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Wed
04
Sep

Jim Fannin Speaks at the Kiwanis Club Meeting

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Jim Fannin, State Senator

Jim Fannin and wife Kitty were surprise guests at the Kiwanis club meeting, Monday, August 26 th . The Fannins were guests of Sheriff Cranford Jordan. Senator Fannin took the opportunity to speak to the Kiwanis club, not about the election because that is against the rules, but general information about our state.

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Wed
04
Sep

Texas man arrested in 1988 murder of Winnfield Native

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Daniel Andrew MacGinnis

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Patrica Ann Howell Jacobs, orginally from Dodson, married Terry Jacobs from Sikes

In Beaumont, a Tyler County man was arrested in connection in the 31-year-old murder case of Winn Parish native Patrica Ann Howell Jacobs, according to a statement release by the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office on Aug. 27.

In conjunction with the Port Arthur Police Department and the Texas Rangers, District Attorney Bob Wortham announces the arrest of Daniel Andrew MacGinnis, 60, of Warren, for the 1988 murder of 36-year-old Patricia Ann Jacobs.

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Wed
28
Aug

WSHS Students Represent Louisiana at FBLA National Convention

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In July, the following WSHS students represented Louisiana at the National FBLA Convention in San Antonio, TX. They competed in Parliamentary Procedure and Web Design. Front row, left to right, David Simmons, Jack Adams and Peyton Little. Back row, left to right, Daniel Simmons, KJ Evans, Matthew Harrel and Jacob Mercer.

 

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Wed
28
Aug

Police Jury Holds August Meeting

On Monday, August 19, the Winn Parish Police Jury held their regular monthly meeting. Under business, Joshua McAllister, the police juror representing District Three, made motions to approve monthly invoices and to extend a lease on a Cat Dump Truck on a month to month basis. No discussion took place on the motion to approve monthly invoices. Joshua McAllister did note that the continual lease of the Cat Dump Truck should be temporary. Both motions passed unanimously. 

 

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Wed
28
Aug

New Life Store Holds Grand Opening

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On Wednesday, August 22, New Life held a grand opening. The New Life store is a resale store that uses its proceeds to help those with drug addiction. This could include counseling, rehab, and ministry for those suffering from addiction. New Life is dependent on donations to remain open and continue to provide rehabilitation services. Donations could be anything from furniture to clothes. The New Life store is located on Main Street in downtown Winnfield.

 

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Wed
21
Aug

Dodson Shooting Leaves One Dead and One Injured

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Justin S. Burnett

At around 5:40 A.M. on Wednesday August 14 th , the Winn Parish Sheriff’s office was notified of a shooting at 104 North Boundary in Dodson, Louisiana. The Sheriff’s units and Dodson Police Department responded. Upon arrival, it was discovered that two white males who had received gunshot wounds to the head. The two victims, Christian Dale Evans, 30, of Jonesboro and Rodger Harrell Gregory, 65, of Farmerville, were left in critical condition. The suspect was Justin S. Burnett, 30, of Sikes, Louisiana.

 

 

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Wed
21
Aug

Local Man Dies In Natchitoches Parish Shooting

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Robert Vascocu

At approximately 8:17 p.m., NATCOM 911 Center received 911 reports of a shooting in the 800 block of Weaver Cemetery Road near Chestnut.

NPSO deputies and Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office responded to the scene arriving in 19 minutes.

Deputies discovered a male identified as Dalton Edward McQuillin, 24, lying in the front yard of a residence with life threatening injuries from a single gunshot wound to the head.

 

 

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Wed
21
Aug

“Rotary Connects the World”

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Rotary President Samatha Gates (Left) and District Governor for Rotary Alan Barth (Right)

On Wednesday, August 14, the Winnfield Rotary Club hosted District Governor (North Louisiana), Alan Barth of Monroe. In his speech, he gave an overview of the goals and expectations of the Rotary club at the local, national, and international level. He introduced the mission statement for the Rotary Club this year:

 

 

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Wed
21
Aug

Winnfield City Council Holds August Meeting

On August 13, the Winnfield City Council held their regular monthly meeting. After addressing some public concerns about the community, the council recognized those who participated in repairing the animal shelter in Winnfield. Under old business, councilman Hamms followed up on a previous nonaction item inquiring about the charter for the City Marshall and City Judge and elections. It was determined that the City Marshall and City Judge became 6 year terms to align with the District Attorney and District Judge. This issue was set aside. Next, a motion to Adopt Ordinance No. 12 of 2019- Placement and Removal of Trash/Garbage Receptacles was tabled.

 

 

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Wed
14
Aug

It’s Back to School in Winn Parish

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Maddison Moore (Left) and Olivia Busha (Right) are two students who attended Winnfield Middle School’s Open House held on Thursday, Aug. 8.

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