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FRANKLIN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD members voted John Gullatt, of West Monroe, new superintendent of schools at their regular December meeting Tuesday night. The superintendent selection is contingent on the successful negotiation of a contract. Pictured above School Board members listen to Gullat…

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Franklin Parish School Board members interviewed three applicants for the superintendent’s position in a three-hour special meeting Nov. 21. The School Board is expected to choose a new superintendent Dec. 3.

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A 72-year-old disabled Wisner man died from injuries sustained from a Hope Street house fire, said Franklin Parish Coroner’s Office spokesman Shane Scott.

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Four Franklin Parish drainage project applications will be submitted to the Louisiana Watershed Initiative in hopes for funding, said Ken McManus with McManus Engineering Consultants at the Police Jury’s agenda meeting Dec. 4.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today it is awarding $1.5 million to fund a pilot project to control feral swine in Louisiana and nine other states across the country.

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FRANKLIN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD members voted John Gullatt, of West Monroe, new superintendent of schools at their regular December meeting Tuesday night. The superintendent selection is contingent on the successful negotiation of a contract. Pictured above School Board members listen to Gullat…

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A possible tragedy was averted after a 13-year-old with a watchful eye spotted a house fire on La. Hwy 128 Monday afternoon.

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A 60-day grace period for Wisner residents to clean their property has now expired and an ordinance pertaining to excessive junk will be enforced, according to Mayor Marc McCarty.

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Franklin Parish School Board members interviewed three applicants for the superintendent’s position in a three-hour special meeting Nov. 21. The School Board is expected to choose a new superintendent Dec. 3.

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“16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 

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The governor of Louisiana now draws a yearly salary of $130,000, the 34th-highest salary among the governors of the 50 states, according to recently reported financial data and media reports.

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In his first press conference after a bruising reelection campaign, Gov. John Bel Edwards said he looked forward to working with President Donald Trump, who stumped for his opponent, and the Republican-dominated legislature.

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Winnsboro Mayor John “Sonny” Dumas and Winnsboro Old Post Office Museum Curator Kay LaFrance-Knight will be featured on the Small Town Podcast with host Ocilla, Georgia, Mayor Matt Seale. 

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A motion to remove 500 feet of Judy Guillot Road from the Franklin Parish road system was tabled by police jurors after residents of the road pled their case and squabbled with each other for nearly 30 minutes during a Nov. 14 meeting.

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The validity of proposed Section 20 amendments were debated by Winnsboro residents, Mayor Sonny Dumas and Town Council members during a 30-minute public hearing, Monday.

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THREE SUPERINTENDENT APPLICATIONS were submitted to the Franklin Parish School Board. Board members will now convene Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. in a special meeting at the School Board office to review applications, vote on who to interview and discuss interview questions. Pictured above School Board…

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Allegations of bribery against a state Supreme Court justice and the amount of political spending by trial lawyers and other special interest groups in a key race for a seat on the Supreme Court highlight the need for judicial reform in Louisiana, advocates say.

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David Ray Johnson, 36, of Winnsboro and Lakendria Nicole Goings, 35, of Monroe were sentenced to a total of 69 years for robbing three financial institutions at gunpoint and for multiple firearms violations, announced United States Attorney David C. Joseph. 

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Thomas A Dickerson, a Delhi farmer, was sentenced Nov. 7 to 10 years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for lying to more than seven financial institutions, insurance providers and government entities in an effort to obtain over $18 million illegally, announced U…

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Boggy Bayou and Baker’s Cutoff projects are nearing completion while contractors wait for lift station pumps at Abe Lincoln / Horace White sewer treatment plant, said Ken McManus with McManus Engineering Consultants.

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A Fort Scott Street building donation and a 10-year land lease will enable Wisner officials to create a public park and business incubator, said Mayor Marc McCarty.

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Winnsboro Mayor Sonny Dumas and town councilmen continue to hear concerns from constituents over proposed amendments to Section 28 that would set stricter rules on backpacks, “private outdoor events” and prohibit block parties.

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Both of the surviving campaigns for governor claimed victory in Wednesday night’s debate, the only one-on-one debate between incumbent Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and his Republican challenger, Eddie Rispone, before the Nov. 16 election.

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