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A LARGE GATHERING converged at Franklin Medical Center’s parking lot Monday afternoon to pray for those working at the hospital to fight the COVID-19 virus. Participants stayed in their cars and tuned their radios to 95.9 and listened to FMC Administrator Blake Kramer and Franklin Parish She…

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A LARGE GATHERING converged at Franklin Medical Center’s parking lot Monday afternoon to pray for those working at the hospital to fight the COVID-19 virus. Participants stayed in their cars and tuned their radios to 95.9 and listened to FMC Administrator Blake Kramer and Franklin Parish She…

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TULIPS added striking color to the Winnsboro windmill. (Sun photo by Monica Huff)

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Growth of Amazing Grace Ministries of Gilbert has been attributed not only to hard work and dedication of its founding members but to the efforts of numerous individuals, law enforcement officials, judicial system members and area churches.

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Rev. Ron Ferrington, pastor of Magnolia Baptist Church, said plans to hold revival services March 22-25 have been cancelled in light of recent recommendations regarding COVID-19.

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Like most mothers, Amber Jordan’s joy is evident as she holds her young baby, Willow June, in her arms. There is a twinkle in her eye, a smile on her face and softness in her touch as she and her baby connect on a deep level.

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ST. LOUIS – The American Farmer has long been viewed, and rightfully so, as the backbone of our nation’s economy and lead provider of the breadbasket for the world. As they strive to meet the growing demand for corn to satisfy increasing world need, two area growers have been honored

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The Old Post Office Museum in Winnsboro will feature renowned artist Don Cincone in an exhibit opening March 17 and running through May 15.

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FIRE CHIEF Mandy Parker gathered with volunteers from Franklin Parish Fire District #4 on March 8 and distributed new gear to all fire fighters and support personnel. Parker says this is a "new look" for our department as the new colors are black and reflective neon yellow.  Parker said,  "t…

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The Franklin Parish Catfish Festival will be held April 4 on the streets of Winnsboro. Throughout the day, the annual festival will offer numerous talented and entertaining performers on its two stages and throughout the Festival.

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FRANKLIN PARISH TEACHERS of the Year are (from left) Jessica Tam Savage of Franklin Parish High School, Alejandra Z. Wiggers of Gilbert Junior High - Middle School Teacher of the Year, and Lesley Ann Hunt of Gilbert Junior High - Elementary Teacher of the Year. Wiley McClary, assistant super…

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The 32nd annual Black Heritage Banquet will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Jack Hammons Community Center in Winnsboro, according to Mabel Lawrence Thomas, president of the Black Heritage Organization.

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KEN FREEMAN, Many, La mayor, along with his constituents listen to Kay LaFrance, Main Street Manager and curator of Old Post Office Museum. The group was touring area museums, collecting information in hopes of beginning a community museum in their area. (Sun photo by Joe Curtis)

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Covington, La. — Many young people involved in livestock shows in Louisiana have grown up around animals. But one 4-H’er who has no history of being around animals is now succeeding in the world of livestock shows.

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 I came across a beautiful display of calla lilies when visiting a local nursery recently. They were so striking, grouped together with vibrant colors of yellow, white, red, purple and burgundy flowers against their large, glossy, deep green, slender, arrow-shaped leaves. 

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Warmer weather means Louisiana gardeners will soon be preparing for spring planting. Many are already anticipating that first opportunity to begin work in their gardens and flower beds.

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Japanese magnolias are in bloom everywhere right now, possibly signifying an early spring. It’s one of the most strikingly beautiful blooming trees this time of year. 

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A group of Franklin Parish residents and area churches recently came to the aide of an elderly resident when they discovered she was living in deplorable conditions.

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Robert Finley, Winnsboro native and America’s Got Talent semi-finalist, will be performing in the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 26.

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FRANKLIN MEDICAL CENTER Board of Commissioner Jan Hicks cuts the cake in celebration of the hospital’s 50th anniversary Tuesday morning. FMC marked the event with speakers and history of the facility along with lunch. Pictured above are (from left) Board of Commissioner member Jesse Young, D…

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The First Baptist Church of Winnsboro will host a community-wide event featuring a Texas singing group, The Steel Magnolias, who will present a fully choreographed concert of Southern Gospel music on Saturday morning, Jan. 11, at 10:30 a.m. There is no charge for the concert, the public is i…

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Delta Music Museum is set to have an active first quarter in 2020 with several special and regular events planned, including a performance by Glen Campbell’s daughter and her band.

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LSU recognized 1,986 graduates at the university’s 300th commencement exercises on Friday, Dec. 20. The 1,986 degrees awarded is a new record for LSU’s fall graduation. The fall graduating class represented 55 Louisiana parishes, 42 states and 39 foreign countries. The youngest graduate was …

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A SPECIAL and poignant “unveiling” took place at the Old Post Office Museum this week in preparation for the upcoming “I Do I Do” exhibit.  Karla Wiggers and her daughter Mary Bess are seen unboxing Wiggers' wedding dress from 1982 to share as part of the exhibit which will showcase wedding …

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THE PRINCESS THEATRE is the winner of the 2019 Old Post Office Museum (OPOM) Christmas Tree exhibit. Pictured above Kay LaFrance, director of OPOM, (left) shows Nelda Emfinger, Princess Board member, (right) past winners listed on a plaque. Other Franklin Parish businesses participating in t…

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A total of 770 degrees were awarded to 764 graduates by the University of Louisiana Monroe for the Summer and Fall 2019 semesters. The Commencement Ceremony was Dec. 14 at Fant-Ewing Coliseum. President Nick J. Bruno, Jr., Ph.D., conferred the degrees. The keynote speaker was Louisiana Commi…

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