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LA man arrested after stealing from family member

LAKE ARTHUR – A  man here was arrested over the weekend when a family member reported several pieces of missing jewelry after receiving a visit from the subject. On Saturday evening, July 23, at approximately 10:30 p.m., officers with the Lake Arthur Police Department (LAPD) responded to a theft call at the 700 block of […]

Bus schedules, routes announced for Jennings schools

The Jeff Davis Parish School Board recently unveiled the schedules for bus transportation in Jennings for the 2016-17 school year according to Leila Arceneaux, Secretary to the Transportation Supervisor. Arceneaux mentioned that there were no changes to any bus routes this coming year, only a few driver changes. Arceneaux also encouraged parents to have their […]

JDP still feeling sting of oil decline

The Louisiana Workforce Commission released unemployment numbers for parishes in the state for June 2016, with Jefferson Davis Parish (JDP) sitting right at the state-wide average of 6.2 percent. Lake Charles and Lafayette, the nearest population hubs to Jefferson Davis Parish, reported rates of 4.9 percent and 7.2 percent, respectively, with Lafayette’s numbers standing as […]

Earning it – the hard way: All-Stars learning value of work in quest to attend Laredo tourney

Members of the Welsh Broncos All-Stars have been working various odd jobs in Welsh and Jennings, earning money to afford a trip to Laredo, Tx. to play in the Zone Tournament. This week they worked at a local pizza restaurant busing tables to raise the money themselves.

WELSH – The Welsh Bronco All-Stars are learning how to work for what they need – the hard way. After making Welsh history last week by finishing second in the Louisiana Super Regional Bronco Tournament, and advancing to the Zone Tournament in Laredo, Tx., they were still faced with how to earn the funds to […]

Wilma “Jean” Richard Lawless

A Mass of Christian burial for Wilma “Jean” Richard Lawless, 81, will be held at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 10 a.m., with Reverend Charles McMillin officiating. A vigil service to honor Wilma’s life will be held Sunday night at 6 p.m. The family requests that visitation […]

Harry Roth

A memorial service with full military rites to honor the life and memory of Harry Roth will be held in California at a later date. Harry Roth was born in New York City on March 17, 1931.  He entered into eternal glory through Jesus Christ on July 22, 2016. Harry honorably served our country in […]

Rescue me

As part of rescue training, members of the Jennings Fire Department (JFD) participated in their annual close-confinement rescue practice drill. The drill was held at the Gulf Island Shipyard, formerly the LeeVac Shipyard, in Silverwood. Firefighters practiced rescuing patients from the close confines of a ship deck, as well as how to perform rescue operations from inside a tank section of the craft.

Village of Fenton to receive beautification award

FENTON – Village officials here will attend the 79th Annual Louisiana Municipal Association (LMA) Convention held in Alexandria next weekend to receive a Lt. Governor Beautification Award. Fenton Mayor Eddie Alfred, Jr. said his office received a letter informing the village of the honor and requesting the presence of Fenton’s municipality at the convention. “We […]

Races are on for fall elections

Qualifying for November races wrapped up Friday afternoon with a few surprises, and only one candidate has gone unchallenged. In Welsh, Alderman Charles Drake threw his hat in the race for mayor against incumbent Carolyn Louviere. Former chief Tommy Chaisson also signed up to challenge current Welsh Police Chief Marcus Crochet, who is seeking re-election. […]

JDPSB summit deemed success

The Jeff Davis Parish School Board (JDPSB) recently hosted its annual teacher summit at Jennings High School on July 13 for teachers to attend sessions on how to improve in the classroom. Title I/II Supervisor Angie Bech addressed members of the board about the success of the event, and what it had to offer teachers […]

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