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The 2019 legislative session appears to be ending favorably for the LSU AgCenter, the LSU vice president for agriculture told Louisiana County Agricultural Agents Association at their annual meeting on June 4.

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BATON ROUGE – State lawmakers approved legislation last week that would require elected officials and public employees involved in sexual harassment suits to pay all or a portion of the legal fees, instead of using taxpayer dollars. 

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Franklin Medical Center posted some $32 million in net operating revenues year-to-date, according to budget numbers released at the Board of Commissioners regular meeting Thursday.

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Franklin Parish Assessor’s office assets exceeded liabilities by some $1.5 million, according to an audit report released by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.

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The following arrests were recorded at the Franklin Parish Detention Center between June 3-10, 2019.

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Contractors have a start date of July 15 on the Boggy Bayou project, said Cinnamon Gooding with McManus Consulting Engineers of Monroe.

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Fifth District Congressman Ralph Abraham recently voted against HR 6, the American Dream and Promise Act that could grant amnesty to as many as 4 million illegal immigrants.

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Sammy Lane Dowden is affectionately known as “Candy Man” because of his long-time habit of handing out packaged sweets to veterans throughout the state Department of Veterans Affairs (LDVA) Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home (SWLVH) in Jennings.

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Graduation pranksters will possibly face tougher consequences next school year at Franklin Parish High School.

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Murphy and Berry pools will not open this summer due to possible health and safety concerns related to deteriorating infrastructure conditions, said Winnsboro Mayor Sonny Dumas.

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The Franklin Parish Police Jury recorded a net position of $31,808,310 in the year ending Dec. 31, 2018, according to an audit report released by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s office.

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The following arrests were recorded at the Franklin Parish Detention Center between May 27 - June 3, 2019.

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JERRY MARTIN, Franklin Parish Veteran’s Assistance Counselor, presents a plaque to Bobby Collins at Winnsboro’s Veterans Memorial Park Monday afternoon. The plaque honored Collins' many years of service to Franklin Parish’s veterans and his efforts in various community projects. (Sun photo b…

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Area sheriffs say it's about time the state Legislature considered raising the per diem paid to local authorities for housing state inmates in a parish jail or institution.

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Winnsboro’s expenditures exceeded its revenues by nearly $800,000 in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, according to an audit report released by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s office.

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Franklin Parish High School graduated 84.1 percent of its seniors for the 2018-2019 school year, according to a Louisiana Department of Education report.

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Winnsboro’s expenditures exceeded its revenues by nearly $800,000 in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, according to an audit report released by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s office.

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Area sheriffs say it's about time the state Legislature considered raising the per diem paid to local authorities for housing state inmates in a parish jail or institution.

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The following arrests were recorded at the Franklin Parish Detention Center between May 20-27, 2019.

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BATON ROUGE -- The Senate Education Committee advanced bills last week that would address concerns about sexual assaults in public colleges and universities, add new measures to school suicide prevention programs, and report students linked to violent threats.

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BATON ROUGE -- House lawmakers struck down a proposal last week to raise Louisiana’s legal smoking age from 18 to 21. The bill was only backed by 24 legislators while 55 voted against it. 

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BATON ROUGE -- The state House of Representatives voted, 73-21, to approve a bill that would phase out the extra portion of the state sales tax that the Legislature renewed last year after five months of partisan tensions to address recurring budget crises.

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BATON ROUGE -- Legislators are supporting efforts to help veterans start businesses and get hired in Louisiana. The Senate Commerce Committee last week advanced a proposal for the Veterans First Business Initiative.

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BATON ROUGE -- The state House of Representatives approved proposals last week that would boost existing “stand your ground” laws, indicating a momentum of gun legislation in the state. 

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BATON ROUGE -- A Senate committee advanced a bill last week that would allow patients to inhale cannabis for medicinal purposes and would no longer require that prescribing physicians live in the state.

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BATON ROUGE -- The House Transportation Committee advanced two bills on Monday that would permit drug testing in severe traffic accidents and waive penalties for uninsured drivers under special circumstances.

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The following arrests were recorded at the Franklin Parish Detention Center between May 13-20, 2019.

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A proposed 2020 operating budget for Winnsboro was introduced to Town Council members at their regular meeting Monday night with Mayor Sonny Dumas warning of a fiscally “tight” upcoming year.

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BATON ROUGE -- Lawmakers are hoping to put Louisiana on the map for leading cybersecurity efforts and tightening security loopholes. 

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The following arrests were recorded at the Franklin Parish Detention Center between May 6-13, 2019.

PUBLIC NOTICES

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ABOLISH 
FRANKLIN PARISH SEWER DISTRICT NO. 1 OF
THE PARISH OF FRANKLIN, STATE OF LOUISIANA,