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Wed
24
Sep

Keith Gates holds local fundraiser

Winnfield City Prosecutor Keith Gates, who is running for Public Service Commissioner as a Republican against incumbent
Foster Campbell, held a special reception at the A. Leonard Allen Building on Thursday, Sept. 18. Gates addressed his constituents and pledged to work to speed up electricity restoration times, fight for Louisiana’s energy economy and to fight for broadband access to more rural communities..
 
Wed
17
Sep

Miss Winn Pageant to be held at WSHS

The 2014 Miss Winn Parish Pageant was mistakenly printed in the fair catalog as being held at the Winnfield Kindergarten School. The event will actually be held at the Winnfield Senior High School Auditorium on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 5:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Pageant Director Melody Bonnette at 727-8993.
 
Wed
17
Sep

Winn Parish Fair set for September 29 October 4

The Winn Parish Fair and Rodeo will make its way through the area beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 29. The Winn Parish Fair is the single largest public entertainment event of the year in our area, and a rich tradition follows it.
 
Wed
17
Sep

Winnfield Police Chief Johnny Ray Carpenter

Winnfield Police Chief Johnny Ray Carpenter is presented with certificates of appreciation from Winnfield District 1 Councilwoman Cheryl Demery 
 
Wed
17
Sep

9/11 Remembered

Winnfield Fire Department Captain Cassidy Martin raises a special flag on the morning of September 11, 2014. The flag contained the names of all the first-responders who lost their lives on that fateful morning in 2001. In addition, the Winnfield Lion’s Club placed American flags in front of several businesses and throughout Main Street, and the flagpoles at city square flew throughout the day as a somber reminder
 
Wed
10
Sep

Winnfield man killed in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge – Shortly before 7:30 am on Sept. 4, 2014, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred on LA Hwy 73 (Jefferson Hwy.) at Floynell Dr. in East Baton Rouge Parish. The crash took the life of 62-year-old Robert M. Vines of Winnfield 
 

 

Wed
10
Sep

School Board approves 201415 budget

The Winn Parish School Board held a special budget hearing just before the Sept. 2 regular meeting on Tuesday. Tami Austin, Business Manager, presented the board with the finalized 2014-2015 consolidated budget, which required any feedback from
the board and the public before being added to the regular meeting agenda.  
 

 

Wed
10
Sep

Fire Department welcomes new fire engine

 Members of the Winnfield Fire Department were all smiles as the newest member of their brigade turned off of Highway 167 and headed for their office on South Abel Street. The “new used” 1997 model fire engine will be used in place of an older vehicle that had been in use since 1976. Financed completely through the WFD and without taxpayer money, the new engine sports a 70-ft. ladder and a $162,000 price tag.  
 

 

Wed
03
Sep

Sportsman’s Tax Holiday Sept. 57

The 2014 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday takes place Friday, September 5, through Sunday, September 7. Act 453 of the 2009 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature enacted the “Annual Louisiana Second
Amendment Weekend Holiday Act” that provides an exemption from state and local sales and use taxes on individuals’ purchases of firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies on the first Friday through Sunday of each September
 
Wed
03
Sep

LDEQ gives update on new Courthouse parking lot

The $275,000 courthouse parking lot project received a visit from representatives of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality on Thursday. The lot, which is completely funded through a grant provided by the LDEQ’s Clean
Water State Revolving Fund, is due to be completed in mid- September
 

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