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11
Jun

Victim escapes with bruises, account of sexual slavery in Natchitoches

Chains, guns, attempts to flee. Law enforcement officers struggled to describe a case of human trafficking and sexual slavery uncovered Saturday, May 31 that resulted in multiple arrests. The investigation began around 11 p.m. when Robeline Assistant Town Marshall Shelby Borders was approached by a victim dragging a 35-foot logging chain and a bucket.
 
Wed
11
Jun

Deputy recognized for 50 years of service

Few can claim that they spent 50 years in service to the  community, but Deputy John H. Martin is one of them. Martin began his career in Winn as an Auxiliary Deputy under Sheriff Sanford Jordan in the early 1960s, and he has been working within the reigns ever since
 
Wed
04
Jun

Audirsch reflects on tenure as mayor

B. R. Audirsch was elected mayor of Winnfield in 2010 in the midst of a changing American economy. We have seen small towns in north Louisiana disintegrate as small businesses take hit after hit and industry finds it more profitable to employ other countries in an increasingly more global economy
 
Wed
04
Jun

Summer Reading Program begins June 4

Registration has begun for the 2014 Winn Parish Library Summer Reading Program at all five library locations: Atlanta, Calvin, Dodson, Sikes and Winnfield. This free program is open to children from birth through  the fifth grade, and all activities are based on this summer’s science theme: Fizz, Boom Read.
 
Wed
04
Jun

Students participate in AHEC

Central Louisiana’s “AHEC of a Summer” program is offered to high school students who are looking for a career in the medical field. Eight students from local schools attended “A-HEC” at the Winn Parish Medical Center in Winnfield
 
Wed
28
May

Old City Jail Now Parking Lot

Construction has begun on the new parking lot for the Winn Parish Courthouse. Located on Highway 167 across from the building on the site of the old Winnfield City Jail, the jury hopes that this will help alleviate heavy traffic around on court days and give citizens an easier alternative to Main Street parking. A walkway will be constructed to connect the parking lot and Courthouse.
 
Wed
28
May

Finding “Finding Bigfoot:” The Conclusion

Francis Adkins and Shirley Raspberry stand in Raspberry’s backyard, where they say several Bigfoot sightings have taken place.

When last we left Goldonna, that bastion of Bigfoot activity, Shirley Raspberry and her brother, Lonnie, were recanting stories of odd occurrences and painting a frightening picture of what life around these Saline Lake Neanderthals entails. It’s the roar, they said, that puts them in an uneasy state. They aren’t the only residents who are chilled by it.
 
Wed
28
May

Jury gives project updates

The May 19 meeting of the Winn Parish Police Jury was a short affair, with only two new business items on the agenda. Jurors took time at the end of the meeting to comment on projects within the parish, however, and Road Superintendent Perry Holmes was on hand to give a road update.
 
Wed
28
May

Sales tax collections for first quarter of 2014

First quarter sales tax collections received from the Winn Parish School Board were released last week. A total of $1,910,802.06 was collected across five taxing bodies through the first three months of 2014.
 
Wed
21
May

Council awards contract; thanks city workers

The Winnfield City Council met on May 13 to discuss a wide range of topics and guest participation included a couple of thankful citizens. First to speak was James Scarborouth, who was in attendance to discuss the El Camino Easter/West Corridor, just as he had at the Winn Parish Police Jury meeting in April 
 

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