The Franklinton High School Class of 1969 Reunion was held earlier this summer at Franklinton Country Club. 31 members of the class attended along with their principal, Mr. James Stafford. The class originally had 67 graduates but 15 have since passed away.
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Washington Parish Sheriff's Office detectives have been working hard this summer to solve a June armed robbery which occurred at a business on Highway 38 in Mt. Hermon. At closing time, armed mask men came out of hiding from outside the business.
While investigating the theft of a motorcycle and a pickup truck from the Rio community south of Bogalusa, Washington Parish Sheriff's Office detectives were able to identify two persons who were involved.
Washington Parish Sheriff's Office detectives worked a complicated financial fraud case in which more than $580,000 was stolen from several victims.
The Washington Parish School Board voted last Thursday evening to begin the process of identifying and interviewing candidates to become parish school superintendent.
Current Superintendent Darrell Fairburn is retiring at the end of December.
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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.
The October 12 ballot will be crowded, but the names of three parish officials will be missing. That’s because the three were automatically re-elected to new terms when filing closed last Thursday and they had no opponents. Re-elected without opposition were Washington Parish Clerk of Court Johnny D.
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.
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!
On June 26, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office detective Demmie Rice arrested Charles Michael Folse, 32, on multiple charges of sexual offenses against juveniles.
The arrest involved a joint investigation with St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives who are expected to charge Folse with similar offenses there.
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.
PHOTO ABOVE SHOWS THE UNCALLED PASS INTERFERENCE THAT COST THE SAINTS A TRIP TO THE SUPER BOWL DURING THIS YEAR'S NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.