News, sports and entertainment for Richland Parish, La.

The Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men and is seeking a third in connection with a shooting death last weekend in Rayville. The Richland Parish Sheriffs Office received a 911 call in reference to shots being fired into a residence... more
The U.S. Army Field Band and Soldier’s Chorus performs a free concert for veterans at the Richland Parish Arts Center in Rayville. The concert took place April 6 following a ceremony at the Northeast Louisiana Veteran’s Cemetery. The U.S. Army Field... more
Business and civic leaders from throughout the parish mingled, enjoyed fellowship and heard Congressman Ralph Abraham’s keynote speech during the first annual meeting of the Richland Parish Chamber of Commerce The meeting was held Tuesday night at... more

Willie W. Mercer

Funeral services for Willie W. Mercer, 73, of Holly Ridge, were held at 2, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the West New Home Baptist Church, Holly Ridge, LA with Bro. Michael Griffith, Bro.

Police Report

The Rayville Police Department made the following arrests for the week of Oct. 1-8.
• Shanlin Johnson, 26, 1001 Madeline St., Rayville; driving under suspension.




The 2014 Rayville Angel Allstars are Molly Allen, Mary Madilynn Bennett, Rylee Gibson, Ashlyn Sepulvado, Moriah Adams, Katelyn Branch, Olivia Dannehl, Gabrielle Riggins, Gracie Rowton,


Mary Patricia (Pat) King Brashier, 78, is free of cancer now that she moved into her heavenly home on October 10, 2017.

The Richland Beacon-News

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