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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

2 days ago by Jan Penton Miller.

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

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

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

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

Proceed with caution

The steady hum of my neighbor’s lawnmower provides a background to the lovely melody of the songbirds and wind chimes that I so enjoy on ... Read more

1 week ago by Jan Penton Miller.

Silence is golden

Do you ever find yourself complaining about, well … anything and everything? With the additional stress of the pandemic, complaining seems to have gained momentum, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jan Penton Miller.

Lucky to live here, even in bad times

I own a home in Bogalusa and spent five weeks quarantined. I could not be in a better place. I am writing another book, and ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

The gift

My mom and dad, as well as my late husband have been gone from this earth for quite a while. It came much too soon ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jan Penton Miller.

My turn has arrived

The dark, rich soil spilling from the dump truck into my newly built planter causes me delight. I can imagine the wonderful array of herbs ... Read more

1 month ago by Jan Penton Miller.

Brave new world

On this gorgeous spring morning, I trekked through my neighborhood with my furry friend leading the way. Because Missy, my mighty dachshund, has short legs, ... Read more

1 month ago by Jan Penton Miller.

I have no fear anymore

My coffee had grown cold as I sat thinking about all the ways life had changed. Who would have believed a few short weeks ago ... Read more

1 month ago by Jan Penton Miller.

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