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Wed
14
May

Chief warns of vehicle breakins

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A purse was stolen out of this vehicle while it was parked under the owner’s carport.

Chief Johnny Ray Carpenter of the Winnfield City Police Department would like to advise the citizens of Winnfield and Winn Parish that a rash of vehicle break-ins has occurred over the last few weeks. The break-ins are widespread and are not relegated to one specific area.
 
Wed
14
May

Market Fest 2014 this Friday

The Winn Farmer’s Market Market Fest 2014 event will be held on Friday, May 16 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Market Fest is located at the Winn Farmers’ Market on the corner of Main and St. Johns Street in Winnfield. Downtown merchant booths will be available, and there will be fun for the entire family.
 
Wed
14
May

Gates announces Public Service Commissioner candidacy

Keith Gates appeared at the Louisiana Public Service Commission meeting in Bossier City on May 7 and announced that he would challenge Foster Campbell for the Public Service Commission (“PSC”) District 5 seat this fall. Gates stated that he entered the race “because the people of our state deserve lower rates, better service, and less bull.”
 
Wed
07
May

Beville elected mayor of Winnfield

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The City of Winnfield elected its newest mayor on Saturday, May 3 and named two new candidates to the City Council.
Benjamin “Kiah” Beville, retired businessman and lifelong resident of Winnfield, won a narrow victory against challenger Raza “Ali” Mughal
 
Wed
07
May

Jury supports El Camino East/West Corridor

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The April 21 meeting of the Winn Parish Police Jury began with guest speakers from three very different areas of Louisiana development. First, Road Superintendent Perry Holmes presented a road update to the jury and gave thanks as he  repares to end his term as President of the Louisiana Parish Engineer’s and Supervisor’s Association.
 
Wed
30
Apr

Mayoral Election: Know Your Candidates

Prior to the May 3 general election for the office of Mayor of Winnfield, both candidates were asked to participate in an interview about their qualifications and ideas that they would like to share for how they would serve Winnfield as mayor.
 
Wed
30
Apr

Winn Relay for Life this Friday

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The Winn Parish Relay for Life Event will be held this Friday night at Stokes- Walker Stadium at Winnfield Senior High
School. The opening ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a welcome from Winn Parish Sheriff Cranford Jordan and a  prayer by Rev. Russell Jones 
 
Wed
30
Apr

The 2014 Louisiana Forest Festival

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The 2014 Louisiana Forest Festival was met with large crowds who reveled in the warm and sunny weather. Visitors were treated to lumber stripping, axe contests and displays of equipment used to make products that we use every day
 
Wed
23
Apr

Atlanta board in use

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The bulletin board located outside of the Atlanta Town Hall.

The Village of Atlanta recently installed a bulletin board outside the town hall. It will be used to keep the community informed of what is happening in municipal government and to give them the opportunity to fully participate in municipal government.
 
Wed
23
Apr

Forest Festival set for this Saturday

A festival celebrating the economic backbone of Winn Parish will be delivering family fun this Saturday, April 26. The 2014 Louisiana Forest Festival will be held at the Winn Parish Fairgrounds and promises to be packed with something for every member of the family.
 

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