Wed
05
Sep

Jean Hammonds

Jean Hammonds, age 77 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. Born Saturday, November 30, 1940 in Dodson, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her parents, Jim Vines and Bess Bland Vines; husband, Tom Hammonds; sister, Flora Boyler; and brother, Bobby Ray Vines. Mrs. Hammonds was a member of Hurricane Creek Baptist Church for over 50 years. She served as the church secretary for 25 years. Mrs. Hammonds loved her family and grandchildren most of all. She loved to cook and her meals were wonderful. Her favorite thing to do was taking family pictures and family outings. It didn’t matter where she went, she just liked to go, and take photos.

Wed
29
Aug

Burn Ban In Effect for Winn Parish

Notice to the Public as of August 27, 2018. Per Winn Parish Ordinance 003 of 2006. I hereby declare a BURN BAN on all outside burning in Winn Parish effective at 12 noon today.
 

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Wed
29
Aug

Burn Ban In Effect for Winn Parish

Notice to the Public as of August 27, 2018. Per Winn Parish Ordinance 003 of 2006. I hereby declare a BURN BAN on all outside burning in Winn Parish effective at 12 noon today.
 

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Wed
29
Aug

Local Band, L.I.F.E., Nominated for the Josie Awards

By Minnie Young

L.I.F.E. (Living in Faith Everyday) has been nominated for the Josie Music Award 2018 Gospel Band of the Year along with five others in this category. This group of Southern Gospel singers consists of Robert Jones, Aurora (Daneen) and Willie Beaubouef, all of Dry Prong, and local guitarist Nathanael Young of Winnfield.

The Josie Music Awards is a fan nominated event. While in Ohio May 25, they were notified of their nomination. Jones said, “Our fans voted and made this possible, but most importantly God made this happen.”

 

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Wed
29
Aug

MultiAgency Criminal Enforcement Detail Yields 38 Arrests in Central Louisiana

After a two day criminal enforcement detail, 38 individuals have been arrested and are off the streets of Central Louisiana.

On Thursday, August 16, 2018 and on Friday, August 17, 2018, investigators from Louisiana State Police, in conjunction with numerous other law enforcement agencies, conducted a criminal enforcement detail in Avoyelles, LaSalle, Rapides, and Winn Parishes. The objective was to serve fugitive warrants and apprehend individuals engaged in criminal activity.

 

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Wed
29
Aug

Patrick Horn, Winn Parish native Announces the Launch of his new novel Pad Pennywell

Patrick Horn is excited to announce the release of his new novel Pad Pennywell.

During post Civil War era reconstruction, former slave Pad Pennywell had hopes of starting a new life with his wife, daughter and adopted family in Texas. Little did Pad know that his life was about to be torn apart, when his family is brutalized by a band of thieves and murderers along the Harrisonburg Rd, a stretch of trail that connects the Natchez trace with the El Camino Real.

 

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Wed
29
Aug

Local Residents are Winn Parish Library’s “First To Find” Geocache Winners!

Do you like hunting for treasure? Are you interested in historical sites or little known locations? Do you ever just want to go somewhere new? If you answered yes to any one of these questions, Geocaching may be just the activity for you. Geocaching involves hunting out secrets hidden by other geocachers and finding what is hidden in them.

 

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Wed
22
Aug

Central Management and Lagniappe Homecare Give Back for St. Judes

Central Management Company and Lagniappe Homecare hosted their 9th annual Run for Your Life 5K and Fun Run on May 12th, 2018, at Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site.ž

This was another successful year with $12,000 being raised which brings our total contribution to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital over the past 3 years to $33,000.ž

 

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Wed
22
Aug

Troopers Stay Focused on Impaired Drivers as Summer Winds Down

As the summer season comes to a close, Troopers across Louisiana will be on the lookout for any drivers who choose to drive impaired. Beginning today and running through the Labor Day holiday, Troopers will work closely with our local law enforcement partners to find and remove impaired drivers in an effort to help keep our roadways safe. In conjunction with the national

 

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Wed
22
Aug

New Louisiana Traffic Laws Impact DWI Convictions

Several new highway safety laws are now in effect in Louisiana, including stiffer penalties for DWI convictions, new laws concerning driving through flooded areas and the use of off-road vehicles on public roads.

Louisiana Capitol The new laws were passed during the 2018 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature. Most of the new laws became effective on August 1, according to Louisiana Highway Safety Commission Executive Director Lisa Freeman.

 

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