For the foreseeable future, the Washington Parish Jail is closed to all visitors because of the Coronavirus outbreak.
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Update: Thursday a.m. 1795 Louisiana cases, 65 Louisiana deaths, 4 Washington Parish cases, 1 Washington Parish death.
UPDATE: As of Tuesday at Noon, there were 46 deaths statewide and a total of 1,388 cases statewide. Cases have now been reported in 43 of Louisiana's 64 parishes. One death has been reported for Washington Parish.
A quiet morning in downtown Franklinton was interrupted last Friday when police officers from five different jurisdictions chased a car along Washington Street in front of the courthouse. The pursuit then turned down Cleveland Street and came to an end when the car ran into a ditch near the corner of Dewey and Cleveland.
NOTE: The Washington Parish School System has said that all 2020 graduations will be held regardless of when classes resume, or even if they do not resume. Seniors will graduate.
Joandra Dawson, 20, a resident of Highway 21 in Angie, Louisiana, is in the Washington Parish Jail charged with the murder of 17 year old Ja’Quarrius Taylor on January 12. Dawson’s bond has been set at $800,000.
A February 29 response by Washington Parish Sheriff's Office patrol deputies to a complaint about a careless driver led to the arrest of the complainant. Trevor Douglas Honaker, 18, a resident of Highway 436, called the Sheriff's Office to report a vehicle being driven in a careless manner on Highway 436.
U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham’s announcement last week that he is retiring immediately opened speculation about who might replace him.
Abraham, 5th District Congressman since January 2015, said when he first ran for Congress that he would serve no more than three terms.
A Tuesday evening fire burned an apartment at the Fairgrounds apartments in Franklinton, and resulted in the rescue of an occupant.
Congratulations to the Mount Hermon Yellow Jackets. Mount Hermon took a nice win Friday evening in the first round of the state Class B Boys Basketball playoffs. The Jackets defeated Choudrant 66-47 to move into the second round of the playoffs.