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.
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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.
After months of preparation, the 2019 election campaign officially begins in earnest this week with the official filing of candidacies.
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.