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Don't miss this week's edition of The Era-Leader, because it contains a special Bicentennial tribute to Washington Parish.
While visitors to the 2019 Washington Parish Free Fair will have a Sunday afternoon of entertainment at the main stage, the final night of the fair, Saturday, October 20, will feature Parish Count
Elisio Carbajal Perez, 35, a resident of C.E. Stafford Road near Franklinton, was arrested by the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office for sexual crimes against a victim under the age of twelve.
The tanker truck for the Franklinton Fire Department was again the main topic of last Tuesday's Town Council meeting at Franklinton Town Hall.
Washington Parish mostly dodged a bullet over the weekend as predicted heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Barry failed to materialize.

Entire Starting Lineup For Lady Demons Named To All-District


The record breaking 5th ranked Lady Demons Softball team was recently recognized for its achievements at the Lady Demons Softball Banquet. The entire starting nine were voted onto the All District team. Aleigha Fussell, a workhorse for the team, had an incredible season as the team’s pitcher and was named District MVP.



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.