Delhi police make drug arrests

The Delhi Police Department arrested Dylan Cason of Oak Grove on Nov. 2 for possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of synthetic marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Cason also had warrants out of West Carroll Parish for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Toby Brooks of Oak Grove was arrested also for failure to appear on a traffic violation out of West Carroll Parish. Both Cason and Brooks were transported to West Carroll Parish Sheriff Office pending bond.

Richland parish jobless rate falls

The jobless rate for Richland Parish fell more than half a percent in September.

The Richland Parish unemployment rate fell from 6.9 percent in August to 6.3 percent in September according to figures released by the the Louisiana Works Commission. It was higher than the 5.4 percent registered in September 2017.

That translates into 514 people looking for work in the parish in September, down from 582 in August and up from 450 a year ago.

Currently 7,708 people are working in Richland Parish. That’s down from 7,795 in August and 7,811 a year ago.

Darnell wins annual Aycock service award

Charles Darnell of Rayville was the winner of the Sellers Aycock Jr., Service Award for 2018 at the annual awards banquet held at the First United Methodist Church in Rayville recently.

The Aycock Award is presented by the Rayville Kiwanis Club/Aycock Awards Committee to a person who has voluntarily chosen to donate time and effort for the betterment of the community, whether it be volunteering in schools, veterans affairs, helping a friend or neighbor in need, teaching a child how to read or throw a ball or standing up for causes good for the community.

RPSO plans prayer breakfast

The Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office will host its annual Thanksgiving prayer breakfast at 8 a.m. Nov. 19 at the Rayville Civic Center and at 8 a.m. Nov. 20 at the Delhi Civic Center.

All Richland Parish seniors, age 60 and over, are invited to pray for the community, enjoy breakfast and fellowship and enter to win door prizes.

The annual event is sponsored by the Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Registration deadline nears for fall election in Richland

The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election is drawing near.

Richland Parish residents will help decide the fate of a number of state and local items on the ballot as well as six constitutional amendments.

The deadline to register to vote in person or by mail for the Nov. 6 election is Oct. 9. The deadline to register to vote through the GeauxVote Online Registration System is Oct. 16.

Early voting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 23-30 (except Sunday, Oct. 28).


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