Cahill travels to England to commemorate suffrage

Bernadette Cahill, sometime resident of Rayville, is returning home to Britain to help commemorate the hundred years since some British women finally won the vote. 

She will speak on Feb. 3 at a commemorative conference in Cambridge University, England.  

Scottish-born and educated Cahill will also speak on Feb. 6 in a town that for years headquartered a suffragette campaign in Scotland – exactly 100 years to the day the parliamentary bill which finally recognized the principle of votes for women became law by enfranchising married women and female property holders. 

Police Report

The Rayville Police Department made the following arrests for the week of Jan. 7-14.

• Fredrick Wheeler, 41; 1902 Louisa St., Rayville; disturbing the peace (general).

• Jamari Walker, 18; 905 Martin Luther King Drive, Rayville; hit and run.

• Terrell Reynolds, 23; 221 Russell St., Rayville; aggravated burglary and simple possession of Schedule II.

• Delancey Price, 18; 411 Linda Street, Rayville; aggravated burglary and Simple Possession of Schedule II.

Cox offers app to aid first responders

Cox Funeral Homes has graciously invested back into the community in order to promote the saving of lives. 

The funeral home staff recognized a very unique opportunity to assist local first responders through an ingenious marketing initiative that could help save lives.  

The funeral home asks that you download the Vital ICE (In Case of Emergency) app, from either the Apple App Store or Google Play, for your smart phone and enter in their code: #3637.  

RSB earns 5-star financial rank

BauerRinancial, Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s premier bank rating firm, is proud to announce that Richland State Bank, Rayville, has once again secured a 5-Star rating.

A five-star rating indicates the bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more.) Earning and maintaining this top 5-Star rating for 74 consecutive quarters puts Richland State Bank in an even more prominent position as a Sustained Superiority Bank. 

Police Report


The Rayville Police Department made the following arrests for the week of Jan. 1-8.

• Daniel Brewer, 63, of 225 Crawford Road, Rayville; criminal mischief.

• Heather Mason, 25, 1471 Hwy 135, Rayville; disturbing the peace.

• Willie Kelly, 66, 813 Louisa St., Apt. #103, Rayville; no driver’s license.

• Willie Lyons, 55, 6571 Heatherwood Drive, Memphis, Tenn.; damage to property greater than $100.


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