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.
Assistant District Attorney Jay Adair unexpectedly dropped out of the race for District Judge late last week. He had been expected to file his candidacy this week for the Division F judgeship of the 22nd Judicial District.
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
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.
Late in the evening of February 11, Washington Parish Patrol Deputy John O’Hern responded to a report of a home invasion in a rural area south of Bogalusa. Upon arriving at the scene, Deputy O’Hern learned that the female occupant of the home was startled by someone kicking in the front door.
On June 26, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office detective Demmie Rice arrested Charles Michael Folse, 32, on multiple charges of sexual offenses against juveniles.
The arrest involved a joint investigation with St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives who are expected to charge Folse with similar offenses there.
Heavy rainfall late last week and into the weekend resulted in numerous Washington Parish roads being closed due to high water.
In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies." ---Winston Churchill, referencing Operation Overlord.
One doesn't have to travel a country mile to find a soldier who was with the Big Red One, the storied military unit organized in 1917 during World War I and based at Fort Riley, Kansas.
Don't miss this week's edition of The Era-Leader, because it contains a special Bicentennial tribute to Washington Parish. Three sections of history and photos going back to the founding of Washington Parish 200 years ago in 1819. Don't miss it!