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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
 
Wed
03
Sep

Local funeral home restores Hearse, links to a rich past

Southern Funeral Home, a family-owned business in Winnfield for over 60 years, has adopted a new link to the past in the form of a 1949 Cadillac Hearse.
 
Wed
27
Aug

53 qualify in parish elections

53 parish nominees qualified for fall elections during the Aug. 20-22 qualifying period. The offices of 8th Judicial District Court Judge, District Attorney, Winnfield City Judge and Winnfield City Marshal will all see their incumbents serving another
term
 
Wed
27
Aug

Light agenda makes for quick jury assembly

The Winn Parish Police Jury met on Monday, Aug. 18 to hear several items on a light agenda. Guest and audience participation included 4-H County Agent Donny Moon, who approached the jury to thank them for their support of the Winn Parish 4-H program and brought along several 4-H members who placed in events on the regional, state and national level
 
Wed
20
Aug

Qualifying for parish elections begin today

The qualifying period for several offices within Winn Parish will be held Aug. 20 – Aug. 22, 2014, per the Winn Parish Clerk of Court. The parish offices of district judge, district attorney, school board members, justices of the peace and constables 
will be available for qualifying, as well as offices in Calvin (Mayor, Chief of Police and Aldermen), Dodson (Mayor, Chief of
Police and Aldermen) and Winnfield (City Court Judge and City Court Marshal). 
 
Wed
20
Aug

New Winnfield Library to open on Monday

The new Winnfield library will officially open to the public on Monday, Aug. 25. The new building has been under construction since February 2013, and staff has been moving all books and equipment into the new building since Aug. 13. An open house will be announced to the public soon
 
Wed
20
Aug

Police baffled at Winn Parish girl’s wreck survival

An accident that resulted in a Jeep landing in Sibley Lake has left responders confused. “They told me I should buy a lottery ticket,” said Kandi  Crawford, recounting what first responders said to her after she survived driving her vehicle off of a bridge and landing in Sibley Lake
 

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