Governor John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday that his order mandating face masks has been extended until at least August 28.
Louisiana hasn’t advance far enough in its fight against Coronavirus and so it must remain in Phase 2, the governor said.
Some residents of Franklinton have complained about garbage service in recent months. They have every right to.
The 2020 Washington Parish Fair has been cancelled due to Coronavirus.
In 108 years, the Fair has previously only been cancelled four times: Once in 1918 for the Spanish Flu epidemic, and three times during WWII.
The Louisiana High School Athletic Association is apparently moving the start of the 2020 football season to Oct. 8.
A memo was sent out to member schools today (Wednesday) that includes updated calendars for all its fall sports.
The Mayor and Board of Aldermen held their regularly scheduled meeting last Tuesday in the Chambers of Franklinton Town Hall.
The Town's CPA, Minda B. Raybourn, presented the 2019 audit report. Income sources for all departments totaled $8,130,564 with expenditures of $6,554,120 for a change in net position of $1,576,444.
Eligible Louisiana residents can begin applying this Wednesday for $250 rebates related to essential work performed during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Funds are limited --- apply soon.
The starting date for Washington Parish schools has been changed from August 7 to August 17.
Will high school football be played in Washington Parish this fall?
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.
Anticipation turns into action this coming Monday evening as LSU plays for the national championship.
And two LSU players from the Franklinton area will contribute as the Tigers seek their third national championship of this century.
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 Washington Parish School Board has selected a veteran of the school system to become the new superintendent of schools.
Frances Varnado, former principal of Enon Elementary, will succeed Darrell Fairburn, who is retiring.
For the foreseeable future, the Washington Parish Jail is closed to all visitors because of the Coronavirus outbreak.
NOTE: The Washington Parish School System has said that all 2020 graduations will be held regardless of when classes resume, or even if they do not resume. Seniors will graduate.
Pine Masonic Lodge No 264 recently installed officers for 2020 in an open meeting that began with a gumbo supper. Those shown above include: front row, left to right: Junior Warden Tom Seeger; Senior Warden Jimmy Sharp; Marshal Alan Lang; Chaplain Bill Lang; Junior Deacon Will Hebert; Junior Deacon Van Buren Sheridan; Junior Steward Robert K.
Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and Senator Beth Mizell of Franklinton will host a town hall meeting to discuss upcoming and proposed improvements to Bogue Chitto State Park. The public is invited to attend the meeting on Tuesday, March 3, at 6 p.m. in the park’s meeting room.
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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This week in The Era-Leader:
LSU coach has good things to say about two Wash Parish players
WSTE joins wholesale electricity purchasing group, seeks low prices
FHS grad now coaches the #1 high school team in Mississippi