UPDATE: As of noon Monday (March 30) there were 185 deaths in Louisiana and a total of 4,025 cases reported. Coronavirus cases have now been identified in 59 of the 64 parishes in Louisiana.
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A February 29 response by Washington Parish Sheriff's Office patrol deputies to a complaint about a careless driver led to the arrest of the complainant. Trevor Douglas Honaker, 18, a resident of Highway 436, called the Sheriff's Office to report a vehicle being driven in a careless manner on Highway 436.
Although filing for the 2019 election doesn’t take place until August, numerous candidates in Washington Parish are already engaged in campaign activities. The primary election is October 12, and with a heated governor’s race on the ballot some elections officials are hoping for plenty of interest (and voting) by citizens this fall.
State Sen. Beth Mizell, a resident of Stony Point near Franklinton, has been elected President Pro Tempore of the Louisiana State Senate.
The President Pro Tempore serves in the absence of the President of the Senate.
The record breaking 5th ranked Lady Demons Softball team was recently recognized for its achievements at the Lady Demons Softball Banquet. The entire starting nine were voted onto the All District team. Aleigha Fussell, a workhorse for the team, had an incredible season as the team’s pitcher and was named District MVP.
District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish grand jury has indicted three former officers at the Rayburn Correctional Center (RCC) in Angie on charges of malfeasance of office, conspiracy to commit malfeasance of office, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy to commit obstruction of justice in the death of an inmate ea
May 3, 2019, was the beginning of Eric Fortenberry's latest stay in the Washington Parish Jail.
Two inmates of the Washington Parish Jail have been re-booked into the facility for setting last week’s fire at the jail that led to the evacuation of dozens of other inmates and staff members.
The Franklinton High School graduating Class of 1955 held its 64th Class Reunion, Saturday, June 15 at Bo's Restaurant in Clifton.
After 43 years of photographing area residents at all stages of their lives, Ken and Ann Knight are retiring. They will be honored at a retirement celebration to be held at the Knight’s photo studio, 2020 Washington Street in Franklinton on Monday, June 17. Hours are from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to drop by.