COVID-19 testing will be available to Washington Parish residents at the locations below in the Parish. These tests are provided by the Louisiana Department of Health with the assistance of the Louisiana National Guard.
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The 2020 hurricane season could bring new challenges as Louisiana residents also navigate the realities of COVID-19.
The amazing Class of 2020 deserves our recognition and congratulations.
They were born in the aftermath of 9-11; They endured historic Hurricane Katrina; And they graduated amidst a worldwide pandemic. But they didn’t just survive --- they thrived!
Very late Monday night, while responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the driveway of a residence southwest of Franklinton, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Patrol Sergeant Michael Thomas encountered a man sleeping in the vehicle.
Will the Class of 2020 graduate in a normal ceremony? That question has been a major topic of conversation in Washington Parish for the past two months. Since schools were abruptly closed by the governor on March 13, seniors and their parents have been left wondering when --- or if --- they will have their graduation ceremonies.
The shooting of 13 people in Bogalusa Saturday night attracted national news media coverage.
Details of the shooting spree appeared on many national and even international media websites, including NBC, CBS, ABC and CNN, as well as the websites of large American daily newspapers from coast to coast.
If you were scheduled to appear in Washington Parish Misdemeanor Court or had a traffic ticket date in March, April or May, 2020, please report to the 9-1-1 Building behind the Sheriff’s Office/Jail in Franklinton (also known as the “old Franklinton Police Department”) to get your new court date. You can report any time between 8:30 a.m.
Washington Parish Sheriff's Office detectives worked a complicated financial fraud case in which more than $580,000 was stolen from several victims.
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.
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.
After months of campaign activity, the October 12 election is almost here. Early voting will begin Saturday.
Headlined by the race for governor as well as numerous local races, the election has been a constant topic of conversation around the parish in recent weeks.
Check out the November 6 edition of The Era-Leader for more about high school football!
Judge Will Crain was formally sworn-in Wednesday evening to the Louisiana Supreme Court. He becomes the first justice ever from Washington Parish.
Ten Southeastern Conference schools placed a member on the 2019 All-Southeastern Conference Coaches' Football First Team, as the first and second teams were announced Tuesday.
A February 29 response by Washington Parish Sheriff's Office patrol deputies to a complaint about a careless driver led to the arrest of the complainant. Trevor Douglas Honaker, 18, a resident of Highway 436, called the Sheriff's Office to report a vehicle being driven in a careless manner on Highway 436.
UPDATE: As of noon Saturday, April 25, there had been 14 deaths reported for Washington Parish, and a total of 241 cases. Statewide, there had been 1,644 deaths reported and a total of 26,512 cases reported.
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.