After months of preparation, the 2019 election campaign officially begins in earnest this week with the official filing of candidacies.
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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.
Though the official opening of the Washington Parish Animal Shelter won’t be until August 8 at 10 AM, Washington Parish President Richard N. Thomas, Jr., held a ribbon cutting and a tour of the facility on July 24.
Two inmates of the Washington Parish Jail have been re-booked into the facility for setting last week’s fire at the jail that led to the evacuation of dozens of other inmates and staff members.
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.