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Wed
21
Jan

Council introduces first ordinance of 2015

The Winnfield City Council met for their monthly meeting on Jan. 13, and the agenda mostly consisted of questions asked by members of the council. District 2 Councilman Gerald Hamms, who inquired as to whom would appoint a new city marshal should the office become vacant, introduced the first non-action item of the night.
 
Wed
21
Jan

MLK Prayer Breakfast observed here Monday

Dozens of Winn Parish citizens gathered at the Winnfield Kindergarten Annex to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King on Monday, Jan. 19. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Memorial Prayer Breakfast, sponsored by the Winn Parish Voters and Civic League, began with a call to order by Master of Services Louis Bell, Jr.
 
Wed
14
Jan

School Board elects new officers

The first 2015 meeting of the Winn Parish School Board started with a swearing-in by Winn Clerk of Court Donald Kelley. Three new board members joined eight incumbents on Monday, and a light agenda made for a pleasant start for this new board.
 

 

Wed
14
Jan

LDEQ holds ribbon cutting for new Courthouse parking lot

Representatives from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality were in Winnfield last week for an official ribbon cutting of the new Courthouse parking lot.
The new parking lot across from the Winn Parish Courthouse had an official ribbon-cutting last week, where various representatives from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and local government were in attendance. The parking lot, which has been available for use since Sept., is the first of its kind in the state of Louisiana. Made of a special material called pervious concrete, its purpose is to eliminate storm water runoff and to provide storm water pollution prevention. 
 

 

Wed
14
Jan

Elected officials swornin parishwide in Jan.

Winn Parish Clerk of Court Don Kelley administers the oath of office to incoming Justices of the Peace in Winn Parish. Pictured, left to right: Shirley Tubbs, Tammy Griffin, Nelda Murphy, Roy Jones, Ricky White, Bryan Price. Not pictured: Kirsten Allen, Mark Johns.
Jan. 1 began a new term for elected offices in Winn Parish and across the state, with several newly elected officials joining even more incumbents for this term. The highest-ranked of those elected are two new members of Congress, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy and U.S. Representative Dr. Ralph Abraham. They took their oaths of office on Tuesday, Jan. 6 at the U.S. Senate.
 

 

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
 

 

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