Creating the “perfect cup of coffee” is an artful science, a feat Scott Konieczka has been striving to accomplish for years.
Will your preschooler be ready for kindergarten? Will your preschooler START SMART? In our state only 41.5% of kindergartners demonstrate expected reading skills and only 49.2% of children, K–grade 3, are reading at grade level. This non-accomplishment is not unique to my state of Louisiana.…
Millie mattered, and so do the countless others who, like her, have lost their lives to the drug epidemic. That is the message brought by the Louisiana Drug Overdose Awareness Walks which will kick off with an event scheduled to take place at the walking trail at Davis Park in Winnsboro on S…
A Franklin Parish High School student who said she was inspired by her grandmother to pursue writing will be featured in upcoming issues of The Franklin Sun as a contributing writer.
Twenty-three teams from across the state gathered to compete at the NELA VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) Tournament hosted by Delhi Charter School on Jan. 28.
Franklin Parish High School Junior Tanner Pecanty travelled to Hawaii to participate in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade.
A senior cheerleader from Franklin Parish High School (FPHS), Emma Grace Monceaux,
LOUISIANA OFFICE of Tourism, under of leadership of Lt. Governor Billy Nungessor, was the recipient for most outstanding display of showmanship and entertainment featured in the 134th Rose Parade. Entertaining the crowd and millions of people watching was Baskin native and country superstar …
Baskin native Lainey Wilson will perform mid-parade at the 134th Rose Parade on Monday, Jan. 2.
Enjoy a night of Christmas fun for the whole family at Coca-Cola Truck Night on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the Biedenharn Museum & Gardens from 5-8 p.m. This free event will feature all things Coca-Cola!
When most people see just a rusty, broken-down car, Dennis Cooper sees a canvas. Like a mechanical artist, Cooper is now working on another masterpiece, a 1936 Plymouth Coupe.
The annual Chamber of Commerce Children’s Christmas Parade and opening of the “Oh Christmas Tree” exhibit at the Old Post Office Museum in Winnsboro’s Historic District welcomed the holiday season on Thursday, Dec. 1.
Local residents gathered at the Jack Hammons Community Center in Winnsboro for The Franklin Parish Garden Forum on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. until noon. The event provided an opportunity not only for parish residents to learn about the benefits of gardening, but also served to recruit …
Baskin’s Fourth Annual Christmas in the Village, sponsored by the Baskin Community Committee, will include a shopping experience, parade and more, all for a good cause.
Winnsboro First United Methodist Church invites you to join them for their Advent Luncheon series.
The Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office invites parish senior citizens ages 65 and over to make plans to attend the annual Franklin TRIAD Fish Fry set to take place Friday, Dec. 9, at the United Pentecostal Church Family Life Center, Loop Road, Winnsboro.
The Wellspring’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting Event which was set to take place tonight in downtown Winnsboro have been cancelled according to an announcement from the organization.
The Town of Wisner will be the setting for holiday activities beginning with the annual lighting of the community Christmas Tree at 6 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the gazebo.
It’s officially time for some holiday cheer at The Wellspring’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Event.
Father, son duo of Brook and Liam Croft of Delhi won the inaugural Winnsboro Rotary Club’s Turkey Toss.
The Town of Winnsboro and Mayor Alice Wallace plan to host their first annual Senior Citizens and Veterans Pancake Breakfast on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 9 a.m. at the Jack Hammons Community Center.
The Wellspring invites everyone to kick off the holiday season in Winnsboro with The Wellspring’s Christmas Tree Lighting Event set to take place Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m.
The Franklin Parish Garden Forum set to take place Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Jack Hammons Community Center, 810 Adams St., will provide an opportunity not only for parish residents to learn about gardening, but also serve to recruit volunteers for school and community…
Winnsboro Police Department will host a Halloween Fun event on Oct. 31 beginning at 4 p.m., according to Chief Tyrone Coleman.
The tea was an elegant event held at The Vintage Vault for the 2022 FPHS Homecoming Court. Mrs. Casey Beavers, FPHS teacher and homecoming coordinator, gave her attentive focus on planning, decorating, and directing the event.
THE LOWENTRITT Gazebo at Davis Park is ongoing a major facelift. Workers removed the roof, sandblasted the metal and reapplied several coats of white paint on it. Now, the roof will be reinstalled. The endeavor was sponsored by the Winnsboro Rotary and Lions clubs. To help with expenses, the…
Local artist and art instructor Shelby Kiper Burns of Wisner was recently given a unique opportunity to further explore her creative style in an art residency program.
A Monroe man whose strong work ethic can be traced to his days spent on his family’s farm in Winnsboro, and lessons learned from attending Ward III High School, now holds the title senior vice president for Ebony Magazine Publishing.
The sacrifices of two Winnsboro, La., cousins who were killed in action during the War in Vietnam and laid to rest side by side at Berry Hill Cemetery will be recalled with a flag posting ceremony. The ceremony will take place Saturday, Aug. 13, at 4 p.m. at the cemetery which is located on …
Concordia Parish Library will host a class on the basics of QuickBooks. Instructed by Stephen Collins on Saturday, August 6, at the Ferriday Library, from 9:30 a.m until 11 a.m. Learn useful tips &and tricks! Whether you are learning how to operate QuickBooks, needing to refresh your kno…
CHILDREN ENJOY the newly refurbished Davis Park playground in Winnsboro Monday morning. Construction was completed recently on Winnsboro’s southend park. New equipment, rubber surface and a mural painted by local artist Shelby Kiper Burns was part of park upgrades. Future renovations to othe…
About 50 young people ages 9 to 17 took part last week in KidChef and TeenChef programs hosted by Friends of Crowville. KidChef is designed for students ages 9-12, while TeenChef is for those age 13 and up.
Volunteers were sorting out and constructing new playground equipment for Davis Park in Winnsboro starting today (Thursday). Crews are scheduled to work for two more days. Volunteers are needed for the remainder of the days and should go by Davis Park beginning at 8 a.m. each morning. (Sun p…
Winter Quarters State Historic Stite in Newellton will open to visitors for one week beginning May 27 through June 2, 2022.
Princess Theatre will hold auditions for three upcoming presentations in the coming weeks.
Come experience “Old Time Religion” art exhibit at the Old Post Office Museum (OPOM) in Winnsboro on April 14 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Stanley Nelson’s name is familiar to readers of The Franklin Sun who have enjoyed his historical columns, “History on Deadline,” and other articles through the years.
Franklin Parish children on spring break from school were given a chance last week to participate in a fun-filled day camp thanks to Friends of Crowville.
Friends of Crowville Spring Fling was enjoyed by many Saturday, April 2. The event was held at Crowville's Community Center and featured arts and craft and food vendors along with family entertainment. (Sun photos by Joe Curtis)
Franklin Parish High School recently announced students selected as Students of the Year. Selected for the honor were Garrett Haas, Carson King, Maggie Parker and Victoria Rodriguez.
VEHICLE ENTHUSIASTS look over a classic car Jan. 9 at a Winnsboro truck meet. Proceeds from meet went to Logan Temple’s funeral expenses. Temple was a Franklin Parish High School senior who was killed in a Ouachita Parish accident in December. His passenger, Kassidy Clark, remains hospitali…
Editor’s note: Fred Carter Jr., Franklin Parish native, will be honored with a Northeast Louisiana Music Trail sign Jan. 29 at Winnsboro’s Gazebo. In the evening, a concert featuring Deana Carter, his daughter, is scheduled at The Princess Theatre.
A candlelight vigil for Logan Temple and Kasidy Clark is scheduled for Franklin Parish High School Jan. 10 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Children and adults have to come to expect the Christmas model train scene in the McDuffee Hardware Store window in Crowville.
WISNER’S ANNUAL Christmas parade was a hit to those who rode in it and spectators. With more than 50 registered float participants, the Dec. 4 event featured floats, classic cars, off road vehicles, Franklin Parish High School band and JROTC, Family Community Christian School cheerleaders an…
Cookies And Cocoa With Santa at Gilbert Community building was held Nov. 27. Grow Gilbert, a nonprofit organization, sponsored the event. (Sun pictures by Joe Curtis)
Local parade organizers are busy working on their respective parades and Christmas festivals across Franklin Parish. The following is information about how to be in the Winnsboro, Wisner and Baskin parades, dates and times.
Spirits On The Hill brings a rich history to life in the hills of Harrisonburg.