Very late Monday night, while responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the driveway of a residence southwest of Franklinton, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Patrol Sergeant Michael Thomas encountered a man sleeping in the vehicle.
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Sheyene Ray Walker, 40, a resident of First Street in Magnolia, Mississippi, has been in the Washington Parish Jail since April 9 for an armed robbery committed in 2019.
Will the Class of 2020 graduate in a normal ceremony? That question has been a major topic of conversation in Washington Parish for the past two months. Since schools were abruptly closed by the governor on March 13, seniors and their parents have been left wondering when --- or if --- they will have their graduation ceremonies.
Washington Parish Sheriff Randy “Country” Seal has suspended the parish wide curfew effective May 1, 2020.
This week in The Era-Leader:
---COVID-19 curve improves
---FHS's Magee, Pine's Dillon sign with NFL teams (Adrian Magee to the Saints!)
---Bowling Green switches to "virtual" graduation for May 8
---T.C. Brumfield Road man arrested for the 18th time
A commission has been appointed by the governor to plan for re-opening Louisiana’s closed businesses.
A stay-at-home order issued by Gov. John Bel Edwards in March has crippled Louisiana’s economy as the state tries to control a rapidly growing Coronavirus outbreak.
UPDATE: As of noon Saturday, April 25, there had been 14 deaths reported for Washington Parish, and a total of 241 cases. Statewide, there had been 1,644 deaths reported and a total of 26,512 cases reported.
Sheriff Randy Seal has ordered a 9 p.m.-5 a.m curfew for all of Washington Parish, and it is now in effect. The curfew was enacted because of the Coronavirus situation.
UPDATE: Gov. Edwards has extended the stay-at-home order through the month of April, to include school closures. A decision will be made close to the end of the month as to whether the order will bne extended again.