Higginbotham named ‘Top 20 under 40’ winner

Chelsea Higginbotham was honored recently as one of the regions’ “Top 20 Under 40” winners.

Higginbotham was given the award for her outstanding professional and community service accomplishments Sept. 12 at the “Top 20 Under 40” Awards Ceremony hosted by the Monroe Chamber of Commerce and the Northeast Louisiana Young Professionals.  

Higginbotham is the executive assistant and marketing manager at Richland State Bank. 

Riverfield homecoming court

Riverfield Academy’s Homecoming Court for 2018 will be, seated, from left, Queen candidates Keisha Patel, Taylor Hixon, Madisyn Bennett; standing from left, freshman maid Annabelle Arnold, sophomore maid Lily Greer, junior maid Jordan Sanders, junior maid Lee Allison Prine, sophomore maid Kennedy Bruce, freshman maid Jenna Moore; princess Paisleigh Stephenson and crown bearer Tripp Thomason.

Riverfield Academy ready for homecoming

Riverfield Academy will host the Leake Academy Rebels for Homecoming at 7 p.m. Oct. 5.

This year’s theme is “We’ve Got The Beat.” The pep rally will be Oct. 4 at the stadium.

Homecoming presentation will be 1 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Riverfield Academy Gymnasium. Coronation of this year’s Queen will take place at the presentation.

The pre-game procession of the Queen, Maids, Princess and Crown Bearer will begin at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5.

Halftime festivities will take place on Joe Meeks Field.

Fire department grants

Delhi Fire Chief Ken Hall, right, and Deputy Chief Micah Duchesne display some of the new equipment recently funded by two AFG grants.

Delhi fire department receives grants

The Delhi Fire Department received a total of two grants worth $ 219,572 as part of the Assistance to Firefighter Grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The total of the first grant was $171,000 which was used to purchase 15 sets of turn out gear, 20 SCBA air packs with 20 spare bottles and three RIT kits. The department matched the grant with a five percent contribution, Fire Chief Ken Hall said.

Inmate recaptured after search by authorities

An Richland Parish Detention Center inmate who managed to escape was recaptured the same day.

Richland Parish Sheriff Gary Gilley said that at around 10 p.m. Sept. 12,  Monteco K. Frost, 23, an inmate at the Richland Parish Detention Center was being treated at the Richardson Medical Center in Rayville. At that time, he was able to overpower a Richland Parish Detention guard rendering the guard unconscious.  While the guard was unconscious Frost took keys from the guard and removed his restraints and fled in the prison transport van. 


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