The Franklinton High School Class of 1969 Reunion was held earlier this summer at Franklinton Country Club. 31 members of the class attended along with their principal, Mr. James Stafford. The class originally had 67 graduates but 15 have since passed away.
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Washington Parish Sheriff's Office detectives have been working hard this summer to solve a June armed robbery which occurred at a business on Highway 38 in Mt. Hermon. At closing time, armed mask men came out of hiding from outside the business.
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.
Washington Parish mostly dodged a bullet over the weekend as predicted heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Barry failed to materialize.
On March 18, 2017, Franklinton High School lost a dear alumnus. A 2016 graduate of Franklinton High School, Madison Claire Peco was active in several clubs and was a four year member of the FHS Cheerleaders.
The Washington Parish School Board voted last Thursday evening to begin the process of identifying and interviewing candidates to become parish school superintendent.
Current Superintendent Darrell Fairburn is retiring at the end of December.
State Sen. Beth Mizell of Franklinton was recently awarded the Ambassador Award for Defense of Family by Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Louisiana. The award ceremony was held in Baton Rouge on May 8. According to Sancha Smith, CWA of Louisiana State Director, "CWA believes that marriage consists of one man and one woman.
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Although filing for the 2019 election doesn’t take place until August, numerous candidates in Washington Parish are already engaged in campaign activities. The primary election is October 12, and with a heated governor’s race on the ballot some elections officials are hoping for plenty of interest (and voting) by citizens this fall.
Pictured above, left to right, are Public Service Commissioner Erik Skrmetta, Sheriff Randy Seal, Parish President Richard Thomas, Jr., David Johnson, V. P. Customer Service Entergy Louisiana, Brian Moddelmog, V.P. Origination Calpine Corporation, presenting the initial payment of $250,000 to Washington Parish.
The record breaking 5th ranked Lady Demons Softball team was recently recognized for its achievements at the Lady Demons Softball Banquet. The entire starting nine were voted onto the All District team. Aleigha Fussell, a workhorse for the team, had an incredible season as the team’s pitcher and was named District MVP.
State Senator Beth Mizell of Franklinton appeared before the state House of Representatives Transportation, Highways, and Public Works committee last Monday for discussion on Senate Bill 201 (SB201). Authored by Mizell, SB201 would repeal the law that established the Washington Parish Reservoir District.
Three Bowling Green School baseball players were honored recently when they were selected to play in the MAIS All-Star baseball game. Seniors Cameron Bell, Timmy Ruffino and Casey Burge were selected to participate in the event along with other players in the league who were named All-Stars.