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With Tropical Storm Cristobal forecasted to impact Louisiana this weekend and early next week, Washington Parish is preparing.
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.
The amazing Class of 2020 deserves our recognition and congratulations.
COVID-19 testing will be available to Washington Parish residents at the locations below in the Parish.










Happy Mardi Gras!

The MCCA parade in Bogalusa will roll this Saturday, February 22, beginning at 1 p.m.

The Krewe of Pepe parade in Franklinton will roll this Sunday, February 23, beginning at 2 p.m. Parade marshals for the 2020 Pepe parade are Mr. and Mrs. Henry Harrison of Franklinton.


WST joins purchasing group, seeks continued low electricity prices

Five electric distribution cooperatives have joined forces to secure a favorable wholesale power supply contract on behalf of their members.
The purchasing group, called 1803 Electric Cooperative, Inc., represents more than 130,000 electric cooperative members residing primarily in rural areas across the state.



Williams and Hobgood are arrested by WPSO for offenses

Otha Michael Williams, 54, a resident of West Stateline Road in northern Washington Parish, was arrested on February 4 and placed in the Washington Parish Jail where he remains with bond set at $750,000. Williams is charged with three counts of aggravated rape, one count of sexual battery and one count of indecent behavior with juveniles.



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

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