Are you keeping your New Year's resolutions?|
|Parish finishing property elevations|
Representatives from homeland security agencies across northeast Louisiana met in Winnsboro Monday to inspect the latest efforts to prevent future flooding of homes.
The Franklin Parish Police Jury, in conjunction with the The Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness, purchased nearly 30 properties earlier this year that had reoccurring flooding damage with a $4.3 million grant. The project had been in the works since 2008, after Hurricane Gustav caused widespread flooding damage in the area. Those homes have now been destroyed and the property is labeled a "green area", not to be built on again.
But not all owners of selected flood prone properties went that route, as construction crews are currently finishing up four home elevation projects.
|Senate honors Henderson|
Many have mourned the passing of Fort Necessity native Bryan James Henderson, 27, the U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer who was on board a UN-60 Black Hawk helicopter that went down in Afghanistan in March, mortally injuring him and four fellow soldiers.
|LDWF announces Wetland Management workshops|
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Technical Services Section will present Wetland Management Workshops in May and June at three locations throughout Louisiana's Mississippi Alluvial Valley Region. The target audience for these events will be landowners managing shallow water impoundments for waterfowl and wetland birds.
|Franklin corn crop takes hold|
The corn crop in Franklin Parish got off to a slow start because of unseasonably cold and wet weather, but recent warmer weather has corn up and growing well, County Agent Carol Pinnell-Alison said.
|Airport project nears completion|
Work to renovate the lounge at Winnsboro's airport has been completed and really dresses up the first impression many visitors have of the city, said Billy Cobb, Winnsboro's economic development director.
|Pay raises on probable path to victory this session|
Proposed salary bumps for assessors, clerks and judges are all positioned to move forward in the remaining three weeks of the regular session. Together they could cost local and state budgets nearly $14 million.
The related debates, which have been subdued compared to the session's more heated issues, are playing out as the Legislature grapples with a $1.3 billion revenue shortfall — and as city councils and police juries are looking for increased financial aid from state and federal governments.
|Gospel Jubilee set June 7|
The Franklin Gospel Jubilee will be held on Friday, June 7 at 7 p.m. at the Winnsboro Elementary Auditorium.
| || ||
|Revolution Park honors Troops Saturday|
If you're looking for an exciting way to spend the Memorial Day weekend, Revolution Park racing arena will be holding "Salute to Our Troops" day on Saturday, May 25.