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Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Saturday afternoon that face masks will be required to enter Louisiana businesses, effective Monday (July 13)
A suspect has been arrested for a June arson that was committed in retaliation for an earlier homicide.
An election that was originally scheduled for April will be held this Saturday in Washington Parish and across Louisiana.
As of now, the Washington Parish schools will begin the 2020-2021 school year on August 6 in a traditional manner.
(Note: This article originally  reversed the statewide deaths and cases. It is now corrected. Many thanks to the eagle-eyed reader who caught our mistake!!!)

FHS defeats Tylertown to get back on the winning track


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.



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


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