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Collaborations among growers and industry partners have long sustained the growth and profitability of the sweet potato industry in Louisiana.

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Boggy Bayou project is nearing completion while Bayou Macon Cut-Off project should resume this week, said Ken McManus with McManus Consulting Engineers of Monroe.

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The following arrests were recorded at the Franklin Parish Detention Center between Sept. 2-9, 2019.

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Officials from the Department of Agriculture and Forestry and Concordia Bank & Trust Company are taking inventory and examining the financials at Lakeland Grain Company in Winnsboro, said Wade Iverstine, with Kean, Miller LLP of Baton Rouge, who represents the elevator.

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Franklin Parish farmers planted some 98,000 acres of corn this season, up significantly from last year’s total of 72,000, said Carol Pinnell-Alison, LSU AgCenter County Agent.

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The following arrests were recorded at the Franklin Parish Detention Center between Aug. 26 - Sept. 2, 2019.

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Lakeland Grain Company in Winnsboro has not paid farmers for their grain and faces possible take over by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry as soon as Wednesday afternoon, said Mike Strain, Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry.

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A Baskin building listed on the National Register of Historic Places is set to be torn down this month.

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Franklin Medical Center’s total gross patient revenue rebounded for the month of July after lackluster numbers were recorded in June, according to budget numbers released at the Board of Commissioners regular meeting Aug. 29.

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Louisiana state government plans to establish a “major cybersecurity center” in Baton Rouge alongside LSU experts and a private defense contractor, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Tuesday.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District, in coordination with the USACE St. Paul District, is deploying the Dredge Dubuque to perform critical dredging on the Ouachita-Black River in Louisiana starting in late August.

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The Arts & Cultural District of Wisner has expanded to encompass Fort Scott Street, one additional block south of downtown business area, the gazebo and walking trail.

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The Franklin Parish School Board, Army JROTC cadets, parents and its instructor continue to grabble with ideas on how to increase membership numbers and gain an additional instructor before their program is disestablished.

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The following arrests were recorded at the Franklin Parish Detention Center between Aug. 19-26, 2019.

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Franklin Parish Tax Assessor Rod Elrod and Coroner Joel Eldridge were the only parish-wide officials re-elected without opposition when qualifying closed Aug. 8.

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Rehabilitation of Winnsboro Municipal Airport taxiway and aprons will begin within a month, said Terry Shirley, airport manager.

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The following arrests were recorded at the Franklin Parish Detention Center between Aug.12-19, 2019.

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Louisiana’s Budget Stabilization Fund, better known as the “rainy day” fund, currently contains a little more than $405 million, State Treasurer John Schroder says.

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SEN. NEIL RISER reads a proclamation from the State of Louisiana expressing condolences to the family of Waneshia Bush. The proclamation was presented to her family during the regular monthly meeting of the Franklin Parish Police Jury Aug. 8. Additionally, the Police Jury presented a proclam…

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