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Thompson chairs dairy stabilization study commission

During the 2018 Regular Legislative Session, the legislature approved Senate Bill 560 by State Senator Beth Mizell to create the Dairy Stabilization Study Commission. SB 560, now Act 611, is an effort to ensure adequate supplies of milk and dairy products, protect consumers against excessive prices, and bolster the industry for Louisiana’s dairy farmers.

Investigation leads to narcotics arrest

The Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest following a recent investigation into the illegal sale of narcotics in the parish.

Deputies arrested Daniel L. Mock, 36, on an outstanding RPSO warrant charging him with four counts of distribution of crack cocaine.  

Mock was booked into the Richland Parish Detention Center where he is being held on a $400,000 bond.

Local field day set for cattle producers

A wide range of topics involving cattle will be presented at the LSU AgCenter northeast Louisiana beef and forage field day on Sept. 20 at the Goldmine Plantation in Richland Parish.

The event starts at 9 a.m. with registration at 8:30 a.m. A lunch will be provided.

The agenda includes presentations on:

• Selection and management of clovers.

•  Safe deworming and vaccination practices for bred cows.

• Managing nutrition in fall transition.

• Pasture weed control.

• Marketing strategies for beef cattle.

• A hay baler display.

Monroe man pleads guilty in shooting of Rayville resident

District Attorney John M. “Mack” Lancaster announced that on Aug. 16, Joshua J. Chisley of Monroe pled guilty to manslaughter and aggravated burglary in connection with the death of Keric Whitfield on May 12, 2017. 

Lancaster said that Chisley will be sentenced on Nov. 7 by Judge Stephen Dean.  Chisley may receive a sentence of up to 70 years in prison.  Lancaster advised that Chisley is currently 25 years old.

Richland agencies partner with Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers of North Delta is expanding into Richland Parish.

Richland Parish Sheriff Gary Gilley said getting a crime stoppers program for Richland Parish had been one of his long-term goals. Gilley, along with Delhi Police Chief Roy Williams, Mangham Police Chief Perry Fleming and Rayville Police Chief Willie Robinson met with officials from the Crime Stoppers organization to begin the process.

Plans are also underway to expand the program into Jackson, Caldwell and Morehouse parishes.

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