Property tax renewals fill Saturday’s ballot

Voters will go to the polls Saturday to decide the fate of three property tax renewals.

All three items on the ballot for the April 28 election are property tax renewals for the Town of Mangham.

The first proposition is the renewal of a 7.85 mills property tax for 10 years.

The millage would bring in an estimated $19,658 each year to be used for the purpose of maintaining the municipal general fund of the town.

DHS celebrates Earth Week

The Delhi High School JAG Career Association celebrated Earth Week April 16-20. Earth Day was April 22. The Career Association spearheaded a variety of environmental community service projects, including starting a recycling program. The members also planted a pear tree April 20. The tree was donated by Maxwell’s Hardware and Lumber. Members picked up litter on and around campus throughout the week. The Career Association kept 70 pounds of recyclables out of the landfill during the first week of the program.

Nursing home operator seeks skilled workers

“All of these small towns are gonna die and these people are all going to go to Monroe, to Jackson, to surrounding areas to find employment. If these little towns dry up…Look at Newellton. Newellton used to have a nursing home. What’s in Newellton now? Nothing! That’s what happens to your communities,” expresses Delbert Wilbanks, co-owner of Deerfield Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Delhi.

The seat of Wilbanks’ concern is the lack of Certified Nursing Assistant skilled laborers. 

Kenneth Fulford

Kenneth Fulford

Volunteer fireman charged over fire which injured wife

The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal has arrested a Delhi man for allegedly setting his home on fire.

Kenneth Fulford, 54, was booked into the Richland Parish Jail April 16 for one count of aggravated arson, one count of attempted second degree murder, aggravated cruelty to animals and one count of aggravated cruelty to persons with infirmities.

In the early morning hours of April 16, the OSFM was contacted to assist in determining the cause and origin of a fire at a home in the 300 block of Antley Road in Delhi.


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