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Wed
06
Aug

State goes ‘Hog Wild’: feral hog costs are on the rise

Uncounted and increasing numbers of sounders, or packs  of feral pigs, roam Louisiana’s landscape. The animals cross suburban and rural areas. In early June, La. Department of Agriculture and Forestry trappers captured 15 wild hogs in
the heavily populated New Orleans suburb of Harahan. Earlier in the summer, two feral hogs were reported on Blom Boulevard in the Southern Hills area of Shreveport
 
Wed
30
Jul

Jury votes to merge and consolidate voting precincts

The July 21 meeting of the Winn Parish Police Jury saw discussion from concerned citizens and big changes in polling precincts around the parish. Guest and audience participation began with Bill Griffin, who was in attendance to ask the jury if they would approach Weyerhaeuser about revising their policies concerning provisions placed on hunting on their land that will take place after the upcoming hunting season.
 
Wed
30
Jul

Drug arrest made in St. Maurice

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigation/Alexandria Field Office (LSP AFO) arrested Tony Terrel Martin (B/M 32 yrs) of Saint Maurice, LA. Earlier this month, LSP AFO Narcotics Agents received information concerning Martin.
 
Wed
30
Jul

Sheriff’s “Litter Patrol” begins weekly rounds

The Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Winn Parish Police Jury, began a parish-wide clean up effort on Monday, July 20. Litter Patrol will work three days a week to clean up roads throughout the parish. Inmates will be used for labor, and a sheriff’s deputy will accompany them to help those roads in the parish that do not see a lot of cleanup effort
 
Wed
23
Jul

Log truck tumbles over on major intersection

Law enforcement personnel responded to a call at 9:09 a.m. on Wednesday, July 16, concerning an overturned 18-wheeler at the intersection of Highway 84 and 167 in front of P.K. Smith Motors. The log truck was taking the turn onto 167 when it toppled over onto a vacant lot across from P.K.’s. A driver and a passenger were in the vehicle, but both refused medical attention
 
Wed
23
Jul

New Winn Parish Library nearing completion

Pictured above is a section of the new Winn Parish Library that will contain much of the reading material. The standard genres will be housed here, with a separate part of the library set aside for children. The new building will be completed and ready to open in the coming weeks. For more pictures from inside the library
 
Wed
16
Jul

Plum Creek make sizeable donation to WSHS Football Program

Plum Creek Timber in Joyce donated a $6,000 check to the Winnfield Senior High School Tiger Football Team on Friday, July 11. The money will go toward the purchase of a utility vehicle to be used by the football program. Pictured on the field at Stokes-Walker Stadium are, left to right: Delane Mareno (Plum Creek), Dr. Jane Griffin (WSHS Principal), Karen Sanders (WMS Teacher), Jamie Daughtry (Plum Creek), Matt Sutton (Plum Creek) and Andy Pyles (WSHS Tigers Head  Coach).
 
Wed
09
Jul

City officials sworn in July 1

A bright, warm summer morning greeted several Winnfield citizens as they gathered in the Winnfield Civic Center to take the oath of office and assume their new elected positions on July 1. Mayor Kiah Beville, Police Chief Johnny Ray Carpenter
and Winnfield City Council members Jesse Edwards, Gerald Hamms, Sarah Junkin and Matt Miller were officially sworn into office during a ceremonious event notable for the air of “hope” surrounding the Winnfield Civic Center
 
Wed
09
Jul

NRA cuts $20,000 check in Winn

The National Rifle Association Foundation wrote out a check to the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office totaling $20,000. The money was the cut of what was raised from the 2013 NRA Banquet that was held in Winn last August. Upkeep of the Sheriff’s Office Shooting Range is the primary use of the money.
 

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