Rayfus Martin, who was Franklinton’s first elected black alderman, passed away at the age of 89. He served as an alderman for 20 years. Martin was a well-known local teacher before his retirement. At Franklinton High School, he taught English and History. Even after retirement he continued to find ways to contribute.
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With heavy rainfall likely for most of Washington Parish as a result of Storm Barry making landfall in Louisiana, Parish President Richard Thomas has prepared a list of locations where residents can get sandbags. Residents are advised to play it safe and be prepared --- much better to be over-prepared than under-prepared!
Watermelon and summertime go together perfectly, particularly if it’s a Washington Parish watermelon. At the Enon Baptist Church 4th of July picnic, these three youngsters wasted no time digging in when the watermelon eating began. From left to right are Logan Thomas, River Blackwell, and Kylan Montelaro. PHOTO BY NANCY MCCLENDON
The Franklinton Mayor and Board of Aldermen held their regularly scheduled meeting last Tuesday at Franklinton Town Hall.
Miss Kamryn Ross Passman, daughter of Billy and Lesley Passman of Franklinton, won the Louisiana Veterans of Foreign Wars Teen Miss Beauty pageant on June 7 in Alexandria. Miss Passman is a junior at Bowling Green School and also won the VFW Voice of Democracy essay contest at the Post, District and State levels.
The Franklinton High School graduating Class of 1955 held its 64th Class Reunion, Saturday, June 15 at Bo's Restaurant in Clifton.
After many years of service as a bank, a building on Pearl Street in Franklinton now has a new life.
On June 26, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office detective Demmie Rice arrested Charles Michael Folse, 32, on multiple charges of sexual offenses against juveniles.
The arrest involved a joint investigation with St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives who are expected to charge Folse with similar offenses there.