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Editorial: The most important blow is the loss of 58 lives in Washington Parish

The announcement this week that the 2020 Washington Parish Fair has been cancelled was yet another blow delivered by COVID-19.

But the biggest and most important blow of all, of course, is that the virus has caused 58 deaths in Washington Parish. Everything else pales as an inconvenience compared to that.





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Governor Eases Restrictions

Phase One of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ plan to reopen businesses in Louisiana will begin on Friday.
The governor’s heavily anticipated announcement on Monday came none too soon for some business owners in Franklinton and Washington Parish who have been either closed or partially closed since March 22.




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