Political Announcement

To the people of Richland Parish, I announce my candidacy for the office of Clerk of Court.  I have been a resident of the parish all of my life with 33 years of banking experience in the surrounding area as well.  The enhanced training and experience received during my banking career has more than qualified and prepared me for this position.  I have extensive training and education in real estate transactions, mortgages, deeds, trusts, property tax, foreclosures, bankruptcy filings, civil suits, knowledge of divorce decrees, community property settlements, financial statements, budgets, ba

Political Announcement

I, Althan Smith, am a candidate for re-election, Richland Parish Police Juror District 6, Town of Rayville. 

It has been a blessing and honor to have had the opportunity to serve you for the past serval years and I humbly ask for your continued support in the upcoming election on October 12, 2019. 

I look forward to seeing and speaking with you during the next several weeks to discuss and address any concerns you may have. I have always and will continue to work to make our community a top priority for the voters of Police Juror District 6. 

Political Announcement

I, Perry Fleming, want to announce my candidacy for Sheriff of Richland Parish in the upcoming October 2019 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 Richland Parish for your support to make this a success for our parish.

Police Report

The Rayville Police Department made the following arrests for the week of Aug. 4-11.

• Rachel Manning, 25; 343 Hunefield Road, Monroe; driving under suspension and speeding.

• Craig Clemons, 30; 170 Legacy St., Rayville; driving under suspension and speeding.

• Darien Cannady, 28; 420 Dacron St., Rayville; driving under suspension and expired license plate.

• D’Jarius West, 25; 419 Dacron St., Rayville; no driver’s license and careless operation with an accident.

State high school teacher of year keeps learning in ULM classes

Emily Ogden loves to teach – and she loves to learn.

The University of Louisiana Monroe alumna and Louisiana High School Teacher of the Year for 2020 is currently enrolled in the ULM Educational Leadership Graduate Program. She earned her B.S. in Elementary Education from ULM in 2013.

In her six years as an educator, Ogden taught math the first five years at Start Elementary School to middle- and elementary-aged students. She then moved to teach math at Rayville High School for the 2018-19 school year.


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