the day. Similar  to the picture above, Fire District 3 also flew a large American flag outside the fire house to remember the lives lost on that day.

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