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.
After months of preparation, the 2019 election campaign officially begins in earnest this week with the official filing of candidacies.
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.
Although filing for the 2019 election doesn’t take place until August, numerous candidates in Washington Parish are already engaged in campaign activities. The primary election is October 12, and with a heated governor’s race on the ballot some elections officials are hoping for plenty of interest (and voting) by citizens this fall.
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.
The record breaking 5th ranked Lady Demons Softball team was recently recognized for its achievements at the Lady Demons Softball Banquet. The entire starting nine were voted onto the All District team. Aleigha Fussell, a workhorse for the team, had an incredible season as the team’s pitcher and was named District MVP.
State Senator Beth Mizell of Franklinton appeared before the state House of Representatives Transportation, Highways, and Public Works committee last Monday for discussion on Senate Bill 201 (SB201). Authored by Mizell, SB201 would repeal the law that established the Washington Parish Reservoir District.
Three Bowling Green School baseball players were honored recently when they were selected to play in the MAIS All-Star baseball game. Seniors Cameron Bell, Timmy Ruffino and Casey Burge were selected to participate in the event along with other players in the league who were named All-Stars.
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.