Both Franklinton High and Pine High qualified for the state high school football playoffs and both teams have first round playoffs games this week. See this week's edition of The Era-Leader for more playoff information!
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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!
Both the Pine Raiders and the Franklinton Demons have made it into the state football playoffs. Both teams will open playoff action with home games this Friday night. Pine will host Port Barre. Pine hold a lofty #7 seed in the Class 2A playoffs while Port Barre is a #26 seed. Franklinton will host Carver.
Following a busy stretch of early voting, parish elections officials are now prepared for Election Day this Saturday.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. for the November 16 election.
District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish grand jury indicted Logan W. Jarrell, 26, of Franklinton, last Thursday on five counts of sex crimes involving victims under the age of 13.
Following an overwhelming vote margin in his native parish on October 12 that helped propel him into a runoff election for the State Supreme Court, Judge Will Crain said he is profoundly grateful to Washington Parish.
Miriam Tate was named as the 2019 Homecoming Queen for Franklinton High School this past Friday evening. She is shown with her father, Rev. Jacob Tate Jr.., and FHS principal Rene Burris. PHOTO BY CALEB MULINA
Lee Jerome Lewis, 57, a resident of Mt. Hermon, was jailed on October 28 on two counts of aggravated rape of a minor.
A crowd of Republican candidates for state, district, and parish offices jammed into the 1010 Club on Bene Street this past Saturday as part of a ‘Meet the Candidates’ event.
The MAIS devastated Bowling Green players and coaches last week with a ruling that the Bucs must forfeit their six football victories this season.
The ruling comes as a result of a complaint to MAIS that Bowling Green was using two ineligible players in all of its games thus far in the 2019 season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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