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Officials: Zeta to bring heavy winds, possible tornadoes

Officials with the Washington Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness issued an update Wednesday morning about ... Read more | Add your comment

‘Smart’ purchases: Enon school receives IP grant funds

The Health Ahead/Heart Smart Children’s Health Program, founded by the late Dr. Gerald Berenson, has been awarded a ... Read more | Add your comment

Officials keeping eye on ‘Zeta’

Local and state officials are keeping their eyes on Tropical Storm Zeta, which is expected to possibly make ... Read more | Add your comment

Time for seconds: Bogalusa native pens new cookbook

It has been four years since George Graham’s first cookbook, Acadiana Table, debuted to an audience hungry to ... Read more | Add your comment

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Trump approves governor’s request for federal assistance related to Hurricane Zeta response

President Donald Trump has approved Gov. John Bel Edwards’ request for federal assistance related to Hurricane Zeta. The request was approved by the President and ... Read more | Add your comment

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Parish president says residents should be prepared as storm approaches

Washington Parish President Richard “Ned” Thomas issued a statement Tuesday morning, as Tropical Storm Zeta was forecasted to make landfall sometime later this week, likely ... Read more | Add your comment

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Ben’s Ford, Bowling Green reach the playoffs

Both MAIS schools from Washington Parish — Ben’s Ford Christian School and Bowling Green School — have reached the playoffs. Ben’s Ford, who is an ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:44 pm

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Getting to Know

Ben’s Ford Christian School’s Lindsey McGehee Ben’s Ford Christian School’s Lindsey McGehee is a two-sport athlete. McGehee plays basketball and is on the cheer team. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:42 pm

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Bogalusa heading to Hannan

Bogalusa’s Lumberjacks take to the road on Friday to play against Archbishop Hannan in a District 8-3A matchup. The Lumberjacks enter this week with a ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:38 pm

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Varnado hosts Kentwood for Senior Night

Varnado is at home Friday night, playing against Kentwood in a District 9-2A contest on Senior Night. “Kentwood, first district game since we had last ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:36 pm

Sports

Demons on the road

Franklinton’s Demons are on the road Friday night and take on St. Charles Catholic. “We will look to continue to improve this week,” Franklinton coach ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:35 pm

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Pine defeated by St. Helena in district

Pine was defeated by St. Helena College and Career Academy, 24-0, in the Raiders’ District 9-2A opener on the road Saturday. “Overall, I was pleased ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:33 pm

Columns

A place of solace and comfort

The mist hangs low hugging the landscape on this chilly October morning. I awakened early, and rolled over snuggling deeper under the covers with the ... Read more

by Jan Penton Miller, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:33 pm

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This presidential election feels awfully familiar again

This current presidential race feels all so familiar. Like the 2016 race, the latest polls show Donald Trump significantly behind his Democratic opponent. Once again, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:32 pm

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Sports Briefs

Varnado basketball raffling off a barbecue pit Varnado High School is raffling off a barbecue pit package to benefit the boys basketball team. The package ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:32 pm

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Bowling Green falls to Brookhaven Academy

Bowling Green School was defeated in its final regular season game by Brookhaven Academy, 40-6, on the road Friday. Bowling Green caps off the regular ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:30 pm

News

Woman arrested for meth possession

On Friday, the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office was working in the Hackley area when Lt. Brent Goings spotted a vehicle with a switched license plate, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, October 26, 2020 2:01 pm

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WPSO: Fugitive found hiding in vehicle

Deputies recently arrested a Washington Parish woman wanted on warrants in Mississippi, according to Chief Deputy Mike Haley of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office. Haley ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, October 26, 2020 1:43 pm

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Report of suspicious person leads to drug arrest

A Bogalusa man was arrested on drug-related charges Monday, after deputies investigated a report of a suspicious person, according to Chief Deputy Mike Haley of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, October 26, 2020 1:26 pm

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Sheriff: Man threatened to burn down occupied residence

A Mt. Hermon man was arrested Saturday, after allegedly threatening to burn down a residence with a woman and her daughter inside, according to Chief ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, October 26, 2020 12:58 pm

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Early voting ends Tuesday

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin reminds all Louisianans eligible to vote in the Tuesday, Nov. 3, Presidential Election that the last day to early vote ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, October 26, 2020 12:52 pm

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Sun man arrested for juvenile sex offenses

On Friday, Randall M. Lott, 50, of Sun, was arrested on a warrant issued by Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Det. Demmie Rice, according to WPSO ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, October 26, 2020 10:01 am

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Governor urges state residents to monitor storm

Gov. John Bel Edwards is urging all Louisianans to monitor Tropical Storm Zeta as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico over the next few ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, October 26, 2020 9:29 am

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Bogalusa defeated by Albany

Bogalusa was defeated by Albany, 29-14, in the District 8-3A opener on Homecoming night at BHS on Friday. “I thought our defense played hard. They ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, October 23, 2020 10:15 pm

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Pine goes 2-1 this week in volleyball

Pine’s Lady Raiders went 2-1 in volleyball matches held Tuesday through Thursday. On Tuesday, Pine was defeated by Springfield in a road District 4-IV contest, ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, October 23, 2020 2:31 pm

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Dantin is Ben’s Ford Christian School boys basketball coach

Ben’s Ford Christian School has named Derek Dantin their new boys basketball coach. “I’m just excited to build a program again,” Dantin said. “Our school’s ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, October 23, 2020 2:31 pm

Sports

Franklinton defeated by Belle Chasse

Franklinton’s Demons were defeated by Belle Chasse, 35-7, in a road game held on Thursday. De’Airreous Magee ran for 79 yards and a touchdown. He ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, October 23, 2020 2:29 pm

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Franklinton defeated by SSA, Salmen

Franklinton’s Lady Demons were defeated by St. Scholastica and Salmen this week in games held Monday and Wednesday in volleyball. Monday’s District 5-II home game ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, October 23, 2020 2:09 pm

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Bogalusa topped by Independence

Bogalusa’s Lady Jacks were defeated by Independence, 25-8, 25-19, 25-15 in a District 4-IV volleyball match at home Thursday. Bogalusa will play four matches next ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, October 23, 2020 2:08 pm

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‘Drug Take Back Day’ is Oct. 24

Nielsen’s Pharmacy, located at 1619 S. Columbia St. in Bogalusa, will be holding a Prescription Drug Disposal Day today, Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 23, 2020 12:59 pm

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Convicted felon arrested for possession of firearm

On Tuesday, Yamarai Brumfield, 25, a resident of Rosa Pearl Lane in Bogalusa, was jailed on charges of being a convicted felon in possession of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 23, 2020 12:58 pm