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State impressed with Richland lead teachers pilot program

Richland Parish is one of eight rural school systems highlighted in a report released today by the Louisiana Department of Education highlights pilot programs in eight rural school systems that allow these new teachers to “co-teach” with a veteran teacher for at least one class period per day. 

The  Richland Parish school system created seven “Lead Coach” positions and arranged for these expert teachers to spend two to three hours per day with their alternate certification mentees. During this time, they co-teach, observe, provide feedback, and collaboratively plan.

Delhi Christmas celebration set

The Town of Delhi’s Christmas celebration events will be held Dec. 15, beginning with a Downtown Street Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., located on Depot Street.

This year’s theme is Christmas Carols.  The parade is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. The route will proceed north on Broadway Street and turn West on Hwy 80. Line up for the parade is at 3 p.m. To avoid congestion on Sun Road, the committee is asking all floats and cars to line up by way of Kentucky Street to Sun Road.  ATV will lineup at the field where the Delhi sign is located and riding clubs at the farmer’s market. 

Delhi mayor, police chief earn re-election

The Town of Delhi voted to keep its current mayor and police chief during Saturday’s runoff election.

Mayor Jesse Washington was returned to office with 64 percent of the vote with 694 votes to Lynn Lewis’ 388.

Nathaniel “Roy” Williams kept his position as police chief by a margin of 71 percent with 767 votes to Micah Duchesne’s 308.

Larry Houston was elected alderman in Delhi District B by a 51 percent margin with 115 votes to Bob Benson’s 110.

Richland Parish congressman to run for governor of Louisiana

Ralph Abraham, M.D., today announced that he will run for Governor of Louisiana.

“I’m running for Governor, and I intend to win,” he said.

Abraham will have a formal campaign launch after the first of the year.

Abraham is a conservative Republican and has served in Congress since 2015 as the U.S. Representative for Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District. It is the largest district in terms of area in the state and includes 24 parishes in North, Central and Southeast Louisiana.

Richland voters to decide fate of run off elections

Richland Parish residents will go to the polls Dec. 8 to decide four run off elections.

In the runoff for Delhi mayor, Jesse Washington will face Lynn Lewis.

In the November primary, Washington led the voting with 510 votes for 41 percent, while Lewis had 398 votes for 31 percent. Perry Smith had 26 percent with 320 votes and Todd Spinks had 25 votes for two percent.

In the run off for Delhi police chief, Nathaniel “Roy” Williams will face Michah Duchesne.

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