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.
NOTE: The Washington Parish School System has said that all 2020 graduations will be held regardless of when classes resume, or even if they do not resume. Seniors will graduate.
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
Turnout for the first day of early voting in Washington Parish was described as “well above average” by parish Registrar of Voters Randy Strickland. Early voting for the November 16 run-off election will continue this week through Saturday.
Late in the evening of February 11, Washington Parish Patrol Deputy John O’Hern responded to a report of a home invasion in a rural area south of Bogalusa. Upon arriving at the scene, Deputy O’Hern learned that the female occupant of the home was startled by someone kicking in the front door.
After months of preparation, the 2019 election campaign officially begins in earnest this week with the official filing of candidacies.