The Pine Lady Raiders won an exciting overtime game Thursday night to move into Monday's second round. Pine defeated Port Allen 34-33 in overtime. Now the Lady Raiders will travel to Amite for second round action at 6 p.m.this coming Monday (February 24.) Go Lady Raiders! Pine fans, get over to Amite Monday evening!
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The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office remains confident that a well-publicised Angie murder will be solved. But homicide investigations take time, said Chief Deputy Mike Haley.
Otha Michael Williams, 54, a resident of West Stateline Road in northern Washington Parish, was arrested on February 4 and placed in the Washington Parish Jail where he remains with bond set at $750,000. Williams is charged with three counts of aggravated rape, one count of sexual battery and one count of indecent behavior with juveniles.
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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
Five electric distribution cooperatives have joined forces to secure a favorable wholesale power supply contract on behalf of their members.
The purchasing group, called 1803 Electric Cooperative, Inc., represents more than 130,000 electric cooperative members residing primarily in rural areas across the state.
Pat and Henry Harrison of Franklinton have been named as King and Queen for the 2020 Krewe of Pepe.
Henry Harrison was the long-time LSU AgCenter agent for Washington Parish, and Pat Harrison was a long-time primary school teacher.
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.
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
After months of preparation, the 2019 election campaign officially begins in earnest this week with the official filing of candidacies.
State Senator Beth Mizell of Franklinton appeared before the state House of Representatives Transportation, Highways, and Public Works committee last Monday for discussion on Senate Bill 201 (SB201). Authored by Mizell, SB201 would repeal the law that established the Washington Parish Reservoir District.
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.
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
With LSU now slated to take on Oklahoma in a national semi-final on December 28, two Washington Parish residents continue to play key roles for the Tigers. Adrian Magee, an offensive lineman, and Derrick Dillon, a wide receiver, have each helped propel the Tigers to their current lofty #1 national ranking.
Franklinton Police have arrested four people for their alleged involvement in last Sunday’s (Jan. 19) shooting for a 20 year-old man.
Former Franklinton Mayor Wayne Fleming died Tuesday afternoon in Arizona following a long battle with an aggressive form of cancer. He was 73.