Divine Pearls are Sowing Love in the community

The Divine Pearl’s organization has taken on a new initiative, Sowing Love. 

Along with its other principle ideals such as community service, modeling positive behaviors, education and helping our fellowman, this new initiative is grounded in the heart of kindness and the spirit of showing gratitude to those who are often times overlooked while providing much needed services for others. 

Officer training offered

Richland Parish Sheriff Garry Gilley sponsored a program from Tom Long’s Tactical Officers Survival School for local and out of state officers.

Long is a law enforcement officer with 33 years of service. He has been a firearms and tactical SWAT instructor for the past 28 years. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has thousands of hours of police training. He is a recognized law enforcement expert in police firearms, pursuits, policy and procedure in local state and federal court levels.

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. 


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