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Mar

Bacon festival sizzles next week

The first ever “Dine on Swine” contest presented by the Louisiana Political Museum will be held next Thursday, March 13.
Applications for this first ever bacon festival must be turned in to the museum no later than Wednesday, March 12.
Recipes included in the “Dine on Swine” must use at least 10 slices of bacon. Each contestant may submit one dish in six different categories: appetizer, salad, entrée/main dish, dessert, snack and sandwich
 
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05
Mar

Kindergarten students at Atlanta High School celebrated the birthday

Kindergarten students at Atlanta High School celebrated the birthday of that most iconic of children’s book authors, Dr. Seuss, with a special “Green Eggs and Ham” celebration on Monday, March 3.
 
Wed
26
Feb

LEAP tests begin in March

Winn Parish students, as well as students throughout the state, will be taking the state standardized tests in two phases again this year. Phase I testing will be March 18. Students in fourth and eighth grades will complete the LEAP English
Language Arts writing and Math constructed response items.
 
Wed
26
Feb

Raza Mughal announces mayoral candidacy

I, Raza “Ali” Mughal, would like to announce my candidacy for Mayor. I’m a long term resident and local business owner in Winnfield for the last 18 years. As a family man and a part of the community, I understand the values as well as the problems of the citizens of Winnfield
 
Wed
26
Feb

Jury votes to repair pot holes; removes road from system

The Winn Parish Police Jury met for their Feb. 18 meeting to discuss road improvements and to repair various areas of the parish. Road Superintendent Perry Holmes presented an update on road projects in the parish. Holmes presented the jury
with a proposal from the Creosote plant in Winnfield to have that area zoned as an industrial complex.
 
Wed
26
Feb

Roads through Grove and Maple Streets were blocked off on Wednesday

Roads through Grove and Maple Streets were blocked off on Wednesday, Feb. 19 for extensive work by the City on sewers in this area. Workers are feverishly working to repair sewers all around Winnfield. Pictured are workers setting a new lining  on a sewer on Grove Street.
 
Wed
19
Feb

Ronald Goff announces mayoral candidacy

I, Ronald “Cloud” Goff, am officially announcing my candidacy for Mayor of the city of Winnfield. As a lifelong resident of the city of Winnfield, I have a first hand understanding of the needs of this city. I have experience in local politics, both city and parish.
 
Wed
19
Feb

Council adopts MWPP, Zero Tolerance Resolutions

Pictured, left to right: Ray Ball, Ali Mughal, Michael Mattox, Cheryl Demery, Matt Miller.

The Winnfield City Council met on Feb. 11 to discuss various resolutions, and to give awards to two Winnfield citizens. Councilman Matt Miller asked City Attorney Herman Castete for an update on litigation concerning damage to a street as a result, the council says, of the new library facility’s construction crew. The council moved to file a suit against the construction crew, and Castete remarked that it would be filed “forthwith.”
 
Wed
19
Feb

Cigarette ban vote approaching

At the urging of District 29 State Senator Rick Gallot (DRuston), members of the Louisiana Legislature will consider a measure to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors during the 2014 Regular Session, which begins March 10. Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes or vaporizers, do not burn tobacco or produce combustible “smoke” like traditional cigarettes; however they do contain habit-forming nicotine.
 
Wed
19
Feb

Changes coming to driver’s licenses

Louisiana is transitioning to a new driver’s license and identification card that looks much the same; however, it contains features for greater security, protection of privacy and resistance to tampering. The new license has multiple layers of security features, all linked to each other. A few examples are:
- Tri-color overlay
- Multi-colored fine line printing
- “Ghost” image of the customers photo.
 

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