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Parish has reported 8 deaths from COVID-19

Washington Parish has reported eight deaths due to COVID-19, according to statistics released Thursday by the Louisiana Department ... Read more | Add your comment

Parish has seen 100 cases of COVID-19

Washington Parish has seen at least 100 reported cases of COVID-19, according to statistics released Tuesday by the ... Read more | Add your comment

State has now seen more than 10,000 cases of COVID-19

The state of Louisiana has broken past 10,000 cases of COVID-19 for the first time, according to statistics ... Read more | Add your comment

State’s COVID-19 cases spike by more than 2,700

The state of Louisiana has seen its largest one-day spike of COVID-19 cases, according to statistics released Thursday ... Read more | Add your comment

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Parish president: Continue practicing ‘social distancing’

This article was written by Washington Parish President Richard “Ned” Thomas. As the weekend approaches, I want to remind all citizens of Washington Parish how ... Read more | Add your comment

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Sheriff compliments citizens on COVID-19 actions

This article was written by Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. As we continue to battle the unseen enemy known as coronavirus, or simply COVID-19, I ... Read more | Add your comment

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Parish now reporting 5 deaths due to COVID-19

Washington Parish has had five deaths due to COVID-19, according to statistics released Wednesday by the Louisiana Department of Health. The LDH said at noon ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:09 pm

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AG: State secures drugs to combat virus

At a press conference Monday with Gov. John Bel Edwards in Baton Rouge, Attorney General Jeff Landry announced he and his team at the Louisiana ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 4:22 am

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Sheriff: ‘Mailbox thief’ caught

A Mississippi man was arrested Saturday after allegedly stealing numerous items from local mailboxes, according to Chief Deputy Mike Haley of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 4:21 am

Columns

There is a light at the end of the tunnel

What have you learned about yourself from our present circumstances? I have realized anew what a social person I am, but I’ve also realized that ... Read more

by Jan Penton Miller, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 4:20 am

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State reports more than 500 deaths from COVID-19

The state of Louisiana has surpassed 500 deaths from COVID-19, according to statistics released Monday by the Louisiana Department of Health. The LDH reported at ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, April 6, 2020 12:11 pm

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Jail fugitive returns to Washington Parish

Judd Scott Taylor, a Washington Parish Jail trustee who walked off on Sunday, March 29, and was captured on Thursday in Biloxi, Miss., was returned ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 3, 2020 4:25 pm

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Jail fugitive captured in Mississippi

Judd Scott Taylor, a Washington Parish Jail trustee who scaled a fence and walked off from the jail during the evening of Sunday, March 29, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:12 pm

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Bogalusa mayor to citizens: Listen to COVID-19 orders

Bogalusa Mayor Wendy Perrette issued an update Thursday morning to the citizens of Bogalusa, concerning the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the statement, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 2, 2020 9:21 am

Editorials

When you’re on your own, we are there with you

As the United States faces the worst public health crisis in a generation, we want you to know we are here for you — and ... Read more

by Justin Schuver, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:20 pm

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BPD establishes curfew in city

The Bogalusa Police Department has also established a curfew for the city, according to a post made Wednesday afternoon on the BPD’s Facebook page. The ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:05 pm

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Sheriff imposes curfew

Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal announced Wednesday that the parish has established a curfew in its battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. “Effective this date, April ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:39 pm

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State’s COVID-19 cases jump by more than 1,000 for 2nd straight day; 2nd death reported in parish

The state of Louisiana has seen its second straight day of an increase of more than 1,000 cases of COVID-19, according to statistics released Wednesday ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:09 pm

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Sheriff warns of COVID-19 scam risk

This article was written by Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. I remind all parish residents to be cautious of coronavirus scams. These scams can come ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 9:04 am

Sports

Pair of locals are all-state players

Two locals are Louisiana Football Coaches Association all-state football players. Bogalusa’s Raheem Roberts and Pine’s Jakari Hart are second-team all-state players in Class 3A and ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 8:45 am

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Mt. Hermon School’s Williams is all-state honorable-mention

A Mt. Hermon School boys basketball player is an all-state honorable-mention player in Class B for the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. Junior Tevin Williams is ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 8:40 am

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Franklinton goes 3-1 in tournament

Franklinton’s Demons went 3-1 in the Washington Parish High School Baseball Tournament that took place March 12-14 at Franklinton and Pine. Franklinton and Pine played ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 8:37 am

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Mt. Hermon baseball defeats VHS, Family Christian, topped by Sumner

  Mt. Hermon’s Yellow Jackets lost to Jewel Sumner, 7-3, in a home game on Tuesday, March 10. Travell Brumfield went 3-for-4 with two runs ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 8:33 am

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WPSO seeks escaped trustee

As of Tuesday afternoon, the search continued for a Washington Parish Jail trustee who escaped Sunday evening. According to Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office officials, Judd ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:24 am

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Highway 436 lane closures planned

There will be daily intermittent lane closures of the westbound or eastbound lane on Louisiana Highway 436 between Burch Creek and Monroe Creek Road, through ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:23 am

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State warns about COVID-19 stimulus scams

With the federal government preparing to distribute economic stimulus funds to most Americans during the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:22 am

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Stimulus payments: What you need to know

On Tuesday, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:21 am

Columns

Are we on our knees?

The laughter of multiple generations filled my grandparents old farmhouse in Neshoba County, Mississippi, as we crowded into the living room. We didn’t need much ... Read more

by Jan Penton Miller, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:20 am

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State COVID-19 case count jumps more than 1K

The number of reported cases of COVID-19 in Louisiana increased by more than 1,000 over a recent 24-hour period, according to statistics released Tuesday by ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 12:15 pm

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COVID-19: State passes 4,000 cases, parish’s cases nearly double

The state of Louisiana has slightly surpassed 4,000 cases of COVID-19, according to statistics released Monday by the Louisiana Department of Health. The LDH reported ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 30, 2020 12:07 pm

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Singley enjoyed reign as Paper Queen

This article was submitted by Katelyn Singley, 79th Bogalusa Paper Queen. This year, I have had the privilege of representing the American Legion Post 24, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, March 28, 2020 4:10 am