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!
State Sen. Beth Mizell, a resident of Stony Point near Franklinton, has been elected President Pro Tempore of the Louisiana State Senate.
The President Pro Tempore serves in the absence of the President of the Senate.
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.
District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish grand jury has indicted three former officers at the Rayburn Correctional Center (RCC) in Angie on charges of malfeasance of office, conspiracy to commit malfeasance of office, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy to commit obstruction of justice in the death of an inmate ea
Franklinton Police have arrested four people for their alleged involvement in last Sunday’s (Jan. 19) shooting for a 20 year-old man.
With LSU now slated to take on Oklahoma in a national semi-final on December 28, two Washington Parish residents continue to play key roles for the Tigers. Adrian Magee, an offensive lineman, and Derrick Dillon, a wide receiver, have each helped propel the Tigers to their current lofty #1 national ranking.