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A ton of tasty treats for the animal shelter

The Washington Parish Animal Shelter recently received a donation of more than 2,000 pounds of dog food from ... Read more | Add your comment

Testing up 70%, cases down 50% in May compared to April

As Gov. John Bel Edwards decides whether to announce Monday afternoon if Louisiana will move to “Phase Two” ... Read more | Add your comment

Turning tragedy into a triumph: Crash victim’s family helps senior

On May 9, a special $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Franklinton High School graduate, Sarah Beth Adams. Sarah ... Read more | Add your comment

State reports new record low of COVID-19 patients on ventilators

The state of Louisiana reported that there are just 90 COVID-19 patients on ventilators in state hospitals, according ... Read more | Add your comment

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Governor declares ‘state of emergency’ in advance of Cristobal

On Thursday, Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency in advance of Tropical Depression Cristobal, which is currently forecast to strengthen in the ... Read more | Add your comment

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Sandbags will be available tomorrow at 10 a.m.

Due to the potential of heavy rain from Tropical Storm Cristobal, the Washington Parish Government, City of Bogalusa and Town of Franklinton will have sand ... Read more | Add your comment

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FHS grad is a 1st-team preseason player

Nicholls State University offensive lineman P.J. Burkhalter is a preseason all-American in FCS. The 2015 Franklinton High School graduate is a HERO Sports 2020 FCS ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 10:12 am

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Senior Showcase

COURTESY PHOTOS Ben’s Ford Christian School’s track/field teams had a combined two seniors with each group having one. Makenna Magee is the senior on the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 10:08 am

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Pearl River softball launches virtual clinic series

Just because society has been shut down due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) doesn’t mean collegiate softball players of tomorrow can’t get better today. To help young ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 10:03 am

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Sports Briefs

YMCA Golf Tournament The 16th annual YMCA Golf Classic takes place on Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Bogalusa Country Club. The two-person scramble has registration ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 9:59 am

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Thomas: Washington Parish needs to respond to census

This article is written by Washington Parish President Richard “Ned” Thomas. As your parish president, I would like to take a moment to discuss the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 3:29 am

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We need to listen

I remember in the 1970s when I was in high school and a young, black man had car trouble near our home. If you have ... Read more

by Jan Penton Miller, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 3:28 am

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WPSO: May burglary solved

An investigation into a May burglary in the Highway 62 area has led to the arrest of Trenton Kyle Statham, 20, a resident of Highway ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 1:47 pm

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405 new cases, 34 new deaths reported Tuesday

The state of Louisiana reported more cases and deaths Tuesday, although the number of hospitalizations and ventilators in use fell, according to statistics released Tuesday ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:12 pm

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Franklinton police: Man arrested for murder

A Franklinton man was arrested Monday for murder, according to officials with the Franklinton Police Department. Officials said that the FPD receive a call Monday ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 11:57 am

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WPSO arrests Hancock County fugitive

Earlier this week, the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a man wanted on an aggravated battery charge in Hancock County, Miss., according to WPSO Chief ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:28 am

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Louisiana to enter ‘Phase Two’ of re-opening Friday

On Monday, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that following continued improvement in Louisiana’s COVID-19 outlook and a significant increase in testing capacity and contact tracing, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 1, 2020 2:38 pm

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Hanson named Varnado girls basketball coach

Varnado has named Lynell Spears Hanson the head coach of its girls basketball team. Hanson returns to coaching for the first time in three seasons. ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Monday, June 1, 2020 1:26 pm

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Senior Showcase

Pine’s track and field teams has six seniors this year combined between the boys and girls teams. The group includes Larry Williams, Jakari Hart, Jordan ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 1, 2020 1:22 pm

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Sports Briefs

YMCA Golf Tournament The 16th annual YMCA Golf Classic takes place on Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Bogalusa Country Club. The two-person scramble has registration ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 1, 2020 1:20 pm

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UNO tops community service report

New Orleans Athletics led NCAA Division I programs in community service according to the 2019-20 Helper Helper report. The Privateers combined for 4,139 hours of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 1, 2020 1:11 pm

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Senior Showcase

Mt. Hermon’s baseball team had five seniors this year, which included Michael Jenkins, Connor Quin, Clinton Roux, Cray Schilling and Colby Smith. The season was ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 1, 2020 1:09 pm

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More than 40,000 cases of COVID-19, but 31,728 have recovered

The state of Louisiana has surpassed 40,000 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, according to statistics released Monday by the Louisiana Department of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 1, 2020 12:12 pm

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City council to have radio meeting Tuesday

The Bogalusa City Council will conduct a meeting on radio Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be on radio station WBOX 92.9 FM. For ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, May 30, 2020 3:29 am

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BCS participating in summer meals

The City of Bogalusa School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all eligible children, without charge. Acceptance ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, May 30, 2020 3:29 am

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Parish to test new emergency system Monday

The Washington Parish Communications District (911) will be placing an Emergency Notification System in operation on Monday, the first day of the 2020 hurricane season. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, May 30, 2020 3:28 am

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Pray, don’t gossip

This column was written by Franklinton Police Chief Justin Brown. Summer is upon us. Although the same, it’s different. Our country, state and town are ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, May 30, 2020 3:27 am

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As hurricane season approaches, be sure to stay safe and keep alert

This column was written by Washington Parish President Richard “Ned” Thomas. The National Hurricane Center is predicting a 60-percent chance of an “above normal” hurricane ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, May 30, 2020 3:25 am

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Hospitalizations at 761 — lowest level since March 27

The state of Louisiana reported 761 COVID-19 patients in hospitals on Thursday, the lowest number of patients since March 27, according to statistics released by ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:06 pm

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WPSO: Traffic stop produces drug arrest

A routine traffic stop on Louisiana Highway 438 near Black Jack Road produced an arrest for possession of methamphetamine Wednesday, according to Chief Deputy Mike ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, May 28, 2020 10:36 am

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Parish man arrested for cruelty to juveniles

A Washington Parish man was arrested Wednesday, after reportedly engaging in an assault against juveniles, according to Chief Deputy Mike Haley of the Washington Parish ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, May 28, 2020 10:31 am