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Wed
07
Jan

Fire District #3 introduces new board members

Winn Parish Fire District #3 held their last meeting of 2014 as a special called meeting that introduced new board members and elected officers followed a public hearing on the proposed 2015 budget.
 
Wed
07
Jan

Best Western No More

Pictured above is the Best Western Winnfield Inn, where the famed sign that rests on Highway 84 was dismantled on
Dec. 30. The owners have decided to cut ties with the Best Western brand, and will instead move forward as the
“Winnfield Lodge.” 
 
Tue
30
Dec

Two longtime employees of the Winn Parish District Attorney’s Office retired in 2014.

Two longtime employees of the Winn Parish District Attorney’s Office retired in 2014. Martin Sanders, who served as Assistant D.A. for several years and Cas Moss, who has been working part time since 2000, also decided to end his tenure
 
Wed
24
Dec

Water improvements highlight of Beville’s first year

Kiah Beville has been the mayor of Winnfield for less than six months, but in that time a major change has occurred to a topic that in the past has been nothing but disparaging: Winnfield’s water.
 

 

Wed
24
Dec

Members of the Atlanta High School 4-H Youth Service Club

Members of the Atlanta High School 4-H Youth Service Club were treated to a special guest speaker at their pizza party and Youth at the Louisiana Political Museum on Thursday, Dec. 18. Winnfield native Tommy Harrell spoke to students about what it means to be a veteran, as he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. and fought in Vietnam
 

 

Wed
17
Dec

Winn Parish retail sales up in 2014

Retail sales in Winn Parish have seen a slight uptick through November of this year, and the parish will almost certainly see an increase in sales from 2013. Sales tax numbers released by the Winn Parish School Board show that the 2% sales tax collected by the board in the first 11 months of this year totals $3,584,698.05, which equals sales tax revenue of $179,234,902.50
 
Wed
17
Dec

Youngsters “Shop with a Cop” for Christmas presents

Winnfield City Police and Firemen banded together this  weekend to help give a few kids a Merry Christmas. The Winnfield Police and Fire Department took 50 youngsters to Wal-Mart on Saturday and gave them $100 to spend on Christmas presents for themselves or members of their families
 
Wed
17
Dec

Escaped convict captured after highspeed chase

An escaped convict from the Winn Correctional Center was apprehended by the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office on Sunday evening. The Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call from the correctional center at about 4:34 p.m. that a convict had
possibly escaped from the facility 
 
Wed
10
Dec

Road tax fails; Winn backs Republican candidates

Louisiana will have two Republican Senators holding concurrent offices for the first time since 1876 after the Dec. 6 general election saw Rep. Bill Cassidy unseat incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu in a sizeable defeat. Cassidy secured 712,330
votes to Landrieu’s 561,099, signaling a 56% win over the incumbent’s 44%.
 
Wed
10
Dec

Winnfield Christmas Parade observed without delay

Rainy weather held out long enough for the Winnfield Christmas Parade to roll through Downtown Winnfield on Friday and officially mark the beginning of the Christmas season in our area
 

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