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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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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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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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After 13 years and $25 million spent, the Franklin Parish school system’s building renovation program is approaching its final stages.

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A five-year, garbage-service contract with Waste Connections of Monroe was approved Oct. 16 during a Franklin Parish Police Jury special meeting.

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Franklin Medical Center’s net position and current assets increased while current liabilities decreased for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2019, according to its annual audit report prepared by Lester, Miller & Wells of Alexandria.

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Sen. Neil Riser of Columbia will face Kevin Bates of Winnsboro in a Nov. 16 runoff in the District 20 House race.

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A small group of residents voiced their opinions about higher water rates at Gilbert’s regular meeting Thursday night.

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Primary election is Saturday with polls opening at 7 a.m. and closing at 8 p.m.

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The Franklin Parish burn ban has been lifted, according to Mitch Reynolds, director of Emergency Preparedness for Franklin Parish. 

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Four bids for garbage collection service providers were reviewed at the Franklin Parish Police Jury public works committee meeting Monday morning.

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Franklin Medical Center’s net operating income was $2,638,382 for August, according to budget numbers released during the Board of Commissioner’s regular meeting Sept. 26.

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Wisner Town Council members agreed Thursday at a special meeting to advance measures to remove junk and other debris from the town’s corporate limits.

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Northeast Louisiana Veteran’s Cemetery in Rayville will be receiving the National Cemetery Administration Operational Excellence Award, said Tim Johnson, director.

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U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, a member of the Senate’s education committee, recently announced 26 senators have signed their names onto the bipartisan College Transparency Act (CTA) with the addition of U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA). 

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Cattle producers can limit the amount of time cattle feed on hay without any negative effects if the hay has good nutritional quality, an LSU AgCenter forage specialist said at an AgCenter beef and forage field day on Sept. 19.

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Winnsboro will be featured in a podcast highlighting small southern towns after being one of only five municipalities selected in Louisiana, said Sandra Robinson, secretary of Winnsboro Main Street economic committee.

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Winnsboro’s public fire protection classification was raised to six from its previous classification of five, said Fire Chief Orlando Logan.

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Early voting for the Oct. 12 primary election will begin Sept. 28 and run through Oct. 5 said Geneva Cupp, Franklin Parish Registrar of Voters.

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