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19
Mar

Council lowers Civic Center rates; comments on utility bills

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The March 11 meeting of the Winnfield City Council saw new proposals from contractors, the revisiting of old propositions and the recognition of a longtime public servant. Councilwoman Sarah Junkin provided an update on old condemnations  within the city. She expressed the need to possibly sell these adjudicated properties and will have a list of those properties ready for the next meeting
 
Wed
19
Mar

Nevils featured on “Fatal Vows”

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Winn Parish District Attorney Chris Nevils takes a lot of telephone calls, some of which are more unusual than others. But it was a call he took last Fall from a woman with a thick French accent that really sounded strange. “She introduced herself as a television producer for the Discovery Channel,” says Nevils, “and said she was  researching a murder case that I tried over thirteen years ago. 
 
Wed
12
Mar

Legislative session opens

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The Louisiana Legislature opened its three-month regular session Monday, with lawmakers considering a softer Common Core educational standard, the legalization of medical marijuana and an increase to the state’s minimum wage. 
 
Wed
12
Mar

The finishing touches on the new Winn Parish Library

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The finishing touches on the new Winn Parish Library are finally within arm’s reach. The exterior of the building as been essentially completed, with construction on the interior being worked on now.
 
Wed
05
Mar

Winn schools to make up lost time

Students in Winn Parish will have to make-up days that were lost as a result of three unexpected snow days that gripped the parish in late January and early February 
 
Wed
05
Mar

Bacon festival sizzles next week

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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
 
Wed
05
Mar

Kindergarten students at Atlanta High School celebrated the birthday

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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

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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

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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.
 

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