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|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.
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|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.
|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.
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|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.
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|25 arrested in round-up|
An early morning warrant round-up last Wednesday sent 25 parish residents to the Franklin Parish Detention Center on various drug charges, according to officials.
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|Board amends graduation exercise policy|
Franklin Parish School Board members passed a motion Monday evening to allow all parish seniors who have met their Carnegie requirements to walk during graduation exercises whether they pass the Graduation Exit Exam or not.
|State agriculture economy hits $11.4 billion|
The agricultural economy in Louisiana grew to a record high value of $11.4 billion in 2012, an increase of 6.5 percent over the 2011 amount of $10.7 billion, according to the latest figures released by the LSU AgCenter last week.
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|Event slated for longtime community supporter|
Organizers of the first-ever Addie Bolton Day invite local churches, civic and political leaders and parish residents to come out and show their support for her longtime service to the community.
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|Princess slates youth production|
Princess Theatre will present its annual Spring Youth production May 14 and 16 on the big stage starting each night at 6 p.m. Directed by Naomi Cordill, the production has become one of the best loved and focal points of the Princess Season. This year's play, "Blather, Blarney & Balderdash,"showcases about 50 area youth.
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|Redden special guest at DAR|
Oakley Chapter DAR held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 16, at The Princess Room in downtown Winnsboro with Monroe TV personality Louis Redden as guest speaker. Oakley Chapter regent Charlotte White and Tami Boyd served has hostesses.
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|Clay to retire from WFD|
After serving the Winnsboro Fire Department for 28 years, Marvel Clay Sr. has announced his plans to retire.
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