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03
Mar

Winnfield native awarded Tenet of Tech

Winnfield native awarded Tenet of Tech

Zac Little, a native of Winnfield, was chosen as one of two seniors at Louisiana Tech as a Tenet of Tech for his academic excellence and outstanding dedication and contribution to his unveristy

Zac Little, Winnfield native and 2017 WSHS graduate was 1 of only 2 seniors to be presented with the Tenets of Tech Award for acknowledgement of his academic excellence and outstanding dedication and contribution to Louisiana Tech University at its annual Who’s Who Banquet on Feb. 25.

Little, a senior at Louisiana Tech, was 1 of 100 seniors nominated by faculty to be named to Tech’s Who’s Who. After resume submissions and interviews, 20 were chosen as Who’s Who, and the top 2 were honored with the Tenets of Tech Award.

Earlier this year, Little was selected via a rigorous process as Louisiana Tech’s

Homecoming King and also serves as 2020-2021 Student Government Association’s (SGA)

 

 

 

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Wed
24
Feb

WPSO start Search and Rescue program

WPSO start Search and Rescue program

Winnfield Fire Department using Heavy Rescue 1 to get to a family trapped in Calvin

WPSO start Search and Rescue program

The Winn Parish Sherriff ’s Office have started a Search and Rescue program and are looking for volunteers to assist in special events at local churches or in searching and rescuing individuals in the area who have gone missing.

“Many times we can use the extra help,” Sherriff Cranford said. “And we’ve been looking to start this program for a while, and we finally haves the funds to operate the program.

 

 

 

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Wed
24
Feb

Louisianans Impacted by Winter Storms Are Urged to Fill Out the Louisiana Disaster Preliminary Damage Self-Report

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is seeking information from anyone who received damage due to the winter weather event this week. The self-reporting survey, which can be found at damage.la.gov, will help local and state emergency managers collect data to move forward with the recovery process.

This step should not replace reporting damage to your insurance agency.Anyone impacted by the winter storm should fill out the survey to report damage to your home or business (structures only, no vehicles).

 

 

 

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Wed
24
Feb

Boil advisories in Winn Parish

Tannehill Water System is under a boil advisory until further notice for Douglas Garrett Rd. , Joe Frazier Rd., and Hwy 156 West of Joe Frazier Rd. This boil advisory is to remain in effect until rescinded by Tannehill Water System.

A system-wide boil advisory has been issued for the West Winn Water System due to low pressure.

 

 

 

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Wed
24
Feb

State Superintendent on vaccinations for educators and school staff

Governor John Bel Edwards announced on February 18that Louisiana will begin vaccinating early childhood center workers and K-12 educators and support staff Monday. State Superintendent of Education Dr. Cade Brumley released the following statement in support of the Governor’s decision.

“I’m grateful and relieved to know our early childhood workers, as well as k-12 educators and school staff, now have access to this vaccine. This signifies the value of our essential employees and will enable even more Louisiana centers and schools to be fully open to serve students, families and communities. I extend my thanks to Governor Edwards, the Louisiana Department of Health and our state’s medical professionals for working alongside us throughout this pandemic and for making our educational community a priority. Although not perfect, Louisiana has managed to maintain an early childcare system and a k-12 educational program throughout this pandemic.”

Wed
24
Feb

The Atlanta Baptist Church

The Atlanta Baptist Church

The Atlanta Baptist Church ablaze on Feb. 17. Winn Parish Fire District 3 (WPFD), Winnfield Fire Department (WFD), Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office and Atlanta PD all responded to the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshall’s office.

 

 

 

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Wed
17
Feb

8th Judicial District Court Closed thru Friday

The 8th Judicial District Court will be closed Wednesday, February 17, Thursday, February 18, and Friday, February 19. We will reopen on Monday, February 22.

Wed
17
Feb

Winnfield native releases book on grief

Winnfield native releases book on grief

Winnfield native, and award winning journalist, Dwann Holmes released her book about her personal experiences with grief after the deaths of her parents

Anytime a loved one dies most families are still stunned even after health professionals have delivered dismal news of pending death. This can be doubly devastating when families are dealing with back to back deaths.

No matter how much you’ve been instructed to grieve, many agree it’s easier said than done when trying to be strong for everyone else. That’s what leaders including Pastors experience on a regular basis.

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Wed
17
Feb

You Never Know

	You Never Know

You Never Know Store Ribbon Cutting was held at noon on Friday, February 12. 

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Wed
17
Feb

Winn Correctional Center has blackout

On Wednesday February 10, the Winn Correctional Center suffered a blackout caused by damages to equipment by a lightning strike, according to Sherriff Cranford Jordan.

15 electricians worked on restoring power, but due to the ice storm weather threat, plans had to be made to move all 300+ prisoners that the correctional center holds, after it was clear restoration to the site wouldn’t be done in time.

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