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Wed
23
Oct

It’s Not Too Late To Register to Vote

If you have not registered to vote in the Nov. 16 election, there is still a small window of opportunity.

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Wed
23
Oct

Two Statewide, Two Local Runoffs, One Tax Issue Before Voters on Nov. 16

Winn Parish voters don’t have a very long ballot facing them for the November 16 Gubernatorial General Election, but there are a couple of local races of interest, a senator, a police juror and a tax proposition in the City of Dodson. In addition there are two statewide runoff races, Governor and Secretary of State.

State Senator Jim Fannin, of Jonesboro, will meet Jay Morris in a run-off for the Senate District 35th seat. Fannin, the incumbent, led all candidates in voting with 12,559 votes (39%) while Morris, of Monroe, finished second with 11,782 votes (36%). A third candidate in the race, Matt, received 58,154 votes in the race.

Senate District 35 covers parts of Winn, Grant, Rapides, Jackson, Lincoln and Ouachita parishes.

Fannin carried the Winn Parish vote with 67 percent or 704 votes while Parker had 183 votes here and Morris received

157.

Wed
16
Oct

City Council Holds Monthly Meeting, Hears Proposal from Next Era Energy

On October 8, 2019, the Winnfield City Council held their October monthly meeting. After the opening prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. The council voted to amend a few different parts of the agenda. Under Old Business-Non-Action items, the council removed from the agenda motions to adopt Ordinance #16 of 2019-Annexation of Hanson Property and to adopt Ordinance #17 Amending Section 18:1 Psych Exam. The council also added motions under Non-Action items that address the donation of vehicles to the Winnfield Police Department. All amendments to the agenda and the agenda as amended passed unanimously.

Before conducting any business, Lt. Curry of the Winnfield Police Department addressed the council. Lt. Curry provided information on the status of a blood drive to help Reserve Officer Bobby Poisso who is currently receiving treatment for cancer. The blood drive was held on Friday, October 11.

 

 

Wed
16
Oct

Multi-Agency Law Enforcement Detail Arrests 84 in Winn and Rapides

After a two-day criminal enforcement detail, 84 individuals have been arrested and are off the streets of Rapides and Winn Parishes.

On Wednesday, October 9, 2019, and on Thursday, October 10, 2019, Troopers from Louisiana State Police, in conjunction with numerous other law enforcement agencies, conducted a criminal enforcement detail in Rapides and Winn Parishes. The objective was to identify and apprehend individuals engaged in criminal activity.

 

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Wed
16
Oct

2019 State and Local Election Results, Runoff Information

For the office of Governor, incumbent John Bel Edwards received 47% of the vote. Eddie Rispone saw the next highest vote count, receiving 27% of the vote. Rispone edged out Ralph Abraham who received 24% of the vote. All other candidates for governor received roughly 1% of the vote. For Lieutenant Governor, William “Billy” Nungesser was elected over Willie Jones. Nungesser received 68% of the vote. For Secretary of State, Kyle Ardoin received the highest vote count, taking 41% of the vote. However, there will be a runoff with Ardoin facing “Gwen” Collins-Greenup who received 34% of the vote. For Attorney General, “Jeff” Landry was elected after receiving 66% of the vote. John M. Schroder was elected over Derrick Edwards and Teresa Kenny for the office of Treasurer after receiving 60% of the vote. Michael Strain was elected for Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry receiving 57% percent of the vote.

Wed
09
Oct

Seven Statewide Races Highlight Oct. 12 Ballot

Six candidates, three Republicans, two Democrats and one Independent, all are asking for your vote to be Louisiana Governor on the ballot Saturday.

In all there are seven statewide races for parish voters to decide that drew the attention of roughly two-dozen candidates. In addition, there are four constitutional amendments proposed. All voters in the parish will cast votes in these races and issues.

Voters will cast their ballots for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Treasurer, Commissioner of Agriculture and Commissioner of Insurance.

Only the races for Attorney General and Commissioner of Insurance are guaranteed to be decided on Saturday, Oct. 12 because there are just two candidates in each of those.

 

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Wed
09
Oct

Early and Absentee Voting Sees Large Turnout, Local Race Update

While the state elections have had candidates “dropout” of the race, local elections haven’t had any.

There are four seats in the state house for districts that represent parts of Winn Parish. Only the House of Representative Seat in District 13 was unopposed.

State Representative Jack McFarland, who serves all of Jackson parish and parts of Bienville, Ouachita and Winn parishes, was elected for a second term without opposition.

Seeking the office of House of Representative from District 22 are Gabe Firment (R) and Carl Ray Lasyone (R). Both men are from Grant Parish. Firment is from Pollock while Lasyone is from Colfax. Lasyone currently serves on the Grant Parish Police Jury.

 

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Wed
09
Oct

Winn Parish FFA Holds Parish Forestry Contest

Winn Parish FFA Holds Parish Forestry Contest

Winners from the Area II Forestry Contest - Georgetown. Pictured are: Callie Maxwell, Nathan Wright- Overall High Individual, Trevor Higgs, and Tyler Garner

On September 25, Louisiana FFA held the Winn Parish Forestry Contest at Gum Springs. There was a total of 15 teams, with a total of 60 contestants, from the schools in Winn Parish. The contest consisted of tree identification, saw log measurement, chainsaw part identification, tool identification, and map reading. Winnfield Senior High took 1 st place, followed by Calvin who took 2 nd , Winnfield’s junior team took 3 rd , and Georgetown taking 4 th . Emma Vines from Winnfield was the high individual earner for the Parish contest.

 

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Wed
02
Oct

Time to Get Your Flu Shot

Drive-through or walk-up flu shot event to be held at the Winn Farmer’s Market on October 17, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m

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Wed
02
Oct

Harry Bozeman Memorial Mini Park to Get Makeover

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The Harry Bozeman Memorial Mini Park Pond is being filled with dirt as great plans await ahead to make this location a Veterans Memorial Park.

Photo by City of Winnfield

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