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Wed
29
Jul

Winn Parish School Disctrict announces plan for the 2020­2021 school year

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The Winn Parish School District has released their return-to-school-plan detailing what school will look like during the pandemic, and allow learning to take place safely for each of the three phases that Louisiana might be in at the time.

The plan, which is available on the Winn Parish School Board’s website and for pick-up at any local school in the parish, was voted on a passed unanimously last Tuesday, July 21.

“I know a lot of the decisions we make and the direction we take will not be in everybody’s favor,” Superintendent Steve Bartlett said..” But the Decisions we make is for the wellbeing of the children in the Winn Parish school system, the staff and the community of Winn Parish.”

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Wed
22
Jul

Sikes Wolf Creek Festival Cancels due to COVID­19 Pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Sikes Wolf Creek Festival has been cancelled.

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Wed
22
Jul

911 signs due by August 1

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Candace Coonce showcasing the valid 911 signs

The City of Winnfield is asking that everyone have a valid 911 address sign posted by July 1.

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Wed
22
Jul

Walmart requiring face covering in stores nationwide

Walmart requiring face covering in stores nationwide

Walmart and Sam’s Club will start requiring masks at stores and clubs nationwide starting July 20, the company announced Wednesday.

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Wed
15
Jul

Court arraignment postponed in connection to pet’s death

Court arraignment postponed in connection to pet’s death

The arraignment for Michael Lance Gardner, 37, has been postponed from its July 13 date and expected to move to early August due to Gardner’s lawyer needing to be quarantined due exposure to COVID-19.

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Wed
15
Jul

Winn Parish finally holds Presidential Preference Primary after delays

Winn Parish finally holds Presidential Preference Primary after delays

Registrar of Voters Bryan Kelley showing off the voting booths used for the Presidential Preference Primary elections

Louisiana had its Presidential Preference Primary Saturday after being delayed twice.

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Wed
15
Jul

Governor John Bel Edwards issues statewide mask mandate

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A Lawsuit was filed Monday against the Winn Parish Police Jury by District Judge Jacque Derr

District Judge of the Eighth Judicial District Court Jacque Derr filed a petition to the Clerk of Court on July 13 for mandamus and other relief against the Winn Parish Police jury this morning “to fund the said court in accordance with their duty and obligation to do so,” the petition states.

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Wed
08
Jul

Relief needed for Louisiana loggers impacted by COVID­19

Louisiana’s forestlands cover 48 percent of the state’s area. Loggers harvest this renewable resource to provide the raw materials for Louisiana’s second largest manufacturing employer – the forest products industry. Loggers are considered “essential businesses” and worked through the worst time of the virus’ spread. Industry was then able to produce the personal protective equipment, shipping containers and toilet paper that every citizen needs in their daily lives. Loggers live throughout rural Louisiana and their employees and their families depend on the logging business for their livelihoods. There are 560 loggers in Louisiana employing more than 4500 workers.

Wed
08
Jul

Cranford Jordan sworn in for third term as Winn Parish Sheriff

Cranford Jordan sworn in for third term as Winn Parish Sheriff

Cranford Jordan being sworn in by Anastasia Wiley for his third term as Winn Parish Sheriff

Sheriff Cranford Jordan was sworn in by Winnfield City Judge Anastasia Wiley for his third term as on July 3.

“The lord has blessed me with a lot of good people,” Sheriff Jordan said. “The parish officials, the judges, the police jury, everyone. I’m blessed to have a good working relationship with them, and to have my wife of 42 years.”

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Wed
08
Jul

Domestic Violence During COVID­19

The lockdowns following the COVID-19 pandemic have surged up the number of domestic violence cases within the United States. People were directed to stay indoors at their respective homes as it had been proved to be an effective measure for fighting against the coronavirus. While stopping the spread of the virus, they have also exposed the dangerous threats to victims of domestic abuse across the world apart for the deadly repercussions of the pandemic.

In abusive households, victims fear the aggressor inside and the virus outside. The confinement with abusive partners mostly result in physical and emotional violence. It is difficult for the victims to escape from the abusers and seek help due to the imposed restrictions. Some are dependent on their abuser due to lack of financial support.

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