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Wed
13
May

Winn Parish Cases Slowly Rise

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Arraignment by video: History was made in Winn Parish on Wednesday, May 6. Court commenced by video for the first time in 8th Judicial Court with Judge Derr. Sheriff Jordan shared on social media, “District attorney, public defender, and detention center were connected by video conferencing to handle arraignments. Judge Derr felt this was the best for all parties concerned during the COVID-19 virus.”

As of Monday, May 11, Winn Parish had accumulated 54 total cases: 30 active, 24 recovered, and 2 deaths. These numbers reflect positives from parish residents, nursing homes patients, and correctional facility inmates. According to Sheriff Cranford Jordan, test results are reported according to the home address of the patient.

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Wed
13
May

Winn Parish Library Now Offering Curbside

Winn Parish Library Now Offering Curbside

The Winn Parish Library branches are pleased to announce curbside services effective May 11, 2020 at the Winnfield, Atlanta, Calvin, Dodson, and Sikes locations. Cardholders may resume checking out materials including DVD’s, books, magazines, and books on CD. Patrons must not have lost or damaged item charges on their account to use this service. Materials may be ordered by title, author, or genre. Items will be sanitized then bagged to ensure the safety of all our patrons. Please allow the library staff 24 hours to process your order. When placing an order, please include your name, contact number, and library card number.

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Wed
13
May

Teach The Way You Want To Be Taught

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WSHS senior Taylor Womack receives the Winn Parish Retired Teachers scholarship from WPRTA President Tommy Bankston.

Winnfield Senior High School 2020 graduating senior Taylor Womack was proudly presented the Winn Parish Retired Teachers Association scholarship check by President Tommy Bankston for $1,000 in her quest for a career in teaching mathematics. Mr. Bankston, in honor of the WPRTA, granted a personal, additional $1,000 scholarship to Miss Womack.

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Wed
06
May

Winn Parish Kindergarten Registration

Future kindergarten students are encouraged to register for the 2020-2021 school year. Children who are 5 years old on or before September 30, 2020, may register for kindergarten. Birth certificate, immunization record, and social security card are required for enrollment.

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Wed
06
May

Winnfield Animal Shelter To Open

The Winnfield Animal Shelter will be opening on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

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Wed
06
May

Courthouse Reopened, Guidelines for Public

Effective Monday, May 4, 2020, the Winn Parish Courthouse will be open to the public during normal business hours of 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. All visitors are required to wear a mask or face covering while in the building. If business can be conducted by phone, fax, or email, the Jury encourages this.

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Wed
06
May

Preparation for 2020-2021 School Year

During the April 28 teleconference meeting of the Winn Parish School Board, Superintendent Steve Bartlett shared about plans to successfully close the 2019-2020 school year and return to school facilities in August.

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Wed
06
May

Letter From the Superintendent

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Above photo from the March meeting of the Winn Parish School Board.

As many of you know, the Governor has closed public school buildings across the State for the rest of the school year. It is Winn Parish’s goal to provide direction and assistance for student learning under these circumstances. Currently, many educators and families are concerned about how we can ensure that students will learn content that they will miss with these school closures.

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Wed
29
Apr

Hanes Provides Masks

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Deputy Judy Robinson and Assessor Lawrence Desadier hand out free masks to Winn Parish resident Em Moore from the courthouse.

The Winn Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness started distributing masks to the public for free on Monday, April 20, until the stock was depleted the following Friday. Sheriff Cranford Jordan, Winn Parish OEP contact, informed the public that residents of Winn Parish were welcome to come to the front of the courthouse and press the buzzer to request masks Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Each person was allotted one pack of five masks. The masks were donated to Governor Edwards’ Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness by HanesBrands.

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Wed
29
Apr

Police Jury: “We have got to get back to work in Winn Parish.”

The April 20 meeting of the Winn Parish Police Jury kicked off with District Attorney Chris Nevils drawing attention to available grant money for parishes and encouraging the Jury to make some calls and seek direction to try to get ahead in case the parish suffers financial losses. Nevils said, “We don’t know yet the extent of the loss of sales taxes for the parish, or any other loss in revenue to the parish.” WPPJ President Josh McAllister noted that when he looked at the parish’s sales tax two weeks prior to the meeting, they were down about $25,000 from March.

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