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A very low turnout is expected for Saturday’s election, which is for the renewal of a Riverside Medical Center millage.
The Louisiana High School Athletic Association is moving the start of the 2020 high school football season back to October 8.
For the first time since WWII, the Washington Parish Fair has been cancelled. Organizers had no choice but to cancel the 2020 Washington Parish Fair due to Coronavirus.
"Back To School" is now underway in Washington Parish as Bowling Green students started classes last Thursday.
UPDATED, TUESDAY AUGUST 4 Governor John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday that his order mandating face masks has been extended until at least August 28.







Court dates have been rescheduled

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.








Governor Eases Restrictions

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.


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