Monday morning, Washington Parish President Richard Thomas said he was relieved. "We dodged the bullet once again," he said.
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COVID-19 testing began last week in Washington Parish, with a strong response to the first two days of tests, which were held in Franklinton.
The 2020 hurricane season started on Monday of this week, and Washington Parish President Richard N. Thomas is urging parish residents to think ahead.
Thomas said, “The National Hurricane Center is predicting a 60% chance of an above normal hurricane season.”
COVID-19 testing will be available to Washington Parish residents at the locations below in the Parish. These tests are provided by the Louisiana Department of Health with the assistance of the Louisiana National Guard.
If you were scheduled to appear in Washington Parish Misdemeanor Court or had a traffic ticket date in March, April or May, 2020, please report to the 9-1-1 Building behind the Sheriff’s Office/Jail in Franklinton (also known as the “old Franklinton Police Department”) to get your new court date. You can report any time between 8:30 a.m.
With Louisiana now into “Phase One” of the governor’s re-opening plan, one of the places affected is the Washington Parish Courthouse.
Parish President Richard Thomas said the courthouse is now open, but some important restrictions have been implemented.
The shooting of 13 people in Bogalusa Saturday night attracted national news media coverage.
Details of the shooting spree appeared on many national and even international media websites, including NBC, CBS, ABC and CNN, as well as the websites of large American daily newspapers from coast to coast.
A man and wife were arrested Tuesday (May 12) and jailed on drug and domestic abuse charges. William Russell Piper, II, 29, who gave his address as Lancaster, Ohio, and Keri Lynn Davis, 29, who gave her address as Martins Ferry, Ohio, were arrested near a relative’s residence in Angie.
ELDERLY MAN ASSAULTED
On May 8, Washington Parish Sheriff's Office Sergeant Mike Thomas was dispatched to a rural area in the central part of the parish in response to an assault on an elderly man who had been attacked in his home by a younger woman after an argument turned violent.
Phase One of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ plan to reopen businesses in Louisiana will begin on Friday.
The governor’s heavily anticipated announcement on Monday came none too soon for some business owners in Franklinton and Washington Parish who have been either closed or partially closed since March 22.