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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.
 
Wed
12
Feb

Qualifying for City elections begin Wed

The qualifying period for offices in the City of Winnfield, including mayor, city council and chief of police, will take place  between Wednesday, Feb. 12 and Friday, Feb. 14. Candidates must register and pay at the Winn Parish Clerk of Court’s Office at the Winn Parish Courthouse between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on those respective dates.
 
Wed
12
Feb

Krewe of Kingfish Mardi Gras Parade to ride Saturday

The 2014 Krewe of Kingfish Mardi Gras Parade will roll through Main Street in Winnfield on Saturday, Feb. 15. The parade will begin at  4:00 p.m. with floats decorated in full New Orleans flair by local clubs and families and will include an appearance by Natchitoches Country music performer Trini Triggs 
 
Wed
12
Feb

2014 Winn Parish Students of the Year announced

The Winn Parish School Board met for their monthly meeting on Feb. 3, where student achievement was the topic of greatest concern. Prior to the meeting, a reception was held to announce the 2014 Winn Parish Students of the Year.
 
Wed
12
Feb

Burst water pump results in boil advisory

Winnfield citizens experienced a shock when they were trying to get ready for church on Sunday morning: there was little or no water available. A burst water pipe on West Lafayette Street was the culprit. Water spewed from underneath the concrete and city workers were unsure of where to fix the leak, resulting in a prolonged period without any water.
 
Tue
04
Feb

Sales tax figures up in 2013

Sales tax collections in Winn Parish saw their highest numbers in four years in 2013, according to numbers released by the Winn Parish School Board. The City of Winnfield saw its 1.5% sales tax collection down to their lowest in over five years, collecting $1,110,790.80 over the year 2013. That is down from the $1,145,680.08 that was collected in 2012, signaling a difference of $34,889.28, or - 2.1%. The tax collections in 2012 were also down from 2011.
 

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