Washington Parish Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force detectives continue to work undercover throughout the parish making arrests for the possession or sale of illegal narcotics. Recent arrests in Washington Parish sent several persons to jail.
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The long-delayed Louisiana Highway 3241 project got a boost in the state legislature last week when $50 million was allocated toward the project.
The allocation was part of the largest Louisana transportation bill passed in 30 years.
Pictured above, left to right, are Public Service Commissioner Erik Skrmetta, Sheriff Randy Seal, Parish President Richard Thomas, Jr., David Johnson, V. P. Customer Service Entergy Louisiana, Brian Moddelmog, V.P. Origination Calpine Corporation, presenting the initial payment of $250,000 to Washington Parish.
Surprising no one, last Wednesday Gov. John Bell Edwards signed the bill that officially disbands the Washington Parish Reservoir Commission. State Sen. Beth Mizell’s bill had been approved by both the state Senate and the state House of Representatives.
On June 6 an inmate allegedly offered a bribe to a Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Jail Deputy if the officer would agree to bring contraband into the jail. The officer agreed that he would do it for the right price.
After 43 years of photographing area residents at all stages of their lives, Ken and Ann Knight are retiring. They will be honored at a retirement celebration to be held at the Knight’s photo studio, 2020 Washington Street in Franklinton on Monday, June 17. Hours are from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to drop by.
Members and guests of the Washington Art Associaton met at the lovely home of Lora Lynn Fendlason in Bogalusa for their installation dinner.
Bowling Green School's Cameron Bell has signed a baseball scholarship to play for Loyola University in New Orleans. While playing for BGS head coach Justin Garcia, he was a regular in centerfield while batting leadoff for the Buccaneers. Cam will likely continue as an outfielder on the collegiate level.
Although filing for the 2019 election doesn’t take place until August, numerous candidates in Washington Parish are already engaged in campaign activities. The primary election is October 12, and with a heated governor’s race on the ballot some elections officials are hoping for plenty of interest (and voting) by citizens this fall.