Today's Top Stories

Across Washington Parish, TV sets will be turned on and fans will be glued to the screens Saturday, as the LSU Tigers take on the Georgia Bulldogs for the Southeastern Conference Championship.
The 2019 Franklinton Christmas Festival got off to a rousing start last Saturday evening, begining with Christmas songs being sung in front of the Courthouse by different local groups.
Numerous Washington Parish residents are expected to be present next Wednesday evening in Mandeville when Judge Will Crain is sworn in as a justice on the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Former Franklinton Mayor Wayne Fleming died Tuesday afternoon in Arizona following a long battle with an aggressive form of cancer. He was 73.
(Update) Pine fell to Many in the 3rd round of the state playoffs Friday night, bringing to an end its historic 2019 season.

It's almost time for the Fair!

The Era-Leader's annual Fair Edition is included in this week's newspaper. Look for it in your mailbox or pick up a copy of The Era-Leader at stores and in vend boxes!

If you don't subscribe, now is a great time to sign up ---- simple and inexpensive. The Era-Leader keeps you connected with Washington Parish!

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.



The annual Memorial Day program wil be held on Monday, May 27 at Fisher Cemetery in the Richardson... READ MORE


There are many disease problems that will plague tomatoes grown in our parish.