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Wed
02
Apr

Dodson named during “speed trap” debate

Dodson was the target, along with other Louisiana villages, of political ramblings last week when a Louisiana House panel approved a bill on March 24 that would require municipalities that collect more than 50 percent of their revenue from speeding citations to label themselves as a “speed trap” and pay for a blinking highway  sign that would broadcast that
fact.
 
Wed
26
Mar

4H Skeet and Turkey Hunt set

The Winn 4-H Extension Office will be holding a skeet and turkey shoot-out on Saturday, April 12 at the 4-H Shooting Range, located at 8832 Highway 34 in Winnfield. Registration for the shootout will begin at 8:00 a.m. and participants will begin shooting at 9:00 a.m. 
 
Wed
26
Mar

Hog Dog Trial welcomes largest attendance on record

Blue skies and comfortable weather helped make the 19th Memorial Uncle Earl’s Hog Dog Trials the biggest ever. Just about everything involving the 2014 trials was the “biggest ever” – the most vendors, the most competitors and the most visitors in Uncle Earl’s 19 year history. 
 
Wed
26
Mar

The winner of the Winn Chamber of Commerce “Pig Pen"

The winner of the Winn Chamber of Commerce “Pig Pen” contest was the Youth Shop’s “Walking Hog,” inspired by
the popular AMC cable show “The Walking Dead.” Pictured are Chamber Representative June Melton with Aleta Hoffman, Elder Headman and Elder Daniel, who painted the winning pig
 
Wed
19
Mar

Winn Chamber of Commerce “Pig Pen” is ready for viewing

In what has become nearly as famous a tradition as Uncle Earl’s Hog Dog Trials, the Winn Chamber of Commerce “Pig Pen” is ready for viewing. Businesses “dress” their pig with a certain theme in hopes of winning a contest given by the  chamber every year. The winners of that contest will be announced next week 
 
Wed
19
Mar

Council lowers Civic Center rates; comments on utility bills

The March 11 meeting of the Winnfield City Council saw new proposals from contractors, the revisiting of old propositions and the recognition of a longtime public servant. Councilwoman Sarah Junkin provided an update on old condemnations  within the city. She expressed the need to possibly sell these adjudicated properties and will have a list of those properties ready for the next meeting
 
Wed
19
Mar

Nevils featured on “Fatal Vows”

Winn Parish District Attorney Chris Nevils takes a lot of telephone calls, some of which are more unusual than others. But it was a call he took last Fall from a woman with a thick French accent that really sounded strange. “She introduced herself as a television producer for the Discovery Channel,” says Nevils, “and said she was  researching a murder case that I tried over thirteen years ago. 
 
Wed
12
Mar

Legislative session opens

The Louisiana Legislature opened its three-month regular session Monday, with lawmakers considering a softer Common Core educational standard, the legalization of medical marijuana and an increase to the state’s minimum wage. 
 
Wed
12
Mar

The finishing touches on the new Winn Parish Library

The finishing touches on the new Winn Parish Library are finally within arm’s reach. The exterior of the building as been essentially completed, with construction on the interior being worked on now.
 
Wed
05
Mar

Winn schools to make up lost time

Students in Winn Parish will have to make-up days that were lost as a result of three unexpected snow days that gripped the parish in late January and early February 
 

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