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Registration deadline nears for fall election in Richland

The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election is drawing near.

Richland Parish residents will help decide the fate of a number of state and local items on the ballot as well as six constitutional amendments.

The deadline to register to vote in person or by mail for the Nov. 6 election is Oct. 9. The deadline to register to vote through the GeauxVote Online Registration System is Oct. 16.

Early voting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 23-30 (except Sunday, Oct. 28).

Eula D. Britton alumni remember first team

The school year of 1966- 67 was a very eventful and exciting year, for the young men attending Eula D. Britton High School, Rayville. 

 The announcement of a football team was a long-awaited dream for the boys who had played football on empty lots around Rayville and on the school grounds.  Many of them eagerly tried out for the school’s first football team the fall of 1966. 

 Several members of the football team shared their memories during the “Down Memory Lane” segment at the school reunion, June 30- July 1,2018 holding the audience spell bound.

RPD makes drug arrest

A case of reckless driving led the Rayville Police Department to a drug arrest recently.

Rayville Police Chief Willie Robinson advised at approximately 7:23 p.m. Sept. 28, his department received a call in reference to a reckless driver on US 425 South pulling into Bud’s Mini Mart.

Investigator Jerry Davis Sr., arrived at the location and made contact with the driver, Jamie Moore. 

Shortly after, K9 Officer Phillip Chowns arrived at Bud’s Mini Mart. K-9 Officer Chowns asked Moore if he could search the vehicle and Moore advised that he could.

Rayville man convicted on murder charge

District Attorney John M. “Mack” Lancaster announced that Monteco K. Frost has been convicted of first degree murder and sixth other charges by a Richland Parish jury.

Frost was charged with the shooting death of Keric Whitfield which occured shortly before 11 p.m. May 12, 2017.  Whitfield was found lying on Linda St. in Rayville suffering from  a gunshot wound and died at the scene.  

Richland 4-Hers seek instructors for shooting sports

Richland Parish 4-H is looking for volunteer leaders to work with youth aged 9 to 19 as shooting sports instructors/coaches. 

4-H Shooting Sports goals are teaching safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment including sound decision making, self-discipline and concentration. The program also strives to teach the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship, and ethical behavior.

Shooting sports teams are led by adults who are at least 21 years old and who have completed the LSU AgCenter shooting sports training and passed a background check. 

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