Unemployment up 1.3 percent in parish

Richland Parish’s unemployment rate rose 1.3 percent in June according to the latest figures from the Louisiana Works Commission.

Unemployment in the parish rose from 5.2 percent in May to 6.5 percent in June. It is still lower than the 7.4 percent recorded in June 2018.

This translates to 551 people looking for work in the parish in June, up from 432 in May but down from 637 in June 2018.

Approximately 7,885 people were working in Richland Parish in June, up from 7,835 in May, but down from 7,949 a year ago.

Officer suspended after Rayville PD office used in video

A police officer has been suspended for allowing the use of the Rayville Police Department in a rap video.

Rayville Police Chief Willie Robinson said he was made aware of the video at around 4 p.m. July 15.

“I was made aware of a video that had been shot live at the Rayville Police Department,” Robinson said. “At this point, I became very angry because no one has the authority to give anyone permission to do such a thing.”

Governor leads task force meeting on dual enrollment

Gov. John Bel Edwards was in Rayville July 24 to welcome members to a meeting of the Dual Enrollment Framework Task Force.

Dual enrollment programs allow high school students to earn college credits by taking college classes before they graduate.

The Task Force reviews existing laws, policies and efforts in Louisiana and other states on dual enrollment, course choice, student remediation, articulation and transfer, and transition courses; consider any dual enrollment recommendations from the College and Career Readiness Commission

Qualifying slated for fall elections

Qualifying for the Oct. 12 elections will take place Aug. 6-8 in Richland Parish.

Local elections will include sheriff, clerk of court, assessor, coroner, police juror in districts 1 through 9, and justice of the peace in Ward 2.

Statewide offices will include governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer, commissioner of agriculture and forestry and commissioner of insurance.

Delhi plans Rummage in the Park

The Town of Delhi will host Rummage in the Park from 7 a.m. to noon Aug. 3.

The town is seeking community support to make the event a huge success. 

If you have been meaning to have a rummage sale and have not taken out the time, let the Town of Delhi help you out. Claim your spot in the community wide rummage sale. 

The vendor fee is $10. The town will provide one table for setup with additional tables at $5 each. The town council would like to make this a tradition.

For more information contact Delhi Town Hall at 318-878-3792.


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