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Governor Eases Restrictions

Phase One of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ plan to reopen businesses in Louisiana will begin on Friday.
The governor’s heavily anticipated announcement on Monday came none too soon for some business owners in Franklinton and Washington Parish who have been either closed or partially closed since March 22.



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2019-2020 school year starts this week

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.



Early voting starts Saturday

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.



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