Today's Top Stories

Louisiana has an unwanted ranking of first in the nation for confirmed COVID-19 cases per capita, and the Washington Parish case count and death count are both rising.
In an unusual turn of circumstances, a Franklinton man was pursued and apprehended by a citizen after fleeing a hit and run accident on Tuesday, July 28.
With Franklinton Mayor Richard Dillon not seeking re-election on November 3, two candidates have filed to replace him.
The starting date for Washington Parish schools has been pushed back from the original August 7 date.
The Washington Parish jury has indicted Jo’Andre Dawson, age 21, on Tuesday for) second degree murder and obstruction of justice.

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FHS defeats Tylertown to get back on the winning track


The Franklinton Demons football team returned to their winning ways last Friday as they defeated the Tylertown Chiefs 30-18 on the road in a see-saw contest that was in doubt until late in the game. The win moves the Demons’ record to 2-2 with an upcoming non-district game with the Sumner Cowboys this Thursday on the road.



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