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08
Jul

Winnfield native found dead in Guadalupe River

Winnfield native found dead in Guadalupe River

Dr. Richard Johnson, who grew up in Winnfield, and was an active student at WSHS

Winnfield native found dead in Guadalupe River

1997 Track and Field team left to right are Richard Johnson, Brent Murray, Matt Carroll, Jason Carroll, Stoney Bonnette, Eric Maxwell, and Coach James Carroll. In the ront are Lindsey Thurmon on the left and Andrea Frederick on the right.

The body of 38-year-old Dr. Richard Johnson, a Winnfield native and graduate of WSHS in 1999, was found in the Guadalupe River in San Jose, Ca. according to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office.

Growing up in Winnfield, Johnson was an active member of the WSHS FFA and Track and Field Team.

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Wed
01
Jul

AHS Student receives Dr. Jack E. Smith scholarship

Rayna Tilton, a 2020 graduate of Atlanta High School, is this year’s recipient of the Dr. Jack E. Smith scholarship. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brad Tilton of the Wheeling community.

Rayna plans to attend Northwestern State University and major in psychology and hopes to continue her education to become a child psychiatrist.

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Wed
01
Jul

Louisiana Department of Education releases 2020­2021 school reopening guidance

In partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) and the Resilient Louisiana Commission, the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) released guidance today for how schools across the state can reopen for the 2020-2021 school year by taking actions to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

While each district will ultimately decide how schools will operate, the guidelines offer best practices that encourage districts to prepare for three possible reopening scenarios: traditional, hybrid or distance/remote learning. In addition, they explain how health requirements will change based on the three reopening phases. The resource offers an outline for what to expect and how to respond to a COVID-19 positive or presumptive positive case on campus.

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Wed
01
Jul

911 signs deadline extended

911 signs deadline extended

Candace Coonce showcasing the valid 911 signs

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

After August 1, the City will be posting 911 signs for any residents that do not have a valid 911 address sign. These City-installed signs will be posted for an additional fee.

 

Wed
01
Jul

Winn Parish Detention Center inmate found dead in cell

Winn Parish Detention Center inmate found dead in cell

Mary Morgan Ramirez

A 36 year-old Jackson Parish woman has died in the Winn Parish Detention Center.

Winn Parish Sheriff Cranford Jordan reports Mary Morgan Ramirez was found deceased in her cell early June 25.

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Wed
01
Jul

Court Judge seeks funding from Winn Parish Police Jury; Says court could shut down; Reminds them of lawsuit

The Winn Parish Police Jury met for a Special Called Meeting June 23 to discuss funding for the Eighth Judicial District Court, with a lack of funding meaning that the court could shut down.

Judge Jacque Derr said for the month of July the district would have around $7,435.22, short $11,273.39 of its $18,708.61 expenses that it requires for the court to run.

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Wed
24
Jun

Winnfield resident selected for White House competitive Scholars program

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Grambling State University Student Stephon Wilson was selected as part of the 2020 HBCU Competitveness Scholars

Winnfield resident Stephon Wilson, a senior at Grambling State University, was selected by The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) as part of the 2020 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars -- the initiative’s highest student recognition.

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Wed
24
Jun

911 signs due by July 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
24
Jun

Week 4 Mobile Van Testing

Free Mobile Van testing will be available in Winn Parish on at various sites from 8-11 a.m.

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Wed
24
Jun

Second Winn Parish COVID-19 death in as many weeks

Winn Parish had their second death in two weeks due to COVID-19 according to Sherriff Cranford Jordan, bringing the death total to four.

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