RPSO makes drug arrest

The Richland Parish Sheriff Office conducted a traffic stop at 4 a.m. May 11 on LA Hwy 583 (Bee Bayou) for improper lane use. Deputies became suspicious of the driver due to his behavior and were able to obtain consent to search the vehicle. Upon searching the deputies found seven baggies of suspected marijuana, and 10 suspected ecstasy pills. The driver, Antoine Lashay Johnson, 42, of Monroe, was charged with improper lane usage, no insurance, open container, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute ecstasy.

Cleanest City winner

LGCF State Cleanest City Chairman Jean Gilstrap of Farmerville and judges Patsy Hebert of Abbeville and Shirley Key of Oak Grove present Delhi Mayor Jesse Washington and Delhi Garden Club President Eva Dawson with this year’s Cleanest City contest state award as other dignitaries look on.

Delhi accepts Cleanest City Award

The Town of Delhi has been named the Cleanest City in the State by the Louisiana Garden Club Federation.

“This is a stepping stone toward improving the town,” Delhi Mayor Jesse Washington said. “This is a big accomplishment which wouldn’t have been possible without the people of Delhi and the town workers cooperating to achieve this.”

Memorial Day event planned at state cemetery

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy will be the guest speaker at this year’s Memorial Day program at 11 a.m. May 27 at the Northeast Louisiana Veteran’s Cemetery.

Cemetery director Tim Johnson reminds those wishing to participate that parking is limited due to large crowds and asked people to carpool when possible.

In addition, service organizations wishing to place a memorial wreath during the program should contact Johnson at 318-728-4346.

Northern Exposure

Taking part in the Richland Parish Chamber of Commerce’s delegation to Northern Exposure at the state capitol are, from left, Patrick Savage, Chelsea Higginbotham, Scott Franklin and Hunter Fife and Luke Letlow (not shown).

Chamber members attend Northern Exposure

Several board members of the Richland Parish Chamber of Commerce traveled to Baton Rouge last week to attend Northern Exposure, which is essentially “North Louisiana Day” at the legislature.  


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