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State Sen. Beth Mizell, a resident of Stony Point near Franklinton, has been elected President Pro Tempore of the Louisiana State Senate.
Look in this week’s edition of The Era-Leader for a special section honoring LSU as our National Champion!
More than a week after a 17-year-old high school student was murdered in the Angie area, the investigation continues.
Franklinton Police have arrested four people for their alleged involvement in last Sunday’s (Jan. 19) shooting for a 20 year-old man.
The Washington Parish School Board has selected a veteran of the school system to become the new superintendent of schools.


2019-2020 school year starts this week

They’re baaaack! Schools are --- or will be --- back in session this week in Washington Parish. Students started classes at Bowling Green on Wednesday, while Washington Parish schools will begin on Friday. Motorists are reminded to use caution and obey speed limits in school zones, both within Franklinton and elsewhere around the parish.







Let's Get Growing!

By HENRY HARRISON,

During this time of the year, vegetable gardening takes on a lull; not too much going on. But there are some plants to consider.

Plant: okra, peppers, southern peas and shallots. As temperatures moderate, we will be able to plant several more vegetables with success.








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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.