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Wed
27
May

Hundreds of friends and family of the late Chuck

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Hundreds of friends and family of the late Chuck Weeks laced up their running shoes and took part in the Chuck Weeks Memorial Pro-Life 5K on Saturday, May 23 in Winnfield. The 5K raised over $7,000 for the Louisiana Right to Life Foundation and the Chuck Weeks Memorial Fund. The runners, who numbered over 300, varied in age as young as a year old (Jack Henry and John William Carter, who participated in their strollers) to those in their 60s and 70s. “We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support,” said Vickie Weeks. “It was a great day to honor Chuck, and this will definitely be a yearly event.” For more pictures from the race, and a list of winners  

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Wed
27
May

Sales tax revenue up from same point in 2014

Sales tax revenue in Winn Parish saw a sharp increase during the first quarter of 2015, according to numbersreleased by the Winn Parish School Board. Sales tax increases were seen in the City of Winnfield and the Law Enforcement District Sales Tax. The City of Winnfield collects a 1.5% tax and the Law Enforcement District collects .5%.

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Wed
20
May

Winnfield Senior High School celebrated

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Winnfield Senior High School celebrated five seniors on April 30 who have earned schol-arships to four Louisiana colleges. Dazy Turner will attend Grambling State University ona cheer scholarship, Amelia Domangue will attend Louisiana College on a band scholar-ship, David Miller and Rosa Robinson will attend the University of Louisiana at Monroeon a band scholarship and Ananda Glover will attend Southern University on a cheerscholarship.

 

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Wed
20
May

Trista Tyler Memorial Awards $8,000.00 In Scholarships

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The Trista Tyler Memorial Scholarship Committee awarded $8,000.00 to Winn Parish Seniors that met the criteria for 2015. General requirements for this $500.00 scholarship are an overallgrade point average of 3.2 or better, ACT score of 18 or above, be a member of the school’s athletic team for at least 2 years including Senior year, be active in at least 2 clubs or school organi-zations, have a good attendance record and have no major disciplinary action, good character, pleasant personality and exhibit dedication.

 

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Wed
20
May

Jordan named CEO of Jackson Parish Hospital

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The Jackson Parish PoliceJury and the Jackson ParishHospital Board of Directorshave asked Bobby Jordan toserve as CEO of the JacksonParish Hospital in order tomove their hospital forward.Jordan has accepted basedupon a limited term time‐frame. He has 40 plus yearsdedicated to the operationof hospitals within theHumana/HCA HospitalCorporations.

 

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Wed
20
May

Winn Parish

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Scenes from the 2015 Winn Parish AgCenter Market Fest

 

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Wed
20
May

Several ordinances introduced and adopted by Council

The Winnfield City Counciladopted and introduced sever-al ordinances at their May 12meeting, including a much-lauded “obscenity ordinance”in the wake of a recent inci-dent that occurred at theWinnfield City Hall.The meeting began with anupdate on the condemnationof a piece of property in thecity, cited as the “OdamsEstate.” No action was takenon the condemnation process.

 

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Wed
20
May

Winn Parish recognizes 2015 honor graduates

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The Winn Parish SchoolSystem honored 37 studentswith a Senior ScholarsBanquet on Monday, May 11.Graduating seniors fromAtlanta High School, CalvinHigh School, Dodson HighSchool and Winnfield SeniorHigh School who have earneda 3.5 GPA for their entire highschool career were recognizedfor this achievement beforegraduating later in the week.

 

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Wed
13
May

Jury to pursue capital improvement plan

The Winn Parish Police Jurors were in good spirits at a special called meeting on Tuesday, May 5, following a 67% victory for the road tax proposition that had passed the weekend prior. Jurors expressed their gratitude to the people of the parish for approving the tax, and immediately began discussions on how to move forward.
 

 

Wed
13
May

Graduation

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141 students in Winn Parish will move their tassels to the left this week as graduation services are held at the four parish high schools. The festivities began last night in Atlanta, where nine students completed their high school careers.
 

 

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