The record breaking 5th ranked Lady Demons Softball team was recently recognized for its achievements at the Lady Demons Softball Banquet. The entire starting nine were voted onto the All District team. Aleigha Fussell, a workhorse for the team, had an incredible season as the team’s pitcher and was named District MVP.
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Sunday afternoon, the solemn notes of Taps and a stirring 21-gun salute paid tribute to the memory of those who have lost their lives in the service of their country.
In a ceremony held on Cleveland Street in front of the Varnado Store Museum, Franklinton residents and those from surrounding areas remembered our war dead.
State Senator Beth Mizell of Franklinton appeared before the state House of Representatives Transportation, Highways, and Public Works committee last Monday for discussion on Senate Bill 201 (SB201). Authored by Mizell, SB201 would repeal the law that established the Washington Parish Reservoir District.
State Sen. Beth Mizell of Franklinton was recently awarded the Ambassador Award for Defense of Family by Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Louisiana. The award ceremony was held in Baton Rouge on May 8. According to Sancha Smith, CWA of Louisiana State Director, "CWA believes that marriage consists of one man and one woman.
On March 18, 2017, Franklinton High School lost a dear alumnus. A 2016 graduate of Franklinton High School, Madison Claire Peco was active in several clubs and was a four year member of the FHS Cheerleaders.
Longtime Franklinton funeral home owner Brisco H. Crain passed away last Tuesday at his Franklinton residence. He was 88.
Walter Reed reported to federal prison shortly before noon last Friday to begin serving his sentence on corruption convictions. Reed served for 30 years as the district attorney for Washington and St. Tammany parishes.
A crowd of Republican candidates for state, district, and parish offices jammed into the 1010 Club on Bene Street this past Saturday as part of a ‘Meet the Candidates’ event.
Heavy rainfall late last week and into the weekend resulted in numerous Washington Parish roads being closed due to high water.