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Delhi seeks to flush out issues in water system

The Town of Delhi is asking all water customers to participate in a cross connection survey.

The purpose of the survey is to help determine if any  customers have special plumbing or activities on their premises that could increase the risk of contamination to Delhi’s water system.  

The Town of Delhi has not had any issues and this is a proactive measure to ensure that the water supply is not affected by cross-connection.  

Hamilton seeks post as district judge

Long time practicing attorney and Assistant District Attorney John “Clay” Hamilton is announcing his candidacy for the Fifth Judicial District Court Judgeship.  There are currently two separate District Judge division seats to be filled this year.  Clay intends to qualify for the Division A bench, recently vacated by Judge Terry Doughty.  Judge Doughty was appointed by President Trump and confirmed by the United States Senate to fill the Federal District bench in Monroe, Louisiana.

Delhi police solve burglaries

The Delhi Police Department received complaints in reference to vehicle burglaries which resulted in several firearms being stolen on May 25.

Delhi police received one complaint were two individuals attempted to enter a garage but stopped when they saw a surveillance camera. Officers were able to identify the subject in the video surveillance as Kavari L. Jones, 222 W. Hickory Ave., Bastrop. Jones was charged with two counts of burglary, possession of firearms by a convicted felon and trespassing. 

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Richland included in incentive program

Part of Richland Parish is included in a census tract which is among 150 the U.S. Department of the Treasury has certified as Opportunity Zones, which will feature tax incentives to attract investments to low-income communities in the state. 

The section of Richland Parish included in the program is in the Rayville area, north of I-20 between Girard and Bee Bayou roads.

Part of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the Opportunity Zones program will establish low-income communities as tax-advantaged areas for new long-term private investment.

Cemetery to host Memorial Day program

The Northeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery will host its Memorial Day Program at 11 a.m. May 28. 

Louisiana Department of Veteran’s Affairs Secretary Joey Strickland will be the keynote speaker.

“We will gather to remember America’s sons and daughters who sacrificed everything in the defense of our nation,” Strickland said. “This, however, is not a day for celebration. It is a day for reflection and remembrance. 

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