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Winnsboro Police Department (WPD) continues not to take some 911 calls from the Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Department, according to Sheriff Kevin Cobb.

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Winnsboro has been awarded a $3.53 million Louisiana Community Development Block Grant (LCDBG) grant to repair its aging sewer system, announced Mayor John Dumas Tuesday morning.

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It will be a busy year in the Louisiana Legislature and Rep. Neil Riser and Sen. Glen Womack have set individual goals to attain.

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Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office net position totaled approximately $18.8 million as of June 30, according to an audit by Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s report.

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A preliminary list of 2022 parish road projects were reviewed by Police Jury Public Works committee members Monday.

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Franklin Parish School Board members re-elected Richard Kelly, president, Jacqueline Johnson, vice president and Danny Davis, chaplain.

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Franklin Council On Aging net position dropped $52,125 to $514,743 for fiscal year 2021, according to a Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s report.

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Franklin Medical Center has exhausted its supply of monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatments, an effective COVID-19 treatment.

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Approximately two weeks into a six-month contract with Winnsboro and Franklin Parish Sheriff Kevin Cobb said patrols were “going good.”

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Top story for 2021 was Franklin Parish turning into a icy landscape with a winter storm freezing roads, closing schools, businesses and thousands losing power.

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Franklin Rubber Resources (FRR) LLC with Town of Winnsboro’s support will apply for capital outlay funds to repair fire-damaged equipment.

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Residents of Winnsboro will not have water from Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. until mid-afternoon, according to Mayor John Dumas.

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A two-vehicle automobile accident Monday afternoon left one Franklin Parish teenager dead and another hospitalized in critical condition.

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 A 41-year dream will become a reality with the unveiling of a sign honoring Fred Carter, Jr. on Jan. 29 near Winnsboro’s gazebo.

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New voting district lines were approved by Winnsboro Town Council members at their regular meeting Monday night.

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Gilbert officials continue to wait on USDA funding to refurbish its sewer system, according to Cinnamon Gooding, with McManus Consulting Engineers of Monroe.

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Bayou Macon Cutoff #3 drainage structure project has been completed, according to Ken McManus with McManus Consulting Engineers of Monroe.

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Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office will provide additional police inside Winnsboro’s corporate limits.

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Police Jury members will vote Thursday on a proposed 2022 budget with a general fund income totaling approximately $869,593 while expenses reach $805,300.

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A state House of Representatives committee voted earlier this week to reject a rule that would add COVID-19 vaccines to the immunization schedule for K-12 schools following a wave of backlash from parents decrying the proposed mandate as government overreach.

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Construction continues on Franklin Parish Library’s HVAC system and should be completed within two weeks while project managers wait on roofing supplies, said Onie Parker, director.  

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Franklin Medical Center’s net position increased by approximately $8.4 million for fiscal year ending April 30, according to its annual audit.

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