The Franklinton High School Class of 1969 Reunion was held earlier this summer at Franklinton Country Club. 31 members of the class attended along with their principal, Mr. James Stafford. The class originally had 67 graduates but 15 have since passed away.
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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.
While investigating the theft of a motorcycle and a pickup truck from the Rio community south of Bogalusa, Washington Parish Sheriff's Office detectives were able to identify two persons who were involved.
After months of preparation, the 2019 election campaign officially begins in earnest this week with the official filing of candidacies.
Assistant District Attorney Jay Adair unexpectedly dropped out of the race for District Judge late last week. He had been expected to file his candidacy this week for the Division F judgeship of the 22nd Judicial District.
Though the official opening of the Washington Parish Animal Shelter won’t be until August 8 at 10 AM, Washington Parish President Richard N. Thomas, Jr., held a ribbon cutting and a tour of the facility on July 24.
Two inmates of the Washington Parish Jail have been re-booked into the facility for setting last week’s fire at the jail that led to the evacuation of dozens of other inmates and staff members.
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.
Pictured above, left to right, are Public Service Commissioner Erik Skrmetta, Sheriff Randy Seal, Parish President Richard Thomas, Jr., David Johnson, V. P. Customer Service Entergy Louisiana, Brian Moddelmog, V.P. Origination Calpine Corporation, presenting the initial payment of $250,000 to Washington Parish.
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.
State Senator Beth Mizell of Franklinton appeared before the state House of Representatives Transportation, Highways, and Public Works committee last Monday for discussion on Senate Bill 201 (SB201). Authored by Mizell, SB201 would repeal the law that established the Washington Parish Reservoir District.
Three Bowling Green School baseball players were honored recently when they were selected to play in the MAIS All-Star baseball game. Seniors Cameron Bell, Timmy Ruffino and Casey Burge were selected to participate in the event along with other players in the league who were named All-Stars.
A crowd of Republican candidates for state, district, and parish offices jammed into the 1010 Club on Bene Street this past Saturday as part of a ‘Meet the Candidates’ event.
Washington Parish Farm Bureau recently held its Queen and Talent contests at Hillcrest Baptist Church along with its annual business meeting and dinner.
FHS lost to Beau Chene 4-3 Saturday evening, bringing to an end an excellent season for the Lady Demons softball team. They ended their season just short of making it to the state Class 4A softball tournament at Sulphur, LA.
Look for complete details and photos in the May 24 edition of The Era-Leader.
In last week’s edition of The Era-Leader, an article was published concerning the Louisiana Public Service Commission’s recent order attempting to rein in the compensation and benefits of rural electric cooperative boards of directors.