Washington Parish Sheriff's Office detectives worked a complicated financial fraud case in which more than $580,000 was stolen from several victims.
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They’re baaaack! Schools are --- or will be --- back in session this week in Washington Parish. Students started classes at Bowling Green on Wednesday, while Washington Parish schools will begin on Friday. Motorists are reminded to use caution and obey speed limits in school zones, both within Franklinton and elsewhere around the parish.
Though the official opening of the Washington Parish Animal Shelter won’t be until August 8 at 10 AM, Washington Parish President Richard N. Thomas, Jr., held a ribbon cutting and a tour of the facility on July 24.
Two inmates of the Washington Parish Jail have been re-booked into the facility for setting last week’s fire at the jail that led to the evacuation of dozens of other inmates and staff members.
During this time of the year, vegetable gardening takes on a lull; not too much going on. But there are some plants to consider.
Plant: okra, peppers, southern peas and shallots. As temperatures moderate, we will be able to plant several more vegetables with success.
Myron and Judy Tullos of Franklinton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katelynn Victoria, to Austen Hughes, son of Rusty and Tiffany Smith of Franklinton.
Thursday and Friday evenings at the Washington Parish Free Fair are arguably two of the most exciting nights of the week for the main stage. This year's scheduled entertainment will be sure to maintain this tradition with Joe Nichols headlining Thursday, October 17, following opening act Nashville South.
An electrical fire in the air-conditioning system of one housing unit of the Washington Parish Jail late Sunday night forced the partial evacuation of 34 inmates to another jail.
Don't miss this week's edition of The Era-Leader, because it contains a special Bicentennial tribute to Washington Parish. Three sections of history and photos going back to the founding of Washington Parish 200 years ago in 1819. Don't miss it!