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THREE SUPERINTENDENT APPLICATIONS were submitted to the Franklin Parish School Board. Board members will now convene Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. in a special meeting at the School Board office to review applications, vote on who to interview and discuss interview questions. Pictured above School Board…

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THREE SUPERINTENDENT APPLICATIONS were submitted to the Franklin Parish School Board. Board members will now convene Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. in a special meeting at the School Board office to review applications, vote on who to interview and discuss interview questions. Pictured above School Board…

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Allegations of bribery against a state Supreme Court justice and the amount of political spending by trial lawyers and other special interest groups in a key race for a seat on the Supreme Court highlight the need for judicial reform in Louisiana, advocates say.

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Aaron Mitchell Adcock, 42, of Rayville, was sentenced last week by U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty, to two years in prison for possession with intent to distribute marijuana and five years in prison for possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, to run consecutively. 

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David Ray Johnson, 36, of Winnsboro and Lakendria Nicole Goings, 35, of Monroe were sentenced to a total of 69 years for robbing three financial institutions at gunpoint and for multiple firearms violations, announced United States Attorney David C. Joseph. 

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Thomas A Dickerson, a Delhi farmer, was sentenced Nov. 7 to 10 years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for lying to more than seven financial institutions, insurance providers and government entities in an effort to obtain over $18 million illegally, announced U…

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The following arrests were recorded at the Franklin Parish Detention Center between Nov. 4-12, 2019.

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Boggy Bayou and Baker’s Cutoff projects are nearing completion while contractors wait for lift station pumps at Abe Lincoln / Horace White sewer treatment plant, said Ken McManus with McManus Engineering Consultants.

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A Fort Scott Street building donation and a 10-year land lease will enable Wisner officials to create a public park and business incubator, said Mayor Marc McCarty.

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The following arrests were recorded at the Franklin Parish Detention Center between Oct. 28 - Nov. 4, 2019.

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Winnsboro Mayor Sonny Dumas and town councilmen continue to hear concerns from constituents over proposed amendments to Section 28 that would set stricter rules on backpacks, “private outdoor events” and prohibit block parties.

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Both of the surviving campaigns for governor claimed victory in Wednesday night’s debate, the only one-on-one debate between incumbent Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and his Republican challenger, Eddie Rispone, before the Nov. 16 election.

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After 13 years and $25 million spent, the Franklin Parish school system’s building renovation program is approaching its final stages.

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A five-year, garbage-service contract with Waste Connections of Monroe was approved Oct. 16 during a Franklin Parish Police Jury special meeting.

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Franklin Medical Center’s net position and current assets increased while current liabilities decreased for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2019, according to its annual audit report prepared by Lester, Miller & Wells of Alexandria.

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The following arrests were recorded at the Franklin Parish Detention Center between Oct.21-28, 2019.

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The following arrests were recorded at the Franklin Parish Detention Center between Oct, 14-21, 2019.

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The following arrests were recorded at the Franklin Parish Detention Center between Oct. 7-14, 2019.

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Sen. Neil Riser of Columbia will face Kevin Bates of Winnsboro in a Nov. 16 runoff in the District 20 House race.

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A small group of residents voiced their opinions about higher water rates at Gilbert’s regular meeting Thursday night.

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Primary election is Saturday with polls opening at 7 a.m. and closing at 8 p.m.

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