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Senator discusses ramifications of state budget bill

The Louisiana Legislature just completed its 2019 Regular Session. The constitution called for a fiscal session so legislators busily debated tax and budget bills with House Bill 105, the General Appropriations Bill, being by far the hottest topic of the session.

The legislature began the session in a better posture to create a budget than it had been in the last three years. That, however, did not mean that the effort to pass a budget was not contentious. With an uncertain revenue forecast on the table, legislators began the session with two competing budget bills.

Alumni sponsor family movie night

Family movie night will continue at the Rayville Rosenwald/Eula D. Britton Alumni Center with Hidden Figures.

The movie will be shown at 7 p.m. July 6 at the alumni center, 103 Cotton St., Rayville.

Admission, popcorn and soft drinks are free. Donations will be accepted to help defray the cost of the event.

Hidden Figures is the story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henderson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae), the three African American women who were the brains behind astronaut John Glen’s launch into orbit.

Traffic stop leads to drug arrests by Delhi officer

A traffic stop netted two drug arrests Saturday in Delhi.

Delhi Police Officer Tyrone Williams made a traffic stop at 7:39 p.m. June 29 to pick up Keymoshon Washington for an outstanding warrant. 

Williams arrested Washington and during the search of his person, one gram of cocaine was found in his shoe. In addition, Washington’s vehicle did not have proper registration and insurance. A search of the vehicle was conducted and five ounces of marijuana was found. 

Washington was charged an outstanding warrant and possession of cocaine.

Board helps Richland get ready to work

Workforce Development Board 83 held Lunch-n-Learns in Delhi and Bastrop  in May to further inform area workforce recruiters and employers on the ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate  Program.   

The Work Ready program assists regions and states with developing a workforce pipeline to provide skilled workers for employers by using the ACT WorkKeys System. 

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