Governor John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday that his order mandating face masks has been extended until at least August 28.
Louisiana hasn’t advance far enough in its fight against Coronavirus and so it must remain in Phase 2, the governor said.
As of now, the Washington Parish schools will begin the 2020-2021 school year on August 6 in a traditional manner.
The starting date for Washington Parish schools has been pushed back from the original August 7 date.
The school board decided Thursday evening that schools will now start on Monday, August 17. Teachers will report on August 10.
With Franklinton Mayor Richard Dillon not seeking re-election on November 3, two candidates have filed to replace him.
Alderman John L. Daniel and former parish councilman Greg Route are the two candidates for mayor. Route is also a former Franklinton alderman.
Governor John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday (July 21) that Louisiana will remain in Phase 2 for at least 2 more weeks. He said he has no choice, because Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are spiking. So Phase 2 will continue until at least August 7.
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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.
In a sign of the continued woes of the dairy industry, Borden Dairy Inc, one of the counrty’s largest and oldest milk companies, filed for bankruptcy on Monday.
It’s this simple: If you wash your hands correctly, you’ll lower your chances of getting COVID-19.
If you were scheduled to appear in Washington Parish Misdemeanor Court or had a traffic ticket date in March, April or May, 2020, please report to the 9-1-1 Building behind the Sheriff’s Office/Jail in Franklinton (also known as the “old Franklinton Police Department”) to get your new court date. You can report any time between 8:30 a.m.
Former Franklinton Mayor Wayne Fleming died Tuesday afternoon in Arizona following a long battle with an aggressive form of cancer. He was 73.
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.
And then there was one.
Pine became the only football team in Washington Parish to advance to the second round of the state playoffs when the Raiders convincingly defeated Port Barre, 54-29, in the first round Friday night.
Derrick Dillon, an LSU wide receiver and a Pine High School graduate, will play in the East-West Shrine Bowl, the all-star game announced late Monday.
The Shrine Bowl is the longest running college football All-Star game in the United States. It will be played on January 18, 2020 at the Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.