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A Mangham police officer is stable but in critical condition after being shot during a traffic stop on La Hwy 425 near the Franklin / Richland parish border.

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Hurricane Delta blew through Franklin Parish over the weekend bringing approximately 11 inches of rain to some areas and leaving behind downed trees.  

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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.

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The annual Winnsboro Christmas parade and Christmas tree lighting will be held this year, said Mayor John Dumas.

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Total patients admitted to Franklin Medical Center for August was 125, down from last year’s monthly total of 148, according to budget numbers.

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Franklin Parish schools are reopening at their own “pace” and will continue to take COVID precautions, said John Gullatt school superintendent.

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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.

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Gladys Edwards, of Wisner, received the Louisiana Ambassador Award for positively impacting lives of young women.

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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.

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State Rep. Lance Harris says he will file legislation in the special session that begins Monday to thwart any municipality or public university from defunding or systematically dismantling their police departments in the midst of an anti-law enforcement movement nationwide.

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Winnsboro RV park is a step closer to becoming a reality with the Town Council voting 3-2 to submit a full grant application to Office of State Parks in their Monday meeting.

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Franklin Parish Police Jury members tabled a decision that would possibly prohibit fishing and other activities at Baker’s Cut-Off from Oct. 1 through Jan. 31.

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Louisiana Main Street Recovery Grant program received 26,000 applications for assistance since its inception 35 days ago, according to Treasurer John Schroder.

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The Louisiana State Bond Commission on Thursday approved 61 local tax elections that will appear on voters’ December ballots, amid discussions about whether commission members should get involved in the policy debates behind those proposals.

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A two-vehicle wreck in Tensas Parish involving an ambulance on the way to the hospital left three people injured. It happened around 9 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 65 near Lee Road, approximately 5 miles south of Waterproof.

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Ouachita Parish Police Juror Scotty Robinson and a Ruston attorney say 5th District congressional candidate Luke Letlow enticed the police juror with a job offer to stay out of the congressional race.

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Michael Stephen Couch, 44, a former private school principal who pled guilty to five counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile, was sentenced to seven years, 18 months suspended, during court proceedings Sept. 11 in Franklin Parish.

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The Franklin Parish Police Jury voted last week to install a security camera in the shop at the parish public works barn but agreed to block Police Jury staff at the Franklin Parish Courthouse from accessing the camera's footage.

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Aldermen for the Village of Gilbert addressed work on ongoing and planned improvements and celebrated the completion of several projects during the Sept. 10 meeting of the village’s board of aldermen.

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Louisiana laws established in 2017 could be tweaked to help prevent law enforcement officers fired for misconduct from being hired at another agency, representatives of law enforcement and prosecutors said last week.

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Louisiana’s Republican legislative majority and Democratic governor couldn’t agree on how to safely hold an election during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the decision may be out of their hands.

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Much of the state west of the Mississippi River suffered through lengthy power outages in wake of Hurricane Laura recently, the most powerful hurricane in Louisiana’s history. 

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Editor’s Note: This is the first story in a series about local projects spearheaded by local groups or individuals which improved or added to the quality of life in Franklin Parish. If you have a suggestion or idea on a future story e-mail joecurtis@franklinsun.com

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Most Franklin Parish soybean fields, like those throughout Louisiana, are in decent shape following Hurricane Laura, but there are pockets of serious damage in areas around the state that received strong winds and rain. 

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A group of area plaintiffs are continuing to gather evidence for their lawsuit against an oil and gas company, an engineering firm and others for not warning them about exposure to hazardous waste at work.

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