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RPSO investigation leads to record-breaking arrest

The Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office, along with Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, Monroe Police ,Metro Narcotics and the FBI recebtkt ended a several months long narcotic investigation in Richland and Ouachita parishes. 

As a result, Dele Young Miller, 24, and Ashley Bradshaw, 36, both of Rayville, were arrested after a search warrant served for their residence led to the seizure of over 2.5 kilos of methamphetamines, approximately four ounces of synthetic marijuana, Xanax and a handgun.

The drugs seized had an approximate street value of $80,000.

Kiwanis Club seeks nominations for Aycock award

The deadline for nominations for the fifth Annual Sellers Aycock Jr., Service Award is drawing near.

All nominations must be received by the Rayville Kiwanis Aycock Awards Committee by Sept. 28. The winner will be announced at a special awards banquet held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the First United Methodist Church in Rayville.

Nomination forms are available by calling Bob Kidd at 322-6600 or by contacting any member of the Kiwanis Club. 

To make reservations for reserved banquet tables, sponsorships and individual tickets, contact Charles Darnell at 334-7177.

‘The Road Not Taken’ leads to better literacy instruction

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.”

Perhaps you are familiar with these lines from Robert Frost’s famous poem, “The Road Not Taken.”  Recently, teachers from around the state gathered together in New Orleans from July 23-26 and debated the meaning of this poem.  Why?  To improve English Language Arts instruction.

Jobless rate rises slightly in Richland Parish

The unemployment rate for Richland Parish rose somewhat in June according to the latest figures released by the Louisiana Works Commission.

The parish unemployment rate for June rose to 7.5 percent from 6.1 percent in May. 

This is also higher than the 6.7 percent registered in June 2017. 

This means 638 people were looking for work in Richland Parish in June, up from 508 in May and 577 a year ago. In all, 7,856 people were employed in the parish in June, up from 7,929 in May, but down from 8,069 a year ago.

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