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Football season kicks off

All four high school football teams in the parish open their seasons with area jamborees tonight. Jennings will travel to Sulphur to take on Sam Houston at 7 p.m., while Welsh, Lake Arthur and Elton will clash in the Jeff Davis Parish Jamboree beginning at 6 p.m. at Welsh High School.

LSP holds dedication ceremony for Vincent

A section of La. 14 between La. 27 and Lognion Road was recently dedicated to fallen LSP Senior Trooper Steven Vincent. Vincent’s family was in attendance, along with law enforcement agencies, LSP Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson, Senator Dan “Blade” Morrish, Senator Ronnie Johns and Former Speaker of the House Speaker Chuck Kleckley.

HOLMWOOD – Louisiana State Police (LSP) Troop D held a dedication ceremony here Wednesday for a section of La. 14 between La. 27 and Lognion Road dedicated to LSP Senior Trooper Steven Vincent. It was just a year ago on Aug. 23, 2015, at 2:43 p.m. when Vincent arrived on the scene of a vehicle […]

Original Flight 11 pilot to visit Bethel

With the 15th anniversary of 9/11 quickly approaching, Bethel Church in Jennings has invited a special guest speaker to share his personal experiences on that tragic day. After volunteering on September 10, 2001, Steve Scheibner was the pilot originally scheduled to fly American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston to Los Angeles on the following day, […]

Jury votes for Corps investigation

The Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury is requesting for the Army Corps of Engineers to investigate the need for weirs or floodgates on the levees in the Rockefeller Refuge. Wednesday the jury voted on a motion to adopt a resolution to request a formal investigation into the need for weirs. The parish attempted to have […]

Disturbance call leads deputies on pursuit

The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) received a call involving a disturbance at 14127 Payton Road in Welsh on Tuesday afternoon. As deputies approached the residence they observed a male subject exit a nearby vehicle and run. According to JDSO Chief Deputy Chris Ivey, deputies began searching for the subject and trailed him back […]

Gambling still a big part of sports world

The sports world in no stranger to gambling, as it has been prevalent ever since the beginning of organized competition, but just how much of an impact does it have nowadays compared to years past? With the mob controlling most of organized gambling throughout the early 1900’s, it was no secret that players were paid […]

JPD seeks robbery suspect


The Jennings Police Department (JPD) is reaching out to the public in an effort to identify an unknown subject involved in the robbery of a local convenience store. Tuesday at approximately 2 a.m., JPD received a report of a robbery at the Exxon Mobil convenience store located on La. Hwy, 26. “Upon arrival, officers and […]

Historic flooding will cost La. agriculture at least $110M

BATON ROUGE – Heavy rains that recently caused historic flooding in south Louisiana will cost the state’s agriculture industry at least $110 million, according to preliminary estimates from the LSU AgCenter.  That figure is expected to grow as farmers realize the full extent of flood damage, said AgCenter economist Kurt Guidry. Many factors — including […]

Reassessment required for damaged property

Jeff Davis Parish (JPD) Tax Assessor Donald Kratzer reminds the public that storm-damaged property needs to be re-valued for this year. “We will be set up in a location in Welsh and Lake Arthur, helping people re-value their flood damaged property for the upcoming year,” he said. “Anyone with flood damaged property, either a business […]

Building permits recommended before repairs begin


Residents who have suffered flood damage to their homes are advised to acquire a building permit before beginning repairs. “FEMA suggested residents obtain a permit even if repairs are not major,” Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Building Permit Clerk and Floodplan Administrator Linda Skrantz said. “There would then be a record of damage to the home […]

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