Today's Top Stories

Don't miss this week's edition of The Era-Leader, because it contains a special Bicentennial tribute to Washington Parish.

While visitors to the 2019 Washington Parish Free Fair will have a Sunday afternoon of entertainment at the main stage, the final night of the fair, Saturday, October 20, will feature Parish...

Elisio Carbajal Perez, 35, a resident of C.E. Stafford Road near Franklinton, was arrested by the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office for sexual crimes against a victim under the age of twelve.

The tanker truck for the Franklinton Fire Department was again the main topic of last Tuesday's Town Council meeting at Franklinton Town Hall.

Washington Parish mostly dodged a bullet over the weekend as predicted heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Barry failed to materialize.

Rayfus Martin, who was Franklinton’s first elected black alderman, passed away at the age of 89. He served as an alderman for 20 years.

It's Watermelon Time.....

Watermelon and summertime go together perfectly, particularly if it’s a Washington Parish watermelon. At the Enon Baptist Church 4th of July picnic, these three youngsters wasted no time digging in when the watermelon eating began. From left to right are Logan Thomas, River Blackwell, and Kylan Montelaro. PHOTO BY NANCY MCCLENDON



The annual Memorial Day program wil be held on Monday, May 27 at Fisher Cemetery in the... READ MORE


There are many disease problems that will plague tomatoes grown in our parish.