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Gov. John Bel Edwards and U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham faced off in gubernatorial debate for the first time last week since the Republican congressman announced his bid for the Democratic governor's job.

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BATON ROUGE – Two months have come and gone since the first meeting of the Capital Area Road and Bridge District, the newly formed coalition trying to develop a new bridge over the Mississippi River. 

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BATON ROUGE—The state Department of Health acknowledged last week that 1,672 people had received Medicaid coverage even though they earned at least $100,000 in 2017. 

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J. Walker & Company of Lake Charles is expected to finish its audit of Winnsboro’s financial records this month.

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The Franklin Parish Catfish Festival will be back even though this year’s annual event was canceled due to the forecast of severe weather, said Paul Price Jr., festival director.

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The following arrests were recorded at the Franklin Parish Detention Center between April 8-15, 2019.

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The following arrests were recorded at the Franklin Parish Detention Center between April 1-8, 2019.

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A state ethics panel will review the propriety of the Franklin Parish Police Jury doing business with a local dirt contractor whose officers are related to the jury president and drainage foreman.

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The Internal Revenue Service granted the Town of Winnsboro a nine-week extension for payroll taxes and penalties totaling some $211,000, Mayor Sonny Dumas said Tuesday. The charges originated from unpaid taxes due during former Mayor Jackie Johnson’s administration.

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The following arrests were recorded at the Franklin Parish Detention Center between March 25-April 2, 2019.

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A section of Hanna Street between First and Second streets in Gilbert is now one-way after aldermen passed a resolution at their regular meeting March 13.

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The following arrests were recorded at the Franklin Parish Detention Center between March 18-26, 2019.

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THE FIRST all female fire crew in Franklin Parish was stationed at the Winnsboro Fire Department March 21. They were (left): Ashley Donald, Deidra Sious Washington and Chelsea Levy. (Sun photo by Joe Curtis)

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Christopher Loring, 27 of Winnsboro, pleaded guilty March 13 to conspiring with other officers to falsify documents with intent to obstruct and influence the investigation of a matter within federal jurisdiction.

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WINNSBORO RESIDENT Mary Ignont gathers grabbers and reflective vests Saturday morning for the trash bash in preparation for the Louisiana Garden Club Federation’s Cleanest City Contest. Handing out the equipment was Phillip Robinson (left) and Phillip Hutto with the Town of Winnsboro. Judges…

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Mayor Marc McCarty and the Board of Aldermen are hoping Wisner will be designated as a cultural district in the near future.

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Northeast Louisiana mayors were advised to “help themselves” and to have “political will” in the upkeep of their infrastructure, said Toye Taylor, deputy chief of staff for Gov. John Bel Edwards.

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The following arrests were recorded at the Franklin Parish Detention Center between March 11-18, 2019.

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The Franklin Parish Police Jury signed off on a budget of up to some $262,000 for equipment purchases, after selling certain parish vehicles and equipment at a surplus sale.

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Winnsboro owes an additional $211,000 to the Internal Revenue Service for payroll taxes and penalties dating to former Mayor Jackie Johnson’s administration.

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The following arrests were recorded at the Franklin Parish Detention Center between March 4-11, 2019.

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