Delhi man sentenced for armed robbery

A Delhi man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the armed robbery of Thompson’s Grocery.

Artis Crockham of Delhi was sentenced  on Feb. 19 to 25 in prison for the Aug. 23, 2019 armed robbery at Thompson’s Grocery.  

District Attorney John M. Lancaster said assistant district attorney Doug Wheeler handled the prosecution for his office and Judge Clay Hamilton imposed the sentence.

Scholarships available to local students

The William and Hannah McClain Foundation has scholarships available for two deserving students of the 2020 graduating class of Rayville High School. 

To be considered for a scholarship the student must meet the following criteria:

• Has maintained at least a 2.8 grade point average for grades 9-12 (enclose a sealed official transcript application).

•  Must be financially disadvantaged.

• Must be accepted as a full-time student in a college/university of his/her choice (please submit a copy of the college/university acceptance letter).

No wake zone announced

Richland Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness Director Dawn Williams announced effective Feb. 20, Boeuf River and Woolen Lake are under an Emergency No Wake Zone.

“Due to excessive rainfall, watercraft traffic may push water into homes and camps," Williams said. "I felt this is action is necessary. We are attempting to protect homes and the public’s safety.”

U.S. Congressman Ralph Abraham addresses the 2019 Richland Chamber of Commerce Banquet.

U.S. Congressman Ralph Abraham addresses the 2019 Richland Chamber of Commerce Banquet.

Abraham to address Richland Chamber

The fourth annual Richland Chamber Banquet will be held at 5:30 p.m. March 19 at the Rayville Civic Center.

“This year we are expecting another record crowd, as the Richland Chamber has become the fastest growing rural chamber in the State of Louisiana,” Chamber of Commerce chairman Scott Franklin said.  

Congressman Ralph Abraham will once again be the keynote speaker, but the chamber will also hear from Senator Katrina Jackson and Representative Francis Thompson.  

Kindergarten registration set for Richland Parish schools

Richland Parish Schools will host kindergarten registration from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 9-13.

Children must be five years old on or before Sept. 30 to register. Parents must bring their child’s social security card, birth certificate, completed shot record and three proofs of residence.

Parents are encouraged to participate in this registration so that preparations can be made for their child in the 2020-2021 school.


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