Joandra Dawson, 20, a resident of Highway 21 in Angie, Louisiana, is in the Washington Parish Jail charged with the murder of 17 year old Ja’Quarrius Taylor on January 12. Dawson’s bond has been set at $800,000.
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A February 29 response by Washington Parish Sheriff's Office patrol deputies to a complaint about a careless driver led to the arrest of the complainant. Trevor Douglas Honaker, 18, a resident of Highway 436, called the Sheriff's Office to report a vehicle being driven in a careless manner on Highway 436.
U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham’s announcement last week that he is retiring immediately opened speculation about who might replace him.
Abraham, 5th District Congressman since January 2015, said when he first ran for Congress that he would serve no more than three terms.
A Tuesday evening fire burned an apartment at the Fairgrounds apartments in Franklinton, and resulted in the rescue of an occupant.
Congratulations to the Mount Hermon Yellow Jackets. Mount Hermon took a nice win Friday evening in the first round of the state Class B Boys Basketball playoffs. The Jackets defeated Choudrant 66-47 to move into the second round of the playoffs.
December and January Student of the Month winners at Franklinton Junior High School recently enjoyed a donut breakfast with assistant principal Misty Polk.
Lori Magee, above left, at the Enon branch and Lana Pardee, above right, at the Franklinton branch were the winners of the Washington Parish Library’s Valentine’s Day drawings. They won gift certificates from the Sugar Shack restaurant in Franklinton. The next library drawing will be for a giant chocolate bunny at Easter.
Late in the evening of February 11, Washington Parish Patrol Deputy John O’Hern responded to a report of a home invasion in a rural area south of Bogalusa. Upon arriving at the scene, Deputy O’Hern learned that the female occupant of the home was startled by someone kicking in the front door.
Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and Senator Beth Mizell of Franklinton will host a town hall meeting to discuss upcoming and proposed improvements to Bogue Chitto State Park. The public is invited to attend the meeting on Tuesday, March 3, at 6 p.m. in the park’s meeting room.
The MCCA parade in Bogalusa will roll this Saturday, February 22, beginning at 1 p.m.
The Krewe of Pepe parade in Franklinton will roll this Sunday, February 23, beginning at 2 p.m. Parade marshals for the 2020 Pepe parade are Mr. and Mrs. Henry Harrison of Franklinton.