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Wed
20
Aug

Qualifying for parish elections begin today

The qualifying period for several offices within Winn Parish will be held Aug. 20 – Aug. 22, 2014, per the Winn Parish Clerk of Court. The parish offices of district judge, district attorney, school board members, justices of the peace and constables 
will be available for qualifying, as well as offices in Calvin (Mayor, Chief of Police and Aldermen), Dodson (Mayor, Chief of
Police and Aldermen) and Winnfield (City Court Judge and City Court Marshal). 
 
Wed
20
Aug

New Winnfield Library to open on Monday

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The new Winnfield library will officially open to the public on Monday, Aug. 25. The new building has been under construction since February 2013, and staff has been moving all books and equipment into the new building since Aug. 13. An open house will be announced to the public soon
 
Wed
20
Aug

Police baffled at Winn Parish girl’s wreck survival

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An accident that resulted in a Jeep landing in Sibley Lake has left responders confused. “They told me I should buy a lottery ticket,” said Kandi  Crawford, recounting what first responders said to her after she survived driving her vehicle off of a bridge and landing in Sibley Lake
 
Wed
13
Aug

Carpenter named middle school principal

The Winn Parish School Board met on Aug. 4 to hear various means of educational needs and to approve several resignations and new hires. Superintendent Steve Bartlett officially announced that Brent Carpenter would be replacing Kaye Pyles as the principal of the Winnfield Middle School.
 

 

Wed
13
Aug

Winn “Friends of NRA” hold annual banquet

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If there was ever any doubt that Winn Parish is “gun country,” they might have dissipated while walking around the
Winnfield Civic Center on Tuesday, Aug. 5. The second “Friends of NRA” Banquet filled the civic center with equal amounts of swag and local supporters. Nearly three hundred people filed in to enjoy a meal and to bid on various items up for sale
 

 

Wed
13
Aug

Football guide available now

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A free comprehensive digest book of area high school and college football schedules is now available to local fans. It’s just  the right size to keep in your car, at your desk, in your purse or next to your favorite chair at home
 

 

Wed
06
Aug

New traffic laws among changes effective Aug. 1

Baton Rouge, LA - Beginning Aug. 1, numerous laws and amendments passed during the Louisiana Legislative Session will affect motorists throughout the state. The La. State Police highlight several changes that drivers and passengers should be aware of while operating a vehicle on Louisiana’s roadways. 
 
Wed
06
Aug

Reception honors longtime Winn educator

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In a time where jobs are scarce and careers can be derailed at the tip of a hat, quite an argument can be made for the tenacity it takes  to tackle a position for over half a century. Mr. Etoy Ashley worked in the Winn Parish School System for 52 years and turned the lights off in his office for the last time on July 31
 
Wed
06
Aug

State goes ‘Hog Wild’: feral hog costs are on the rise

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Uncounted and increasing numbers of sounders, or packs  of feral pigs, roam Louisiana’s landscape. The animals cross suburban and rural areas. In early June, La. Department of Agriculture and Forestry trappers captured 15 wild hogs in
the heavily populated New Orleans suburb of Harahan. Earlier in the summer, two feral hogs were reported on Blom Boulevard in the Southern Hills area of Shreveport
 
Wed
30
Jul

Jury votes to merge and consolidate voting precincts

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The July 21 meeting of the Winn Parish Police Jury saw discussion from concerned citizens and big changes in polling precincts around the parish. Guest and audience participation began with Bill Griffin, who was in attendance to ask the jury if they would approach Weyerhaeuser about revising their policies concerning provisions placed on hunting on their land that will take place after the upcoming hunting season.
 

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