With heavy rainfall likely for most of Washington Parish as a result of Storm Barry making landfall in Louisiana, Parish President Richard Thomas has prepared a list of locations where residents can get sandbags. Residents are advised to play it safe and be prepared --- much better to be over-prepared than under-prepared!
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Elisio Carbajal Perez, 35, a resident of C.E. Stafford Road near Franklinton, was arrested by the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office for sexual crimes against a victim under the age of twelve. He remains in jail no bond. Perez has been in the Washington Parish Jail previously, charged with aggravated assault and resisting an officer.
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.
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!
Rayfus Martin, who was Franklinton’s first elected black alderman, passed away at the age of 89. He served as an alderman for 20 years. Martin was a well-known local teacher before his retirement. At Franklinton High School, he taught English and History. Even after retirement he continued to find ways to contribute.
Pictured above, left to right, are Public Service Commissioner Erik Skrmetta, Sheriff Randy Seal, Parish President Richard Thomas, Jr., David Johnson, V. P. Customer Service Entergy Louisiana, Brian Moddelmog, V.P. Origination Calpine Corporation, presenting the initial payment of $250,000 to Washington Parish.
Washington Parish Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force detectives continue to work undercover throughout the parish making arrests for the possession or sale of illegal narcotics. Recent arrests in Washington Parish sent several persons to jail.
The long-delayed Louisiana Highway 3241 project got a boost in the state legislature last week when $50 million was allocated toward the project.
The allocation was part of the largest Louisana transportation bill passed in 30 years.
Each year, the Louisiana Sheriffs' Association awards sixty-four scholarships to worthy Louisiana high school graduates to provide assistance in furthering their education and training. One student is selected from each parish by the Sheriff of that parish.
This week in The Era-Leader you will find our annual Graduation Edition.
Walter Reed reported to federal prison shortly before noon last Friday to begin serving his sentence on corruption convictions. Reed served for 30 years as the district attorney for Washington and St. Tammany parishes.
The annual Memorial Day program wil be held on Monday, May 27 at Fisher Cemetery in the Richardson Community.
The program is sponsored by American Legion Post 24. It begins at 10. a.m.
It will be a short program, followed by a 21-gun salute and the playing of Taps.
Longtime Franklinton funeral home owner Brisco H. Crain passed away last Tuesday at his Franklinton residence. He was 88.
On March 18, 2017, Franklinton High School lost a dear alumnus. A 2016 graduate of Franklinton High School, Madison Claire Peco was active in several clubs and was a four year member of the FHS Cheerleaders.
A crowd of Republican candidates for state, district, and parish offices jammed into the 1010 Club on Bene Street this past Saturday as part of a ‘Meet the Candidates’ event.
Washington Parish Farm Bureau recently held its Queen and Talent contests at Hillcrest Baptist Church along with its annual business meeting and dinner.
FHS lost to Beau Chene 4-3 Saturday evening, bringing to an end an excellent season for the Lady Demons softball team. They ended their season just short of making it to the state Class 4A softball tournament at Sulphur, LA.
Look for complete details and photos in the May 24 edition of The Era-Leader.
In last week’s edition of The Era-Leader, an article was published concerning the Louisiana Public Service Commission’s recent order attempting to rein in the compensation and benefits of rural electric cooperative boards of directors.