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We won't always be lucky, but we can always be prepared


Wednesday and Thursday of last week were dreary, with some rain and some wind.
By Friday the sun was shining and everything was good around here.
But just over 200 miles away from Franklinton, it was a different story. There was devastation and flooding in Gulf Shores, Pensacola, and the surrounding areas.

Did you lose a cow?

Someone in Washington Parish is missing a cow.

A wandering cow turned up on property located near RJ Riley Road and Peterson Road in the Mount Hermon area.

If that's your cow, or if you know whose cow it is, call Carol at 985-705-8899.

Washington Parish National Guardsmen among those helping with Hurricane Laura

At the direction of the Governor, the Louisiana National Guard has more than 3,000 Guardsmen ready to support current and future operations ahead of Hurricane Laura’s expected landfall, to include but not limited to: high-water vehicle and boat evacuations, both boat and air search and rescue operations, logistical support, engineering support,

Nov. 3 ballot to be crowded

Because of COVID-19, voting in the November 3 presidential election might be a bit complicated for some Washington Parish residents.

Those who want to avoid personal contact for the election can vote by mail, but there are some restrictions for this. You can’t just vote by mail because you want to.



Killers offered no mercy, received no mercy in Franklinton courtroom

One year ago, Levi Lee and Lance Rouse showed no mercy to a Bogalusa convenience store owner, shooting him in cold blood with a shotgun during an armed robbery.
Last week, District Court Judge William H. Burris returned the favor, showing Lee and Rouse no mercy as he sentenced Lee to life in prison and Rouse to 100 years in prison.



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