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VHS senior speaks at Franklinton Rotary meeting

LaDarrick Smith addressed the Franklinton Rotary Club members at the January meeting, which was held at the Redbrick ... Read more | Add your comment

Where’s the shot? 3 parish pharmacies now taking vaccine appointments

There are three Washington Parish pharmacies that have begun receiving shipments of COVID-19 vaccines, according to information from ... Read more | Add your comment

IP Foundation grant will help fund library’s summer reading program

The International Paper Foundation has awarded a generous grant to the Washington Parish Library for the sum of ... Read more | Add your comment

Honor Society gives out ‘mistle-toes’

The Franklinton High School National Honor Society’s recent service project had all the local nursing homes “mistle-toes” covered ... Read more | Add your comment

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Free COVID-19 testing available next week

The Washington Parish Government advises that, in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health and the Louisiana National Guard, free COVID-19 ... Read more | Add your comment

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Scholarship forms available online

The LSA (Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association) Scholarship Program will award scholarships providing assistance to worthy Washington Parish students in furthering their education and training with resources ... Read more | Add your comment

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With Biden, divided we now stand

Everyone agreed the inauguration ceremony was nice. Lady Gaga was Lady Gaga. Garth Brooks was Garth Brooks. Everyone also agreed President Joe Biden’s speech was ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 22, 2021 2:03 pm

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Speech was a ‘benediction’

Joe Biden didn’t have to do a lot with his inaugural address Wednesday, just deliver a concise, clear speech that somehow knit together the soul ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 22, 2021 2:02 pm

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FHS’s Tageant wins Tony Robichaux Award

Franklinton’s Jeff Tageant won the Tony Robichaux Ethics Award that is chosen by the Louisiana Baseball Coaches Association. According to the Are You Serious Sports ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, January 22, 2021 1:51 pm

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Lady Raiders defeat Independence, St. Martin’s Episcopal

Pine’s Lady Raiders defeated Independence and St. Martin’s Episcopal in games held Wednesday and Thursday. Pine won against Independence, 62-40, in a District 9-2A contest ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, January 22, 2021 1:47 pm

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Bogalusa defeats Albany in district game

Bogalusa’s Lumberjacks were victorious over Albany, 53-33, in a District 8-3A competition that took place at home on Tuesday. Josh Taylor tallied 12 points to ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, January 22, 2021 1:46 pm

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Lady Jacks topped by No. 1 team, defeats Franklinton

Bogalusa’s Lady Jacks went 1-1 in games held Tuesday and Wednesday and the Franklinton Lady Demons were defeated in contests that took place on Jan. ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, January 22, 2021 1:45 pm

Sports

Bucs win against ACCS

Bowling Green School’s Buccaneers defeated Adams County Christian School, 63-39, in a game that was held on Tuesday. Rece Dillon led the Buccaneers with 20 ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, January 22, 2021 1:43 pm

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Lady Eagles go 1-1 in recent games

Ben’s Ford Christian School’s Lady Eagles defeated Wayne Academy and lost to Columbia Academy in District 4-3A games on Jan. 15 and Tuesday at home. ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, January 22, 2021 1:41 pm

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Mt. Hermon defeated by Holden

Mt. Hermon School’s Yellow Jackets were defeated by Holden, 66-52, in Mt. Hermon’s District 8-B opener held Tuesday on the road. Travell Brumfield led Mt. ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, January 22, 2021 1:40 pm

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Raiders split games this week

Pine’s Raiders went 1-1 in games held on Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday’s game was a 46-32 loss to Independence in a District 9-2A game at ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, January 22, 2021 1:39 pm

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Eagles defeated by Wayne, Columbia

Ben’s Ford Christian School’s Eagles were defeated by Wayne Academy and Columbia Academy on Jan. 15 and Tuesday at home. Both games were District 4-3A ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, January 22, 2021 1:38 pm

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Lady Demons come up short to Pearl River

Franklinton’s Lady Demons were defeated by Pearl River, 2-0, in a home game that took place on Wednesday. Pearl River’s second goal came late in ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, January 22, 2021 1:31 pm

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Lady Bucs win non-district game over Adams County Christian School

Bowling Green School’s Lady Buccaneers defeated Adams County Christian School, 50-37, in a home game that was held on Tuesday. Bailey Devall led the Lady ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, January 22, 2021 1:30 pm

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Sheriff: Drugs, fighting with officers lands man in jail

A Mississippi man was arrested earlier this week, charged with multiple offenses including drug-related charges and fighting with officers, according to Chief Deputy Mike Haley ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 22, 2021 12:22 pm

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Governor, mill manager announce $52M modernization plan for IP in Bogalusa

On Thursday, Gov. John Bel Edwards and International Paper Bogalusa Mill Manager Bernie Chascin announced the company plans to invest up to $52.2 million in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:12 am

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Sheriff: Body of missing man located, recovered

On Jan. 6, the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office asked for the public’s assistance to locate a missing man, Matthew Cade Dillon. On Tuesday, Dillon’s body ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:35 pm

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City schools announce ‘hybrid’ schedule to return until year’s end

After much thought and consideration, students will be asked to return to school beginning Jan. 25, following the hybrid model. This date was chosen by ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:34 pm

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Gov. Edwards to attend Biden inauguration

Gov. John Bel Edwards is headed to Washington, D.C., and planned to attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:33 pm

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Miller installs new St. Tammany group officers

Newly elected officers of the Republican Professional Women of St. Tammany (RPWST) were installed by Joannie Miller of Bogalusa, the Louisiana Federation of Republican Women ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:32 pm

Columns

Put on dancing shoes

I could hardly keep my feet from taking me into the front bedroom so I could peek in the closet. The lure was almost unbearable, ... Read more

by Jan Penton Miller, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:30 pm

Columns

Trump’s escalator ride was straight into bowels of hell

Prior to entry into politics, Donald Trump was a celebrity loved by the media and adored by millions of Americans. He was a successful real ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:29 pm

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BHS’s Keating captures his weight class

Bogalusa’s Derek Keating captured his weight class in the PJP Invitational that took Saturday at Pope John Paul II. Keating was victorious in the Super ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:05 pm

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Getting to Know

Mt. Hermon School’s Jordan Harrison Mt. Hermon School’s Jordan Harrison is a two-sport athlete. The senior is a basketball and baseball player. In basketball, Harrison ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:02 pm

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FHS’s Stewart, Laurant combine for 43 points in district opening win

Franklinton’s Cam’ron Stewart and Cornelius Laurant both hit the 20-point plateau in a 61-55 District 9-4 opening win over Pearl River at home Friday. Stewart ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:59 pm

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Bowling Green wins against Laurel Christian School

Bowling Green School was victorious over Laurel Christian School, 78-44, in a home game that took place on Friday. Rece Dillon led the Buccaneers with ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:42 pm