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Tue
04
Feb

‘One ring’ scam affecting Winn

Pictured above: a missed call from the ‘one ring’ scam that came to a member of the staff at the Enterprise.

A phone scam involving a phone call from the Caribbean Islands has been annoying people all over the United States, including Winn Parish. Phone calls that are listed in the missed calls as being from “Antigua/Barbuda” call cell phones, let them ring once, then hang up. The idea is to have people see the missed call and then have them call the number back, automatically charging $20 to your phone bill.
 
Wed
29
Jan

Jury hears Pleasant Hill/Crossroads update

The Winn Parish Police Jury met on Jan. 21 to hear a presentation of bids and to conduct regular business. Perry Holmes, Road Superintendent, presented an update on roadwork within the parish 
 
Wed
29
Jan

Chamber honors local businesses and volunteers

The 2014 Winn Chamber of Commerce Reception was held on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the Family Church Activity Room.
The chamber awards local businesses at a public reception every January, and the recipients of the 2014 awards recognized both new business leaders and those who have been living in Winnfield for generations
 
Wed
29
Jan

Snow Day

Winn Parish experienced its first full-fledged snow day since 2010 when three inches accumulated over the evening and night on Thursday, Jan. 23. Schools were cancelled, bridges were closed and huge road closures resulted in traffic jams all over south Louisiana.
 
Wed
22
Jan

Sale of ecigarettes to minors could become illegal

Changes to a law regarding minors and tobacco could be on the horizon this year. Winn Parish District Attorney Chris Nevils looks to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. “It’s probably one of the most addictive substances on the planet,” said Nevils. “And anything that I can do, anything that our legislation can do to make it somewhat more difficult for children to get that habit going…I think we would all be in favor of.”
 
Wed
22
Jan

Dozens of Winn Parish

Dozens of Winn Parish citizens gathered at the Winnfield Kindergarten Annex Cafeteria on Monday, Jan. 20, for the annual prayer breakfast in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Elected officials held court with members of the community, and speakers included Rev. Joel Hines of The Family Church and Rev. Gavin Hamms of The New Zion Baptist Church. The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast is sponsored by the Winn Parish Voters’ and Civic League.
 
Wed
22
Jan

La. Hall of Fame announces 2014 inductees

The Louisiana Political Museum announced the 2014 Louisiana Political Hall of Fame Inductees on Friday, Jan. 17. Induction activities begin in Winnfield, Louisiana on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 with a reception from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Louisiana Political Museum, located at 499 East Main Street. At 6:00 p.m. the induction banquet will be held at the Winnfield Civic Center, located at 2000 South Jones Street. Tickets for the induction banquet can be purchased from the museum for $50.00 each by calling (318) 628-5928 prior to Jan. 24, 2014. All tickets must be reserved and paid in advance.
 
Wed
15
Jan

Winn feels effects of polar vortex

The winter event known as the “polar vortex” gripped most of the country with a blast of extremely cold temperatures last week, and Winn Parish was not immune to its effects.
 
Wed
15
Jan

23 Tigers awarded AllDistrict Honors

The 2013 Winnfield Senior High School Tigers saw 23 players awarded prestigious All- District honors this year. Pictured above are the players who received first team all district, District 2-2A First, left to right: Leroy Hardwell, Ben Laughlin, LaRoderick Evans, Brandon Hargrove, Josh Bartley and Chris Ellis.
 
Wed
15
Jan

Winn Parish School Board elects new president

by Charles Crain
 
The Winn Parish School Board began their first meeting of 2014 with the election of a new board president. Exiting-president Matt Walton handed the seat at the end of the table over to the newly elected Durane Johnson. Johnson then announced the nomination of Christy Harrell for the position of Vice-President.
 

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