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March 18 edition

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---Coronavirus hits local schools, businesses

---Police chase ends in Franklinton

---Judge Garcia dies at age 66

---Richard Morgan inducted into Pearl River CC Hall of Fame

---Michel-Jenkins wedding announcement

---Varnado Museum quilt seminar well-attended






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FHS defeats Tylertown to get back on the winning track

By DAMON SMITH,

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.



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Williams and Hobgood are arrested by WPSO for offenses

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.



WST joins purchasing group, seeks continued low electricity prices

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.


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