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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.
NEW: As of Friday, April 3 at noon, Washington Parish had only one death from Coronavirus, according to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.
UPDATE: Gov. Edwards has extended the stay-at-home order through the month of April, to include school closures.
It’s this simple: If you wash your hands correctly, you’ll lower your chances of getting COVID-19. Motivated yet?
For the foreseeable future, the Washington Parish Jail is closed to all visitors because of the Coronavirus outbreak.

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FHS defeats Tylertown to get back on the winning track

By DAMON SMITH,

The Franklinton Demons football team returned to their winning ways last Friday as they defeated the Tylertown Chiefs 30-18 on the road in a see-saw contest that was in doubt until late in the game. The win moves the Demons’ record to 2-2 with an upcoming non-district game with the Sumner Cowboys this Thursday on the road.









Early voting starts Saturday

After months of campaign activity, the October 12 election is almost here. Early voting will begin Saturday.

Headlined by the race for governor as well as numerous local races, the election has been a constant topic of conversation around the parish in recent weeks.



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

Opinion:

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