Today's Top Stories

Justin Brown, the long-time #2 man at the Franklinton Police Department, has been named chief of police. The announcement was made late last week by Franklinton Mayor Richard Dillon.

Christopher Rashad Dillon, 25, of Franklinton, abruptly pleaded guilty last Tuesday near the end of his second day of trial for shooting his mother to death and injuring two others, including a...

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Last Thursday, Washington Parish Sheriff's Office patrol deputies Justin Blackwell and James Gregorio responded to a report of a man causing a disturbance with passing traffic on Highway 21 in...

With last week’s swearing in of Donna Steele and Dr. Jerry Thomas as new members of the Riverside Medical Center Board of Commissioners members, the make-up of the board for 2019 is now complete...

District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced that a Washington Parish grand jury indicted five former deputies with the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office and 16 inmates on Monday of this week...

Big Idea Franklinton was a program initiated last year by the Franklinton Area Economic Development Foundation. Based on last year’s success, the foundation is doing it again this year.

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Mt. Hermon Principal Dawn Seal with Kalei Hughes

Kalei Hughes is Mt Hermon Queen

By LEE BOND,

Kalei Hughes was recently crowned the Mt. Hermon School Homecoming Queen for 2018-2019. She is a senior at Mt. Hermon School where she is active in the Beta Club, Senior Class President, Christian Club, FFA and 4-H Club, as well as a member of the Lady Jackets Basketball and Softball Teams, and the MHS Track Team.






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Man on crystal meth tries to cut Varnado police chief, is arrested by WPSO

Last Thursday, Washington Parish Sheriff's Office patrol deputies Justin Blackwell and James Gregorio responded to a report of a man causing a disturbance with passing traffic on Highway 21 in Varnado. While responding to the scene, the deputies were informed that Varnado Police Chief Louis Adams was fighting with the man.


RMC Board of Commissioners

With last week’s swearing in of Donna Steele and Dr. Jerry Thomas as new members of the Riverside Medical Center Board of Commissioners members, the make-up of the board for 2019 is now complete. Mrs. Steele was appointed by the Washington Parish Council in December. Dr. Thomas was appointed by the RMC Medical Staff, also in December.





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Guest speakers at the January meeting of the Winbury Club were Washington Parish School Board... READ MORE


Opinion:

From L to R are Jamie Grove, Britney Bell and President Linda Crain.

The January meeting for the Washington Parish Retired Teachers Association was held in the... READ MORE


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Justin Brown, the long-time #2 man at the Franklinton Police Department, has been named chief... READ MORE