Both the Pine Raiders and the Franklinton Demons have made it into the state football playoffs. Both teams will open playoff action with home games this Friday night. Pine will host Port Barre. Pine hold a lofty #7 seed in the Class 2A playoffs while Port Barre is a #26 seed. Franklinton will host Carver.
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Both Franklinton High and Pine High qualified for the state high school football playoffs and both teams have first round playoffs games this week. See this week's edition of The Era-Leader for more playoff information!
District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish grand jury indicted Logan W. Jarrell, 26, of Franklinton, last Thursday on five counts of sex crimes involving victims under the age of 13.
Miriam Tate was named as the 2019 Homecoming Queen for Franklinton High School this past Friday evening. She is shown with her father, Rev. Jacob Tate Jr.., and FHS principal Rene Burris. PHOTO BY CALEB MULINA
Turnout for the first day of early voting in Washington Parish was described as “well above average” by parish Registrar of Voters Randy Strickland. Early voting for the November 16 run-off election will continue this week through Saturday.
Check out the November 6 edition of The Era-Leader for more about high school football!
Franklinton High School graduate Adrian Magee lifts Pine High School graduate Derrick Dillon after a recent Dillon touchdown. The two local players have contributed heavily to LSU’s amazing run this season.
Residents in Washington Parish were for the most part taken by surprise when an unexpectedly strong tropical storm passed through Friday night and Saturday morning.
Lee Jerome Lewis, 57, a resident of Mt. Hermon, was jailed on October 28 on two counts of aggravated rape of a minor.
Following an overwhelming vote margin in his native parish on October 12 that helped propel him into a runoff election for the State Supreme Court, Judge Will Crain said he is profoundly grateful to Washington Parish.