Nominations are now open for Aycock service award

Nominations for the Annual Sellers Aycock Jr. Service Award are now open to any man or woman in Richland Parish whose achievements, leadership and service have been accomplished for the benefit of the community.

The nominee does not have to be a member of the Rayville Kiwanis Club but must be a resident of Richland Parish. 

The selection committee, chosen on a confidential basis is comprised of citizens of the community and is appointed by the Aycock Awards Committee sponsored by the Rayville Kiwanis Club.

Mangham little league field vandalized

The Mangham Little League baseball park was vandalized between the hours of 3-5:45 p.m. Monday. Graffiti was painted with vulgar language. The Mangham Police Department is offering a cash reward for any information that leads to the arrest of person or persons responsible for the vandalism. Any information given will be kept confidential. Contact Mangham Police Department at 318-248-3100 or Perry Fleming Chief of Police at 318-341-2466.

Mangham little league field vandalized

Storms delay mobile testing for COVID-19 until June 15

Due to the current forecast and impending impact of Tropical Storm Christobal, mobile testing for COVID-19 in Richland Parish will be suspended through June 12.

Richland Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness Director Dawn Williams announced  said the current support provided by Louisiana National Guard is expected to be repurposed for storm support as well as the need to secure any other equipment being used during this period is imperative.

Jobless rate rises sharply during shut-down

Unemployment rose sharply in Richland Parish in April according to figures released this week by the Louisiana Works commission.

The jobless rate for Richland Parish rose from 8.9 percent in in March to 10.7 percent in April. It is also up from 5.1 percent in April 2019.

That translates into 775 people being out of work in Richland Parish last month as opposed to 754 in March and 418 a year ago.

The Richland Parish workforce was down to 6,465 people in April from 7,683 people in March and down from 7,727 a year ago.

Rayville mayor urges citizens to take census

Rayville Mayor Harry Lewis is urging residents to complete the 2020 census.

“It is my sincere hope that all our citizens are staying safe during this COVID-19 pandemic,” Lewis said. “Since many of you are staying home and have a bit of free time, I respectfully urge you to take time to complete your 2020 census.”

Lewis noted the census takes about 10 minutes to complete and can be completed online, by mail or phone. The questions are simple and noninvasive. Your personal information is confidential and protected by law. 


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