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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AN UPDATE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
We are saddened by the fact that Governor Edwards has extended his order for schools to remain closed until April 30. We miss our students and staff but will continue to keep their safety and wellbeing as our number one focus.
A quiet morning in downtown Franklinton was interrupted last Friday when police officers from five different jurisdictions chased a car along Washington Street in front of the courthouse. The pursuit then turned down Cleveland Street and came to an end when the car ran into a ditch near the corner of Dewey and Cleveland.
Update: Thursday a.m. 1795 Louisiana cases, 65 Louisiana deaths, 4 Washington Parish cases, 1 Washington Parish death.
UPDATE: As of Tuesday at Noon, there were 46 deaths statewide and a total of 1,388 cases statewide. Cases have now been reported in 43 of Louisiana's 64 parishes. One death has been reported for Washington Parish.
UPDATE for Monday, April 6 ---- 512 deaths statewide in Louisiana. 14,867 Coronavirus cases statewide have been reported. In Washington Parish. there have been 2 deaths and 94 cases reported.
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.
District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish grand jury indicted Logan W. Jarrell, 26, of Franklinton, last Thursday on five counts of sex crimes involving victims under the age of 13.
The Washington Parish School Board has selected a veteran of the school system to become the new superintendent of schools.
Frances Varnado, former principal of Enon Elementary, will succeed Darrell Fairburn, who is retiring.
Pine Masonic Lodge No 264 recently installed officers for 2020 in an open meeting that began with a gumbo supper. Those shown above include: front row, left to right: Junior Warden Tom Seeger; Senior Warden Jimmy Sharp; Marshal Alan Lang; Chaplain Bill Lang; Junior Deacon Will Hebert; Junior Deacon Van Buren Sheridan; Junior Steward Robert K.
Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and Senator Beth Mizell of Franklinton will host a town hall meeting to discuss upcoming and proposed improvements to Bogue Chitto State Park. The public is invited to attend the meeting on Tuesday, March 3, at 6 p.m. in the park’s meeting room.
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LSU coach has good things to say about two Wash Parish players
WSTE joins wholesale electricity purchasing group, seeks low prices
FHS grad now coaches the #1 high school team in Mississippi
Though the official opening of the Washington Parish Animal Shelter won’t be until August 8 at 10 AM, Washington Parish President Richard N. Thomas, Jr., held a ribbon cutting and a tour of the facility on July 24.
In the photo above by Courtney Schilling, Seniors Madelyn Burch, Hannah Varnado, Morgan Lusk and Abby Hodges were recognized before playing their final regular-season home game. The seniors are pictured with head coach David Hood Burris.
An electrical fire in the air-conditioning system of one housing unit of the Washington Parish Jail late Sunday night forced the partial evacuation of 34 inmates to another jail.
The tanker truck for the Franklinton Fire Department was again the main topic of last Tuesday's Town Council meeting at Franklinton Town Hall. The citizens of Franklinton and surrounding areas have been without the services of a tanker fire truck for the last six months.
Bowling Green School's Cameron Bell has signed a baseball scholarship to play for Loyola University in New Orleans. While playing for BGS head coach Justin Garcia, he was a regular in centerfield while batting leadoff for the Buccaneers. Cam will likely continue as an outfielder on the collegiate level.