The Start-Girard Fire Department was out in force to help people celebrate, despite the rain during the day.

Start marks centennial with celebration

Start celebrated it’s centennial year Sept. 8 with a community-wide birthday party. 

Though originally planned as an outdoor event, the community “rallied together and moved it to the Start school gymnasium as it became evident that rain would be coming,” Start resident Luke Letlow said.

Rayville police make arrest in armed robbery

The Rayville Police Department has made an arrest in a recent armed robbery.

Rayville Poice Chief Willie Robinson advised Investigator Jerry Davis was dispatched to Fashion World in reference to an armed robbery at approximately 12:34 p.m. Sept. 1.

Upon his arrival, Davis spoke with the owner of the store and he stated that the robber was a black male with a mask at the bottom of his face wearing a gray hoodie sweater and blue latex gloves with blue jean shorts on. 

Rayville PD recovers items taken in burglary

Rayville Police Chief Willie Robinson advised Investigator Jerry Davis and Tim Colvin made an arrest for a house burglary on Aug. 29.

The burglary was reported around 3 p.m. Aug. 5. The items taken were two blue and black game chairs, a Samsung sound bar, an Epson projector, a Pioneer plasma TV and a Samsung speaker among other items.

Chief Robinson advised his officers arrested Kevin Williams for this burglary. Williams was booked and transported to Richland Parish Detention Center.

Thompson chairs dairy stabilization study commission

During the 2018 Regular Legislative Session, the legislature approved Senate Bill 560 by State Senator Beth Mizell to create the Dairy Stabilization Study Commission. SB 560, now Act 611, is an effort to ensure adequate supplies of milk and dairy products, protect consumers against excessive prices, and bolster the industry for Louisiana’s dairy farmers.


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