News, sports and entertainment for Richland Parish, La.

Judge James M. “Jimbo” Stephens was sworn in by Judge Terry Doughty as the new judge on the Second Circuit Court of Appeal Nov. 17 at the Richland Parish Courthouse in Rayville. With his wife Faith at his side, Judge Stephens took the oath of office... more
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

Melvin Devall

A resident of Bastrop, Melvin Devall, 50, died July 18, 2015. 

Services are Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Second Baptist Church in Bastrop, La. 

Alfred Duchesne

Funeral services for Alfred Duchesne, age 83, of Mangham were held Sunday July 19, 2015 from the sanctuary of Welcome Home Baptist Church at Hebert with Rev.

Jessie J. Smith

Memorial service for Jessie J. Smith, 67, of Rayville, LA will be held at 2 p.m. July 25, 2015 at First United Pentecostal Church, Rayville with Bro. Robert Stroud officiating.




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,



We should not speak from want, but learn to be content in whatever circumstances we’re in. Every drop of blood. He she He she for you and me! Love grew where the blood fell.


Funeral services for Lawanna Gale Eager, 69, of Monroe, LA were held Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Rayville First Assembly of God with Bro. John Skinner officiating.

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