Sheriff Randy Seal has ordered a 9 p.m.-5 a.m curfew for all of Washington Parish, and it is now in effect. The curfew was enacted because of the Coronavirus situation.
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UPDATE: Gov. Edwards has extended the stay-at-home order through the month of April, to include school closures. A decision will be made close to the end of the month as to whether the order will bne extended again.
Joandra Dawson, 20, a resident of Highway 21 in Angie, Louisiana, is in the Washington Parish Jail charged with the murder of 17 year old Ja’Quarrius Taylor on January 12. Dawson’s bond has been set at $800,000.
For the foreseeable future, the Washington Parish Jail is closed to all visitors because of the Coronavirus outbreak.
It’s this simple: If you wash your hands correctly, you’ll lower your chances of getting COVID-19.
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.
A Tuesday evening fire burned an apartment at the Fairgrounds apartments in Franklinton, and resulted in the rescue of an occupant.
The Franklinton Demons football team defeated the Pine Raiders in the Washington Parish Jamboree held at Bogalusa 15-12, as they scored first and never trailed in the game, which consisted of two fifteen minute halves.
The Franklinton Demons football team returned to their winning ways last Friday as they defeated the Tylertown Chiefs 30-18 on the road in a see-saw contest that was in doubt until late in the game. The win moves the Demons’ record to 2-2 with an upcoming non-district game with the Sumner Cowboys this Thursday on the road.
With the October 12 election now just 5 weeks away, attention is turning to voter turnout numbers in Washington Parish.
A race for governor is at the top of the ballot, and this generally has meant good turnout by voters in the parish.
Check out the November 6 edition of The Era-Leader for more about high school football!
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.
Washington Parish mostly dodged a bullet over the weekend as predicted heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Barry failed to materialize.
After months of campaign activity, the October 12 election is almost here. Early voting will begin Saturday.
Headlined by the race for governor as well as numerous local races, the election has been a constant topic of conversation around the parish in recent weeks.
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.