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The 2020 Washington Parish Fair has been cancelled due to Coronavirus.
Governor John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday that his order mandating face masks has been extended until at least August 28.
In an unusual turn of circumstances, a Franklinton man was pursued and apprehended by a citizen after fleeing a hit and run accident on Tuesday, July 28.
With Franklinton Mayor Richard Dillon not seeking re-election on November 3, two candidates have filed to replace him.
The starting date for Washington Parish schools has been pushed back from the original August 7 date.

Franklinton Council hears from trash company about service problems


The Mayor and Board of Aldermen held their regularly scheduled meeting last Tuesday in the Chambers of Franklinton Town Hall.

The Town's CPA, Minda B. Raybourn, presented the 2019 audit report. Income sources for all departments totaled $8,130,564 with expenditures of $6,554,120 for a change in net position of $1,576,444.



District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish grand jury indicted Marilyn G... READ MORE


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