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Sheriff’s Office investigating kidnapping

The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a kidnapping and car jacking offense that occurred in the Hackley ... Read more | Add your comment

‘Christmas in the Park’ returns

Christmas in the Park is returning in 2020, although there will be some changes due to the COVID-19 ... Read more | Add your comment

Early voting begins for Dec. 5 election

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is reminding voters that early voting began Friday, Nov. 20, and will continue ... Read more | Add your comment

NTCC celebrates 90 years

Northshore Technical Community College celebrated its 90th year anniversary in a ceremony held Monday afternoon by putting a ... Read more | Add your comment

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Entergy completes purchase of Calpine facility

Entergy Louisiana, LLC, has completed the purchase of the Washington Parish Energy Center, an approximately 361-megawatt facility that will deliver a modern, cost-effective, low-carbon and ... Read more | Add your comment

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WPSO requests public’s help with homicide case investigation

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriffs Office (TPSO) and the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office (WPSO) are investigating a homicide that occurred in Tangipahoa Parish. During the weekend ... Read more | Add your comment

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Support small businesses in Phase Two

For 10 years now, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has been known as Small Business Saturday, a time designated for shoppers to go out and support ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, November 27, 2020 10:54 am

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We should try to keep our schools open

In the suburbs of Philadelphia, Montgomery County’s Board of Health issued an order by unanimous vote last week to shut down all in-person learning at ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, November 27, 2020 10:53 am

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FHS’s McKenzie heading to the Crescent City

Franklinton’s Jordan McKenzie is headed to the Crescent City to play college baseball. The senior has signed with the University of New Orleans to play ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:11 pm

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Bucs win against Centreville, defeated by Parklane

Bowling Green School’s boys basketball team were defeated by Parklane Academy and were victorious over Centreville Academy. The Buccaneers were defeated by Parklane Academy, 62-42, ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:08 pm

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Bowling Green topped in 3 recent games

Bowling Green School’s Lady Buccaneers were defeated in three games that were held on Nov. 20, Monday and Tuesday. Bowling Green came up short to ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:06 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 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:04 pm

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State moving to ‘modified’ Phase Two COVID-19 regulations

On Tuesday afternoon, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the aggressive third surge of COVID-19 across all regions of the state has made it ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:49 pm

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Data breach may have affected some residents

LSU Health New Orleans Health Care Services Division recently became aware of a cyber intrusion into an employee’s electronic mailbox. Email messages or attachments contained ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:53 pm

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Celebrate safely during the holiday season

The holiday season is upon us and, unfortunately, so is the COVID-19 pandemic. Louisiana is reporting an increase of COVID-19 cases, after numbers had dropped ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:52 pm

Columns

Over the river…

“Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go!” These oft sung song lyrics of my childhood rang out of my mouth ... Read more

by Jan Penton Miller, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:51 pm

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Election showed problems with justice system reform

In the 2020 election, the far left failed miserably. At the presidential level, Donald Trump added 11 million votes to his 2016 total. In other ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:50 pm

Sports

Local LHSAA teams headed to the playoffs

Three teams from Washington Parish have reached the Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs. Bogalusa, Pine and Varnado all reached the postseason. Bogalusa and Pine ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:59 pm

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Getting to Know

Pine High School’s Makia Clark Pine High School’s Makia Clark is a four-sport athlete. The senior plays volleyball, basketball, softball and track/field. Clark, who is ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:55 pm

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Bogalusa cruises past Northlake Christian

COVINGTON — Bogalusa scored in all three areas of the game and cruised past Northlake Christian School, 40-0, in Friday’s road game to cap off ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:53 pm

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Raiders travel to Port Allen

Pine’s Raiders take to the road this week for the opening week of the Class 2A playoffs and will play against Port Allen on Friday ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:50 pm

Sports

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, November 24, 2020 12:47 pm

Sports

Bogalusa cruises past Northlake Christian 

Bogalusa scored in all three areas of the game and cruised past Northlake Christian School, 40-0,  in Friday’s road game to cap off the regular ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Saturday, November 21, 2020 9:52 am

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This year has been tough, but we can still give thanks

As challenging a year as 2020 has been, we still should be thankful that it has been the best year in human history to be ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, November 20, 2020 2:40 pm

Columns

California governor is a real Grinch

Californians have suffered greatly in our crazy war against the China virus. Our economy is a wreck. Restaurants are dying off by the hundreds. Schools ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, November 20, 2020 2:40 pm

Sports

Thanksgiving tourneys take center court

Five teams from Washington Parish are scheduled to compete in tournaments during Thanksgiving Week. Three local boys teams are playing in the Lakeshore Titans Thanksgiving ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, November 20, 2020 12:28 pm

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FHS’s Brohaw has a huge game in Demons’ win

Franklinton’s Albert Browhaw had a huge double-double and came up just three assists short of a triple-double in the Demons’ 66-58 victory over host Live ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, November 20, 2020 12:26 pm

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Brumfield scored 30 in Yellow Jackets’ win

Mt. Hermon School’s Travell Brumfield scored a game-high 30 points in a 79-48 victory over St. Thomas Aquinas at home Thursday. Brumfield made three 3-pointers. ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, November 20, 2020 12:24 pm

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Ben’s Ford goes 1-1 in recent games

Ben’s Ford Christian School’s Eagles posted a 1-1 record in recent games. On Tuesday, the Eagles suffered a 77-25 loss to Columbia Academy on the ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, November 20, 2020 12:23 pm

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Franklinton defeated by Pearl River

Franklinton’s Demons were defeated by Pearl River, 37-19, in the final game of the regular season at home Thursday. “I told our seniors that finished ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, November 20, 2020 12:23 pm

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Bogalusa topped by Fontainebleau, Newman in games held this week

Bogalusa’s Lumberjacks were defeated by Fontainebleau and Isidore Newman this week. On Monday, Bogalusa was defeated by Fontainebleau, 75-61, on the road. Chance Turner had ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, November 20, 2020 12:21 pm