Early voting for the Dec. 5 general election continues at the Franklin Parish Courthouse for the Fifth District Congressional seat and the Republican State Central Committee.
Winnsboro’s annual Christmas parade has been restructured due to concerns over the growing number of COVID-19 cases in Franklin Parish, said Lisa Kiper, president of the Winnsboro-Franklin Chamber of Commerce.
A Franklin Parish resident disagreed with the Police Jury’s method of trimming trees, saying it harmed them while also aiding termite populations near residential areas.
Winnsboro Economic Development Committee is moving forward with plans to hire an economic development coordinator (EDC) for Franklin Parish.
Franklin Parish Police Jury members are awaiting word from Louisiana Office Facility Planning and Control members on the Union Church Road project.
U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Nov. 10 to pay tribute to Louisiana police officers who were recently shot in the line of duty.
Sparks flew and tensions boiled as two top employees of the Franklin Parish Police Jury argued back and forth at a personnel committee meeting Nov. 5.
Franklin Medical Center’s net position increased by $1,012,308 or 11.4 percent in the fiscal year ending April 30, 2020, according to an audit prepared by Lester, Miller & Wells of Alexandria.
The Holidays are approaching and Franklin Parish’s calendar is full of events from Baskin’s Christmas In The Village to Wisner’s Christmas tree lighting.
President Donald J. Trump won Louisiana and its eight electoral college votes Tuesday, capturing more than 61 percent of the vote statewide, though the outcome of the presidential race nationally was in doubt as of press time late Tuesday night.
By midmorning Tuesday, early votes for the Nov. 3 open primary, congressional, presidential election totaled 3,949 while 580 mail ballots had arrived, according to Geneva Cupp, Franklin Parish Registrar.
Franklin Parish public schools are currently down 89 students equaling approximately $356,000 in Minimum Foundation Program (MFP) funding, said Rebecca Boquet, business manager.
The Franklin Parish Police Jury recorded a net position of $31,808,310 in Dec. 31, 2019, according to an audit report released by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s office.
Itinerant vendors and peddlers will now have to pay $200 before they sell their wares in Winnsboro, including the vendors and peddlers of the Franklin Parish Catfish Festival.
Inspectors will be able to go inside of former Baskin School after Franklin Parish School Board members signed off on the action at their regular Oct. 6 meeting.
The annual Farmers Appreciation Banquet has been canceled due to COVID-19, according to Lisa Kiper, Winnsboro-Franklin Parish Chamber of Commerce.
The Louisiana Senate on Thursday approved a bill that would eliminate the governor’s veto power over a proposed emergency election plan.
A Franklin Parish Grand Jury indicted Roderick Branch, 40, of second degree murder and aggravated flight from an officer and Henry Wesley, 26, of manslaughter and obstruction of justice in two separate cases Sept. 2.
Deadline to register to vote in person or by mail is Oct. 5 for the Nov. 3 presidential general and open congressional primary election, said Geneva Cupp, Franklin Parish Registrar of Voters.