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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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.
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.
Lori Magee, above left, at the Enon branch and Lana Pardee, above right, at the Franklinton branch were the winners of the Washington Parish Library’s Valentine’s Day drawings. They won gift certificates from the Sugar Shack restaurant in Franklinton. The next library drawing will be for a giant chocolate bunny at Easter.
Thursday and Friday evenings at the Washington Parish Free Fair are arguably two of the most exciting nights of the week for the main stage. This year's scheduled entertainment will be sure to maintain this tradition with Joe Nichols headlining Thursday, October 17, following opening act Nashville South.
LSU football coach Ed Orgeron recently met state Sen. Beth Mizell of Franklinton as she toured the LSU athletic facilities. She said Orgeron, upon learing she was from Franklinton, had good things to say about local LSU National Championship players Adrian Magee and Derrick Dillon.
Washington Parish Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force detectives continue to work undercover throughout the parish making arrests for the possession or sale of illegal narcotics. Recent arrests in Washington Parish sent several persons to jail.