The Delta Literacy Initiative for North Louisiana Communities, or DeltaLINC, is ready to enroll students in classes so they can successfully pass the High School Equivalency examination called the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test). 

Since January of 2014, the HiSET has replaced the GED test, administered for decades as an equivalent for the high school diploma.

HiSET classes prepare students to pass the exam, as well as to increase their readiness for college classes and the workplace. 

Registration for HiSET classes will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 2-4. Anyone interested in attending these classes should go to 708 Julia Street, Suite B 103-C, Rayville, LA 71269 to register.  Please bring a valid government-issued picture ID and a $30 money order to register. 

If you have any additional questions, please contact 362-5010.

The Rayville Rosenwald/Eula D. Britton High School Alumni Association is announcing a half price membership drive.

From August – December 2014, membership dues will be only $25. 

Membership in the alumni association is open to any person who is interested in preserving the legacy of this great historic school and the gymnasium as the only remaining structure. School graduates are encouraged to support this institution which was the foundation for their future. 

Community supporters are urged to join the association with all rights and privileges of any alumni member.  Membership dues are tax deductible.  

Please obtain an application from any alumni board member or call financial secretary Delores Walker at 366-7528, for an application and payment of dues.

 Perry Fleming 

Chief of Police, Mangham

 I, Perry Fleming, want to announce my candidacy for Chief of Police of The Town of Mangham in the upcoming November election. It is with enthusiastic support of my family and friends that I am able to make this announcement. 

I am immensely grateful and humbled to have the opportunity to run for this position. I would like to ask each and everyone in the Town of Mangham for your support to make this a success for the Town of Mangham. 

I am entering this campaign with strong leadership experience and a strong desire to do the right thing for the Town of Mangham. I enter this campaign to lead by example, to make decisions based on facts and principles and provide a fresh new leadership for the Town of Mangham. I know and understand how law enforcement works in its day to day operations. 

I have learned that what matters is not your name, but what you get done. I have learned that you usually get more done when you work with people than when you fight with them. I have experience where it counts right here in my hometown of Mangham and the surrounding areas. This is where I grew up, where I was married, where I went to public school and where my kids attend public schools today. I am married with three sons and I have two grandchildren.

Here are some important facts:

I offer 26.5 years of solid law enforcement and staff management experience. I have extensive experience and training which include the following:

Organized Crime, Criminal Investigations, Interrogations, Interviewing, Drug Seizures, Asset Forfeitures, Major Crime Scenes, Surveillances, Electronic Surveillance, Emergency Planning and Responses, Search Warrants, Testifying before juries, Courts, Administrative Hearings regarding investigation results, Assist less experienced detectives with investigations, Investigated cases regarding Rapes, Murders, Robbery, Drug Cases, Search and Seizure, Secured Crime Scenes, Crime Scene Photography, Maintained Public Control, Overseen Drug Check Points, Security and Law Enforcement, Enforcing Policies and Procedures, Budget Management, Hiring, Training, and Supervising of Personnel, Warden of Richland Parish Detention Center, Public Relations, Security Equipment Selections and Security Program Review, Outstanding leader with a firm but fair attitude and reputation for Honesty, Loyalty, and Integrity. Able to work with local, state, federal law enforcement officials. Excellent presentations and communication skills dedication to job. Strong knowledge of Policy and Security Procedures.

My experience and training has given me the knowledge to achieve the following successfully:

• Hundreds of pounds of Marijuana seized on Hwy Interdiction Programs with the Richland Parish Sheriff Office.

• Large seizures of Cocaine on Hwy Interdiction Programs with the Richland Parish Sheriff Office.

• Hundreds of undercover cases involving illegal narcotics for the State of Louisiana.

• Numerous Methamphetamine Labs recovered with the Richland Parish Sheriff Office, Louisiana State Police, Metro Narcotics.

• Control Deliveries of Narcotics in other States.

• Numerous undercover buys of narcotics in the State of Louisiana.

• Under cover buys from motorcycle gangs.

• Several cases I worked were indicted by the DEA for Federal Prosecution.

• Money and Car Seizures (houses. cars, money).

• Testified before Federal Grand Jurors for Federal Indictments.

• Testified in District Courts for Convictions and Civil Procedures.

I am certified and trained in the following areas:

Louisiana Sheriffs Association

• Narcotics Enforcement Training

• Louisiana Sheriffs Association & Louisiana Department of Justice Narcotics Apprehension

• Louisiana Sheriffs Association Violent Crimes and Narcotics Training

• Workforce Development, LADPS & Issues/AFIS, Legal/Medical Issues, and Pension Fund Report

Louisiana Narcotics Officers Association

• Law Enforcement Training

• LNOA V Louisiana Narcotics Officer Association

• Training specializing in Narcotics Enforcement

Metro Narcotic Unit

• Annual Narcotics Officers Conference

Center for Task Force Training

• Financial Investigative Techniques

Institute of Police Technology and Management

• University of North Florida (undercover Drug Enforcement Techniques)

Becton Dickinson Public Safety

• Poly testing Narcotics Screening and Identification Training

• Qualified to use N.I.K system in Investigative Duties

United States Department of Justice

• Hwy Interdiction

• El Paso Intelligence Center

• Clandestine Laboratory Investigation.

Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

• Field in Service Training

Police City of Monroe

• Doppler Radar Operations

Regional Organized Crime Information Center

• Solving Cases through Communication

• ROCIC Methamphetamine Training

Methamphetamine Investigation Management Workshop (Bureau of Justice)

• Methamphetamine Investigation

State of Louisiana -- Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST)

• LSA/LDAA Drug Assets Forfeiture

• North Delta Training

Emergency Management Institute (FEMA)

• Introduction to the Incident Command System

• Basic Incident Command System

• National Incident Management System

• National Response Plan

Northeast Louisiana University

• Police Officer Standards and Training

Public Agency Training

• Search and Arrest Warrants

Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee

• Interview and Interrogation

Thank you for all your support

Perry Fleming

Candidate for Chief of Police


Jesse Washington 

Mayor, Delhi

 I, Jesse Washington, (D), would like to announce my candidacy for Mayor of the Town of Delhi, LA.

I am a lifelong resident of Delhi and currently serve as Police Juror for District 2 in Richland Parish, LA. I promise to be fair and honest with all the citizens of Delhi.

I ask for your support on November 4, 2014 by voting for a change.


Ken Harrell 

Police Chief,  Delhi

I, Ken Harrell, would like to formally announce my candidacy for Chief of Police of the Town of Delhi, LA. I am a lifelong resident of Delhi and Richland Parish with strong ties to the community and many years of public service. Married to Terri Newsom Harrell for twenty-six (26) years, I have two children, a Son, Ethan Harrell, Daughter, Brittany Harrell Winstead, and Son-in-Law, Chris Winstead. I am an active member of the Delhi Pentecost Tabernacle Church where I teach youth Sunday School and my Wife Terri and I currently serve as House to House Leaders. I have coached Delhi Dixie Girls Softball for eight (8) years and have served the Delhi Charter School Disciplinary Committee for three (3) years as well as their Athletic Counsel for four (4) years. 

I have been very fortunate in my twenty-six (26) year career in Law Enforcement, Corrections and Emergency Services to be able to give back in to the Town of Delhi and Richland Parish. I have a total of nine (9) years service with the Delhi Police Department, six (6) years as an Auxiliary Officer and the past three (3) years as a full time Professional Patrol Officer.  I currently serve the Town of Delhi as Assistant Chief of Police, a position which I have held for one and one half (1 ½) years. Prior to coming to the Delhi Police Department I served as a Juvenile Corrections Officer for seventeen (17) years, thirteen (13) of those years as an Investigative Supervisor. My local Emergency Services Volunteer work includes seven (7) years with the Delhi Volunteer Fire Department and six (6) years with the Delhi Volunteer Ambulance Association.

If I am so privileged to be elected and sworn in as your next Chief of Police, I vow to serve the Town of Delhi honestly, honorably and fairly. I will strive to implement proactive measures to protect and serve our town while also focusing on strengthening the important lifelong relationships I have with you, the citizens I serve, as well as with our local, state and federal emergency service agencies. I will continue to exercise an “open door” policy at the Delhi Police Department with a goal of retaining, hiring and leading a professional police force of local officers who have a desire to serve their home community. I will demand courtesy, commitment and fairness of all Delhi Police Department employees, as well as of myself. Furthermore, I believe that accountability of the office and communication with and earning the trust of citizens to be of the utmost importance. A Police Department led by myself will be highly visible throughout the entire town while implementing ideas which will involve this department and its officers on a more personal level with the citizens.  

I plan to improve the Delhi Police Department by first, fully staffing the patrol division and then researching avenues to increase Officer’s pay and benefits. The establishment of an ongoing professional training program will be a top priority as well as providing equipment to allow for a safer and more efficient working environment. Modernization of equipment for Patrol Officers as well as Department Office Personnel will include the addition of life safety equipment, upgraded computer systems, modernizing the records management system and acquiring audio/video equipment.  Furthermore, I wish to implement programs that will offer opportunities to our youth and possibly provide a full time education/resource officer to our schools.  I pledge to make these and other improvements to the Delhi Police Department while strictly adhering to the budget presented and also working to secure local, state and federal grants. 

I am running for Chief of Police because I truly have the desire and capability to serve my hometown. Delhi is a great town with a thriving community spirit and has always been a safe place to raise our families. Let’s keep it that way! For questions or comments, I can be reached at 318-235-1355 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

You are not only the Citizens of Delhi you are my friends, my neighbors and my family. I humbly ask for your support and your vote for Delhi Chief of Police on November 4th, 2014.