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With Tropical Storm Cristobal forecasted to impact Louisiana this weekend and early next week, Washington Parish is preparing.
COVID-19 testing began last week in Washington Parish, with a strong response to the first two days of tests, which were held in Franklinton.
The 2020 hurricane season started on Monday of this week, and Washington Parish President Richard N. Thomas is urging parish residents to think ahead.
The amazing Class of 2020 deserves our recognition and congratulations.
COVID-19 testing will be available to Washington Parish residents at the locations below in the Parish.

Governor Eases Restrictions

Phase One of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ plan to reopen businesses in Louisiana will begin on Friday.
The governor’s heavily anticipated announcement on Monday came none too soon for some business owners in Franklinton and Washington Parish who have been either closed or partially closed since March 22.

2020 Graduations Are Scheduled

Will the Class of 2020 graduate in a normal ceremony? That question has been a major topic of conversation in Washington Parish for the past two months. Since schools were abruptly closed by the governor on March 13, seniors and their parents have been left wondering when --- or if --- they will have their graduation ceremonies.

Our April 29 Edition

This week in The Era-Leader:

---COVID-19 curve improves

---FHS's Magee, Pine's Dillon sign with NFL teams (Adrian Magee to the Saints!)

---Bowling Green switches to "virtual" graduation for May 8

---T.C. Brumfield Road man arrested for the 18th time



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


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