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News from The Franklin Sun


Parish road damage totals $4.5M

Ice damage on Franklin Parish paved roads totaled approximately $4.5 million, said Ken McManus, with McManus Consulting Engineers. Read more


Early voting continues

Early voting for the April 24 general election continues through April 17. Read more


Police jurors delay boat ramp decision

Franklin Parish Police Jury members again tabled a decision to potentially close Baker’s Cutoff Boat Ramp from Nov. 1 through Jan. 31. Read more

The Franklin Sun Sports

LHSAA releases playoff schedule

The Franklin Parish Lady Patriots, seeded number nine, will play host to A.J. Ellender in the LHSAA bi-district playoffs, April 19. Read more

Lady Patriots play solid defense, falls to Caldwell

Caldwell slipped past Franklin Parish High School softball, 3-2, in a contest which featured solid defensive plays by the Lady Patriots. Read more


McDuffie wins Catfish 5K

Dwain McDuffie was the overall winner of the 2020 Catfish 5K held in Winnsboro Saturday. Read more

The Franklin Sun Opinion


Stanley Nelson: ‘Lords of the southern plains’

Irish-born Philip Nolan was drawn to the American frontier. In fact, during the 1790s, he may have been one of the most active frontiersmen… Read more


Sam Hanna Jr.: Edwards, Ghali — The odd couple

The first law of holes says, when you've dug a hole that you can't get out of, stop digging. Read more


Stanley Nelson: 'A Tennessee boy heads to Texas'

Peter Ellis Bean arrived in Natchez in 1800. He was 17, tough and adventurous.  Read more