The place had several names; Holly Wood, since holly trees grew on its ridges and The Sticks because it was out in ’em. It was called the Robinson Settlement because three brothers of that name played a prominent part….
J. Richard Griffin Dies (age-105) – January 26th, 2020. Former Crew Lake Native, 1934 graduate of Start High, and “The First Mayor of Sarepta, Louisiana”
John Richard Griffin, extraordinary, special, intelligent, respectful, thoughtful, grateful, modest, determined, devoted, courageous, strong-willed, eternally optimistic – that’s how anyone who knew Richard would describe him.
Mr. Kalil, the son of immigrant parents from Lebanon, held the mayor’s post from 1970 until 1994. For ten years prior to that, from 1960 until his election as mayor in 1970, he was a member of the Board of Aldermen. Active in state levels as well, Mr. Kalil was a member and leader of the Louisiana Municipal Association, serving in 1974 and 75 as its president. For the remainder of his life, he was a valued member of the LMA Executive Board. In addition, he served on the Louisiana Municipal Retirement System and had been chairman of that board for the past 20 years.
1929 Rayville Hornet State Championship Football Team Sat, Jan 11, 1930 – 1 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com In the picture standing, left to right:… Read More