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
Thelma Theresa Hebert Moody passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 22, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born on March 1, 1926, in Rayne, Louisiana, to Nettie Laura Plattsmier and Valery Leonard Hebert, the youngest of their five children.... 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

Police Report

The Rayville Police Department made the following arrests for the week of April 24-30.
• Kenny Miller, 42, 509 Louisa St., Rayville; theft greater than $500.

Betty Joyce Avants

Funeral services for Betty Joyce Avants, 78, of Rayville, were held Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Eastside Baptist Church, Rayville, LA with Bro. Larry Russell and Dr. Lester Johnson officiating.

Leo Watson

Leo Watson, 81, of Mer Rouge, passed away in the comfort of his home Thursday, April 27, 2017 with his beloved wife, Betty of 17 years by his side.




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,


Carolyn Eads, 66, of Rayville, passed away June 27, 2017. Mrs. Carolyn’s family will hold a memorial service for her at a later date.

The Richland Beacon-News

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