Town observes MLK Jr. Day

Richland Parish residents lined the streets of Rayville on Monday as they took part in the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day parade. 

Several churches, and other organizations participated with a float.

The float winners were first place, Bright Water AME;  second place, Antioch #1 BC; and third place,  Mt. Zion BC. 

Serving as Grand Marshal  was Andre’ Fuller. 

Events started off the night before with Rayville Mayor Harry Lewis giving the key note address at the MLK banquet.

Delhi mayor urges citizens to comply with census forms

Delhi Mayor Jesse Washington commits to working on the 2020 census for the Town of Delhi along with the town clerk and public works director.

Each citizen is encouraged to please complete and mail back their census form.  

It is very important to submit your form in a timely manner to avoid a visit from a representative of the census bureau.  The information gathered in this survey aids in the determination of awarding loans, housing and CDBG grants. 

Chief unopposed in Rayville election

Rayville Police Chief Willie Robinson will serve another term in office after running unopposed for re-election.

Qualifying for the police chief’s election in Rayville ended Friday with Robinson as the only candidate on the ballot.

Meanwhile, incumbent mayor Harry Lewis will face two challengers for his position in the March 24 municipal election.

He is being challenged by Morgan Moss Jr. of the Green Party and Cassius Clay Muhammad who is running as an independent.

Six candidates are running for the five seats on the Rayville Town Council. 


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