The 2020 hurricane season could bring new challenges as Louisiana residents also navigate the realities of COVID-19.
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The Mississippi Association of Independent Schools devastated Bowling Green players and coaches last week with a ruling that the Bucs must forfeit all six of the team’s football victories this season.
Check out this week's edition of The Era-Leader for photos of the massive FHS class reunion at the 2019 Fair.
Twenty photos of class members ranging from the 1930's to the 1970's!
Pat and Henry Harrison of Franklinton have been named as King and Queen for the 2020 Krewe of Pepe.
Henry Harrison was the long-time LSU AgCenter agent for Washington Parish, and Pat Harrison was a long-time primary school teacher.
Assistant District Attorney Jay Adair unexpectedly dropped out of the race for District Judge late last week. He had been expected to file his candidacy this week for the Division F judgeship of the 22nd Judicial District.
Brandon Branch, a cast member on Southern Charm - Savannah and a graduate of Pine High School, has been selected as Grand Marshal for the 2019 Washington Parish Fair Parade.
John Bel Edwards (pictured) narrowly lost in Washington Parish and narrowly won statewide as he was re-elected Saturday to a second term as Louisiana’s governor. Edwards, a Democrat from Amite, lost the parish to Republican Eddie Rispone by a 52-48% margin. He won statewide by an even closer margin: 51-49%.
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.
Update: Thursday a.m. 1795 Louisiana cases, 65 Louisiana deaths, 4 Washington Parish cases, 1 Washington Parish death.
UPDATE: As of Tuesday at Noon, there were 46 deaths statewide and a total of 1,388 cases statewide. Cases have now been reported in 43 of Louisiana's 64 parishes. One death has been reported for Washington Parish.
A commission has been appointed by the governor to plan for re-opening Louisiana’s closed businesses.
A stay-at-home order issued by Gov. John Bel Edwards in March has crippled Louisiana’s economy as the state tries to control a rapidly growing Coronavirus outbreak.
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.