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Wed
14
Oct

Winn Parish Police Jury vs. Jacque Derr has motion for new trial

The case of Judge Jacque Derr vs. Winn Parish Police Jury was settled last week, but it’s still not quite over, as District Attorney Christopher Nevils, legal counsel to the police jury, moved for a new trial after Derr sent a letter to the police jury asking for $113,465.81 be paid to the court, in addition to the $30,201.57 settlement that was reached on Sept. 24.

Derr request the money after discovering that a portion of the 2 percent bond fees that should have been deposited to the Eight Judicial District Court’s fund was deposited into the police jury’s general fund.

“The District Attorney, Office of Public Defender, and Sheriff have all received their portion,” The letter from Derr said. “The Eight Judicial District Court has not.”

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Wed
14
Oct

25th annual Hog Dog Trials to begin today

25th annual Hog Dog Trials to begin today

The 25th annual Hog Dog trials starts today at the Winn Parish Fairgrounds. Bay dogs from across the world will compete in the nations largest Hog Baying competetions.

The 25 th annual Hog Dog Trials are set to begin at the Winn Parish Fairgrounds on today, Oct. 14 and last until Oct. 18 after COVID-19 delayed it from its original March date.

Winn Parish will soon be filled with competitors from across the world to watch and compete in our down home tradition and competition of hog baying.

Uncle Earl’s Hog Dog Trials began in 1995, due to its namesake and native of Winnfield Earl Long being an avid stockman and boar hunter, and saw 1,200 people enjoy the festivities, but now has more than 12,000 visitors.

The price to attend will be $10 a day for a wrist band, or $25 for the week.

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Wed
14
Oct

Sheriff Jordan returns home after fight with COVID­19

Sheriff Jordan returns home after fight with COVID­19

Winn Parish Sheriff Cranford Jordan, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 and placed on a ventilator, returned home last Thursday.

Winn Parish Sheriff Cranford Jordan returned home Oct. 8, Thursday afternoon. He had tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago, and became serious, which forced him to be put on a ventilator at Rapides Regional Medical Center.

Sheriff Jordan was taken off the ventilator on Sept. 29 and continued to improve, but lost 60 pounds during the ordeal.

“I’m blessed to be here,” Sheriff Jordan said. “God took care of me. I’m not supposed to be here. I’m diabetic, I have high blood pressure, but God took care of me.

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Wed
07
Oct

Suddenlink Services Disrupted by Hurricane Laura

A major impact of Hurricane Laura’s devastation is the disruption of critical internet and phone connectivity. To countless Louisiana consumers, one provider can and should be doing more to assist in the recovery efforts; and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is working to assist those customers.

Suddenlink has yet to restore service to a large percentage of its consumers; yet, those customers have still been billed. So AG Landry has begun examining whether Suddenlink has engaged in prohibited activities in dealing with Louisiana citizens.

“While we recognize the enormous damage caused to infrastructure, we also believe that customers should not be paying for services they are not receiving,” said AG Landry. “It will take more than a credit on their statements to make them whole.”

 

 

Wed
07
Oct

Winnfield FFA Teams Compete in State Events

The Winnfield FFA Livestock and Poultry teams competed in the State FFA Career Development Events. The competitions were held virtually due to COVID-19 on September 18, 2020 and September 25, 2020.

The Livestock Judging Career Development Event provides aspiring, young agricultural education students with the opportunity to make accurate observations on livestock, determine the desirable traits in animals, make logical decisions based on their observations, and discuss and defend those decisions. Participants place classes of breeding and market beef, sheep, and swine. They then give oral reasons to the judges as to why they placed each class as they did. Blue (senior) Team members include Emma Vines, Jacob Womack, and Madison Green. This team achieved 3rd in Area 2.

The Poultry Evaluation CDE is a competitive event that tests students’ abilities to select top quality poultry and poultry products needed for successful production and marketing.

 

 

Wed
07
Oct

Judge Derr and Police Jury reach settlement

Judge Derr and Police Jury reach settlement

Judge Jacque Derr, of the Eigth Judicial Court, who sued the Winn Parish Police Jury reached a settlement of $30,201.57

The lawsuit of Judge Jacque Derr, of the Eighth Judicial District Court, against the Winn Parish Police Jury reached its verdict on Sept. 24, as Judge John Crigler ordered that the police jury must pay the Eighth Judicial District Court a sum of $30,201.57 in three equal installments for the remainder of 2020.

The Winn Parish Police Jury must amend their budget to cover these expenses.

Judge Crigler also ordered that the Police Jury pay the attorney fees and expenses on behalf of Judge Derr, which is a sum of $10,000.

 

 

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Wed
07
Oct

25 th annual Hog Dog Trials to begin next week

25 th annual Hog Dog Trials to begin next week

A bay dog in the 2019 Uncle Earl Hog Dog Trials bayying a hog

The 25 th annual Hog Dog Trials are set to begin at the Winn Parish Fairgrounds on Oct. 14 and last until Oct. 18 after COVID-19 delayed it from its original March date.

Winn Parish will soon be filled with competitors from across the world to watch and compete in our down home tradition and competition of hog baying.

Uncle Earl’s Hog Dog Trials began in 1995, due to its namesake and native of Winnfield Earl Long being an avid stockman and boar hunter, and saw 1,200 people enjoy the festivities, but now has more than 12,000 visitors.

 

 

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Wed
30
Sep

Cancer Screening Van to visit Winn Parish

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The Cancer Screening Van will visit Winn Parish on Oct. 6-7

The Cancer Screening Van will stop in Winn Parish on October 6-7 to offer free cancer screens for eligible residents.

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Wed
30
Sep

Deadline to Register for FEMA Help is 30 Days Away

Renters and homeowners in parishes designated for FEMA assistance after Hurricane Laura have until Oct. 27 to register for help.

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Wed
30
Sep

State Representative Jack McFarland Calls $15 million Rental Assistance Mismanagement “Disastrous”

State Representative Jack McFarland (R-Jonesboro) is blowing the whistle on what he says is a disastrous mismanagement of funds by the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LERAP). McFarland says that the state fund has failed to process or pay thousands of applications for individual assistance to the fund since July, leaving a balance of over $15 million in CARES Act money in the fund while Louisiana families struggle to make rent and fight eviction.

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