The Era-Leader welcomes any and all news and photos of general interest to our readers!
Most Read News Articles
Louisiana has an unwanted ranking of first in the nation for confirmed COVID-19 cases per capita, and the Washington Parish case count and death count are both rising.
Based on this bad news, officials do not look for restrictions to be eased anytime soon.
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.
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 Mississippi Association of Independent Schools devastated Bowling Green players and coaches last week with a ruling that the Bucs must forfeit all six of the team’s football victories this season.
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.
Check out this week's edition of The Era-Leader for photos of the massive FHS class reunion at the 2019 Fair.
Twenty photos of class members ranging from the 1930's to the 1970's!
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.
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.