Richwood police chief arrested

Richwood Police Johnny Cleveland was arrested June 3 for domestic abuse battery and battery of a dating partner for warrants issued by Delhi Police Department.  

Cleveland was arrested in relation to an incident that occurred May 30 in Delhi.

Cleveland was booked in Richland Parish Detention Center pending $25,000 bond.

Ellington sworn in

Michael Ellington, center, has been appointed as the new assistant district attorney for the Fifth Judicial District. Joining Ellington at the swearing in ceremony were, his wife, Kristi Roberson Ellington, and daughter, Caroline and Charlotte, Judge Will Barham and District Attorney Penny Douciere.

Ellington named as new assistant district attorney

Michael R. Ellington was sworn as assistant district attorney on May 22 by Fifth District Court Judge Will Barham. 

Ellington was appointed by District Attorney Penny Douciere to serve as a criminal prosecutor for Franklin Parish as well as to handle non-support cases for Franklin, Richland and West Carroll parishes. 

Ellington is married to Kristi Roberson Ellington and is the proud father of Charlotte and Caroline Ellington. Ellington  and his wife are both natives of Franklin Parish. 

Volunteers begin planning Wreaths Across America

As most everyone’s thoughts turn to summer, here at the Rhymes Memorial Building in downtown Rayville, we of the Original Richland Library Restoration Society find our thoughts turning to this year’s theme for Wreaths Across America ... “Be An American Worth Fighting For.”

With a new president and other officers to soon be installed, the trustees and executive committee are gearing up for the annual WAA observance ceremony to be held Dec. 19 at the Northeast Louisiana Veterans’ Cemetery south of Rayville.

COVID-19 mobile testing scheduled this week

Richland Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Director Dawn Williams would like to remind residents free mobile community-based testing for COVID-19 will be conducted in Richland Parish this week.

“This is an important addition to our testing capabilities,” Williams said. “The only way to know the real impact that this virus has had, is to test as many people as possible. We actually have to expand testing if we hope to successfully avoid another significant wave of infections as we emerge from our restrictions on social distancing.”


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