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There have been a multitude of jokes surfing social media about the travesties of 2020. Barbara Walters kicked it off with her traditional introduction of the once popular show "Welcome to 2020" and since then it seems 2020 has certainly developed some stigmatisms.


WST joins purchasing group, seeks continued low electricity prices

Five electric distribution cooperatives have joined forces to secure a favorable wholesale power supply contract on behalf of their members.
The purchasing group, called 1803 Electric Cooperative, Inc., represents more than 130,000 electric cooperative members residing primarily in rural areas across the state.

Williams and Hobgood are arrested by WPSO for offenses

Otha Michael Williams, 54, a resident of West Stateline Road in northern Washington Parish, was arrested on February 4 and placed in the Washington Parish Jail where he remains with bond set at $750,000. Williams is charged with three counts of aggravated rape, one count of sexual battery and one count of indecent behavior with juveniles.



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