franklin parish

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The dry weather over the past month has prompted burn bans in many local parishes.

Burn Bans are in effect in these parishes:

  • Caldwell
  • West Carroll
  • Union
  • Franklin
  • LaSalle
  • Lincoln

Under the bans, burning is against the law and you can be subjected to fines and jail time.

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A former school principal at a Christian school in Franklin Parish has been indicted by a grand jury on eleven counts of sexual misconduct. District Attorney Mack Lancaster says 41-year-old Stephen Couch of Winnsboro was a teacher, later a principal, at the Apostolic Tabernacle Christian School in Winnsboro when the alleged crimes occurred.

Franklin Parish Child Killed By Electric Fence

Jul 25, 2017
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In Winnsboro seven-year old Brandon McFarland was found dead  in a neighbor's yard. His parents told police that he was playing with sister in the front yard , and when they went outside he was missing.  McFarland's parents and others from the neighborhood searched for the child until finding him in a neighbor's yard next to where they were visiting. Reports say that Brandon was playing with a ball when it went over a fence and when he went to go get the ball he hit a hot wire on the electric fence and was electrocuted.