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05
Aug

Tax free weekend begins Friday

Louisiana will halt sales taxes on certain purchases this weekend, just in time for back-to-school shopping. Friday, Aug. 7 and Saturday, Aug. 8 have been declared the 2015 Louisiana Annual Sales Tax Holiday, and most retail purchases will be exempt from the four-percent state sales tax. Parents who are ready to buy clothes, shoes, backpacks, supplies and the like will be able to save a little money this weekend after the tax deductions have been counted.
Wed
05
Aug

Wish granted for local boy

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A young Winnfield boy received quite a shock while eating pizza at Fox’s with friends and family last week. DJ Caesar, who suffers from Sickle Cell Anemia, will be traveling to Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL on Friday, Aug. 7, as a gift from the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Wed
05
Aug

Weevils to fight back against Saline salvinia

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The latest effort by the United States Fish & Wildlife Services to combat the Giant Salvinia problem in Saline Lake was set into motion last week. 40 million Weevils that will feast on the Salvinia plants were dropped into several different locations inside Saline in an ongoing war that the department has declared against the tropical plant.
Wed
05
Aug

And the Clerk Walks Away

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Donald Kelley departs from his office at the Winn Parish Courthouse for the last time as Winn Parish Clerk of Court on Friday, July 31. He has traveled this path for the last 33 years and, with family and friends in tow, has set his sights on retirement. Various employees of other Courthouse departments met him in the hallway to wish him good luck, a kind gesture for Winn Parish’s longest-serving clerk. Kelley was present for the swearing-in of interim clerk Kim Gilliam, who will serve in his stead until the next clerk takes office on July 1, 2016. Pictured above, left to right, are son Bryan Kelley, Donald Kelley and wife Brenda Kelley.
Wed
29
Jul

Police warn of new scams

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Winnfield City Police Chief Johnny Ray Carpenter and Sergeant Allen Marsden wish to inform the public of two new phone scams that are currently making their way around the parish. The first scam is a call tha ttells you that you have been approved for a bank loan and all that you need to do is finish the application to receive a loan in the amount of $5,000. The object here is to obtain your bank account and routing number.
 

 

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29
Jul

Montgomery Councilman arrested in Winnfield

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A member of the Montgomery, LA Tow Council was arrested in Winnfield over the weekend while traveling with a female companion. Winnfield City Police Officers pulled over 49-year old Jack B. Rushing of Montgomery late Saturday night and charged him with possession of a Schedule IV narcotic and failing to use a turn signal.
 

 

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29
Jul

Jury adopts 2015 tax millage rates

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The Winn Parish Police Jury met for two public meetings on Monday, July 20. The agenda set forth contained several items that were o fvarying degrees of importance.Police Jury Vice-President Doris Leeper, who filled in foran absent President Jack McFarland, conducted the first meeting of the night. This was to adopt the 2015 ad valorem tax millage rates within the parish, and all of thos stayed the same as in previous years.
 

 

Wed
22
Jul

Parish English/Language Arts

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Eleven Winn Parish English/Language Arts teachers were present at the Winn Parish Library for a “Write Like This” event presented by the North western State UniversityNational Writing Project on July . ELA teachers from the seventh through tenth grades learned new writing techniques to implement in their classrooms in the coming year. The class was presented by Winn Parish native Leeanne Bamburg Bordelon. 

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Wed
22
Jul

Fun in the Sun

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It wasn’t hard to find a way for the little ones at First Baptist Church Pre-School to beatthe heat this summer. Their parents packed their swimsuits and sandles for a fun afternoonin the water on the east side of the church. They delighted in moving from one water activity to the next, gleefully enjoying a break from their usual schedules.

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Wed
22
Jul

High grade marijuana seized on way to Winn Parish

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Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies intercepteda Winn Parish man transporting approximately 1.1 poundsof suspected high grade marijuana traveling from Houstonto Winnfield during a trafficstop on La. Hwy 6 West onSunday evening according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr.

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