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Don’t miss this week’s edition of The Era-Leader. It’s available on newsstands and in stores. Best of all, it can easily be delivered to your mailbox every Wednesday of the year! To subscribe, call us at 839-9077 or stop by our office at 1137 Main Street in Franklinton, 3 blocks south of the courthouse.

2019-2020 school year starts this week

They’re baaaack! Schools are --- or will be --- back in session this week in Washington Parish. Students started classes at Bowling Green on Wednesday, while Washington Parish schools will begin on Friday. Motorists are reminded to use caution and obey speed limits in school zones, both within Franklinton and elsewhere around the parish.


UPDATE: Lady Demons lose to Beau Chene, end fine season


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.



Let's Get Growing!


During this time of the year, vegetable gardening takes on a lull; not too much going on. But there are some plants to consider.

Plant: okra, peppers, southern peas and shallots. As temperatures moderate, we will be able to plant several more vegetables with success.