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.
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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.
Whitney Landon McNeese, 35, a resident of Highway 438 north of Franklinton, began his 16th stay in the Washington Parish Jail after his arrest on May 3, 2019.
McNeese is being held on a $10,000 bond for two counts of burglary and one count of failure to appear in court.