Otha Michael Williams, 54, a resident of West Stateline Road in northern Washington Parish, was arrested on February 4 and placed in the Washington Parish Jail where he remains with bond set at $750,000. Williams is charged with three counts of aggravated rape, one count of sexual battery and one count of indecent behavior with juveniles.
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Five electric distribution cooperatives have joined forces to secure a favorable wholesale power supply contract on behalf of their members.
The purchasing group, called 1803 Electric Cooperative, Inc., represents more than 130,000 electric cooperative members residing primarily in rural areas across the state.
LSU football coach Ed Orgeron recently met state Sen. Beth Mizell of Franklinton as she toured the LSU athletic facilities. She said Orgeron, upon learing she was from Franklinton, had good things to say about local LSU National Championship players Adrian Magee and Derrick Dillon.
State Sen. Beth Mizell, a resident of Stony Point near Franklinton, has been elected President Pro Tempore of the Louisiana State Senate.
The President Pro Tempore serves in the absence of the President of the Senate.
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 Sheriff’s Office remains confident that a well-publicised Angie murder will be solved. But homicide investigations take time, said Chief Deputy Mike Haley.
The Washington Parish School Board has selected a veteran of the school system to become the new superintendent of schools.
Frances Varnado, former principal of Enon Elementary, will succeed Darrell Fairburn, who is retiring.
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LSU coach has good things to say about two Wash Parish players
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FHS grad now coaches the #1 high school team in Mississippi
While visitors to the 2019 Washington Parish Free Fair will have a Sunday afternoon of entertainment at the main stage, the final night of the fair, Saturday, October 20, will feature Parish County Line at 6:30 and Michael Ray at 8:30.
On June 6 an inmate allegedly offered a bribe to a Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Jail Deputy if the officer would agree to bring contraband into the jail. The officer agreed that he would do it for the right price.
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
It is now officially Fair Season in Washington Parish after the Fair flag was raised during the traditional ceremony last Friday morning in front of the courthouse in Franklinton.
While investigating the theft of a motorcycle and a pickup truck from the Rio community south of Bogalusa, Washington Parish Sheriff's Office detectives were able to identify two persons who were involved.
Mt. Hermon School has announced its 2019 Jr. High Homecoming Court. One of these students will be crowned Homecoming Queen on Tuesday, October 1 when the MHS Yellowjackets host the Pine Raiders.
The Pre-game Homecoming Presentation will begin at 5:30 at the MHS Stadium.
Dylan Miley, 25, a resident of Highway 424, landed in the Washington Parish Jail last week after physically assaulting his wife, fleeing from Washington Parish Sheriff's Office deputies, and fighting with the officers after they caught up with him.