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Model student: Boy creates replica of Thomas Library

The staff at the Thomas Branch Library would like to thank Bryson Brumfield for his donation to the ... Read more | Add your comment

Sheriff: 7 arrested for drug offenses

The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force arrested seven people on Tuesday and Wednesday for various drug ... Read more | Add your comment

Art of the Heart: TES students learn about health

In the month of February, Thomas Elementary School celebrated American Heart Awareness Month by participating in activities to ... Read more | Add your comment

MHS students learn about ‘healthy hearts’

During Mt. Hermon School’s library time, the 10th-grade Medical Terminology students along with Coach Steven Kittleson led a ... Read more | Add your comment

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Man dies after boat mishap

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) enforcement agents are investigating a fatal boating accident that occurred in Washington Parish on Tuesday. The body of ... Read more | Add your comment

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Parish man arrested for drugs, attempted trespassing

On Friday, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputy Randall Garcia responded to a complaint north of Franklinton of a male going house to house asking for ... Read more | Add your comment

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Sports

Pope John Paul II captures state title

Pope John Paul II’s Jaguars made history on Wednesday night when they won the school’s first ever boys soccer state championship, defeating Episcopal in the ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, February 26, 2021 2:23 pm

Sports

Lady Buccaneers start event with a win

Bowling Green School’s Lady Buccaneers defeated North Delta School, 46-36, in the opening round of the 2021 Class 3A Basketball Tournament on Wednesday. Bailey Devall ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, February 26, 2021 2:21 pm

Letters to the Editor

Let’s support future Legion fund-raisers

Dear Editor, For the past 102 years, the American Legion, as personified in Bogalusa by Magic City Post No. 24, has had a moving and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 26, 2021 2:17 pm

Sports

Bowling Green captures Class 3A Tourney opener

Bowling Green School’s Buccaneers placed five players in double figures in a 75-64 victory over Oak Hill Academy in the first round of the 2021 ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, February 26, 2021 2:16 pm

Columns

Death shouldn’t be mocked

Death is the one human experience that connects everyone, regardless of color, creed, class or bank account. The inequity comes only in its manner and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 26, 2021 2:16 pm

Columns

Biden’s just all gloom, no sun at all

Say what you will about the personal and political failings of Donald Trump, at least he was an optimist. Along with being a cheerleader for ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 26, 2021 2:16 pm

Sports

Demons start season with victory

Franklinton’s Chase Penton and Jordan McKenzie recorded three hits each in a 13-3 six-inning victory over Albany in Tuesday’s season opener at home. Penton doubled, ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, February 26, 2021 2:15 pm

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Bowling Green defeats Amite School Center to begin 2021 year

Bowling Green School’s Bradlee Davidson threw six strong innings, helping the Buccaneers win their season opener, 8-2, over Amite School Center in a District 4-3A ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, February 26, 2021 2:14 pm

Sports

Mt. Hermon posts 1-1 record in 1st 2 games of season

Mt. Hermon School’s Yellow Jackets are off to a 1-1 record to start the baseball season. Both games were at home. The Yellow Jackets won ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, February 26, 2021 2:12 pm

Sports

Franklinton tennis teams defeated in 1st matches of year

Franklinton’s boys and girls tennis teams were each defeated, 3-1, in their opener against Slidell that took place on Thursday at home. Sean Bowman captured ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, February 26, 2021 2:06 pm

Sports

Raiders defeated by Poplarville

Pine’s Raiders were defeated by Poplarville out of Mississippi, 20-3, in Tuesday’s season opener in baseball. Cayden Schololgel singled twice. Coby Sheridan singled and scored ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, February 26, 2021 2:03 pm

Sports

Burkhalter part of Nicholls’ State record-setting performance

A former Franklinton player was involved in a record-setting performance by Nicholls State. The 2015 Franklinton graduate, who plays on the offensive line and was ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Friday, February 26, 2021 2:02 pm

Sports

Sports Briefs

Franklinton Youth Soccer Association registration The Franklinton Youth Soccer Association is holding its final registration for the 2021 spring season. Registration takes place at the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 26, 2021 2:00 pm

Sports

Crutchfield named Bogalusa football coach

Cyril Crutchfield has been named Bogalusa’s new football coach. Crutchfield brings plenty of experience and success to the Lumberjacks. Crutchfield had guided three teams to ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:28 pm

News

Sheriff: Man arrested again, 8 days after his release from jail

On Thursday, only eight days after his release from the Washington Parish Jail, Ernest Joseph Lester III, 38, went back to jail on new charges, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:33 pm

News

ATV driver killed in Washington Parish

On Wednesday, shortly after 2 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a fatal crash on Louisiana Highway 436 east of Louisiana Highway 62 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:42 am

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Parish man arrested for false imprisonment

On Tuesday, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Sgt. David Cupp arrested Dustin Keith Stein, 38, a resident of Louisiana Highway 436, and jailed him on charges ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:55 pm

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Blood drive set for Wednesday, Feb. 24

There will be a blood drive held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the American Legion headquarters. The Blood Center is partnering with the Florida Parishes ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:51 pm

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Sheriff recognizes ‘Deputy of the Year’ for 2020

Corrections Sergeant Diane Loupe, who was recently recognized as the Corrections Deputy of the Quarter, has received another award from Sheriff Randy Seal. Loupe, who ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:50 pm

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COVID-19 vaccinations are now available in 12 parish locations

There are now 12 locations in Washington Parish where the COVID-19 vaccine is available, according to the Louisiana Department of Health. The LDH has published ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:49 pm

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‘Walk with Mayor’ is March 6th in Franklinton

The Franklinton Social Planning Committee is having “A Walk with the Mayor” event on Saturday, March 6, at 9 a.m. at the Washington Parish Fairgrounds. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:48 pm

News

New secretary of defense has local ties

One of President Joe Biden’s recent Cabinet appointments has a connection to Washington Parish. On Jan. 22, Ret. Gen. Lloyd Austin was named as the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:47 pm

Columns

Being changed by love

The heavy scent of gardenias filled my nostrils as I stood in the crooked line meandering around the side of the church. All of us ... Read more

by Jan Penton Miller, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:43 pm

Columns

Hopefully the end is near for all this COVID hysteria

A dreadful year of COVID madness, with crazy recommendations such as wearing double masks, is, hopefully, nearing an end. According to Dr. Marty Makary, a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:42 pm

Sports

Locals playing for state title

Pope John Paul II’s Jaguars boys soccer team is headed to the state championship game. The Jaguars have four players from Bogalusa, including Will Adams, ... Read more

by Chris Kinkaid, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:24 pm