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ZAM, JDAC schedule summer camp

This summer, young artists will have an opportunity to gather with peers and hone their creative skills during a five-day long Summer Art and Theatre Camp. The event is sponsored by Zigler Art Museum (ZAM) and Jeff Davis Arts Council (JDAC). “Our mission is to provide summer classes by art teachers to the students of […]

Sister Savior: Sibling donates kidney to brother

his story is the third in a series detailing how locals have been impacted by organ donation.) EVANGELINE – Jeannie Philliber would like to have a bumper sticker printed that includes her motto: “Donate. God doesn’t need your organs.” “I grew up knowing I would likely be a donor while alive, so I certainly know […]

Law Day event will honor Gunnell

In observance of Law Day, Jennings City Court is holding a public event in its courthouse that will honor 31st Judicial District Judge Steve Gunnell, as well as recognize law enforcement and past city court judges. Law Day in the U.S. was proclaimed on May 1, 1958, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Before Eisenhower’s declaration, […]

Election Day arrives Saturday

The final election day of the spring season arrives Saturday, with polls open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. A picture ID is required to vote. For information on polling sites, precincts and sample ballots, visit geauxvote.com. Voters in Jeff Davis can also call the Registrar of Voters (ROV) office at (337) 824-0834, while Acadia […]

No change in spending, less change in pockets

The Way I See It by Don West Last year, Bobbye and I were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to travel up to the Northeast visiting friends, enjoying the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains, seeing and participating in the lifestyles of the Amish people, enjoying lobster from the Atlantic, soaking in the history […]

Attitude is often the most important quality

Losing seasons in sports are by no means fun. They can be long and sometimes can cause animosity between players, coaches and fans. This year’s Jennings High School (JHS) baseball season was not one of the better campaigns in recent years, but one thing is for sure: the players in maroon and white represented the […]

Jennings Farmers Market prepping for new season

Jennings Farmers Market organizers met this week to network with the community and plan the vendor lineup for the upcoming market season. “Although we don’t yet have an exact scheduled starting date, we do know it will be some time mid-May,” said organizer Katherine Esthay. “Right now it’s still too early to know what produce […]

Police jury applying for state grant

The Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Police Jury hopes Louisiana Community Development Block Grant (LCDBG) funds could cover cost for plans to upgrade certain parish roads. The competitive program has adjusted its requirements for receiving funding, and its priorities under the Public Facilities Program will include sewer, potable water and street improvements. The police jury is […]

Hathaway store receives alcohol permit

HATHAWAY – The Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury authorized the issuance of an alcohol permit to the Dollar General store here. The motion was introduced by Dist. 8 Juror Wayne Fruge. Despite some residents’ disapproval of plans to construct the Dollar General in 2016, Fruge believes people are now feeling more comfortable about the addition […]

Arrest made in fatal Lafayette shooting

A suspect in a Lafayette homicide was discovered hiding out at a Jennings hotel Wednesday afternoon. According to a spokesperson for the Lafayette Police Department (LPD), officers arrested 27-year-old Quinton Jamal Benjamin on a charge of second-degree murder for the fatal shooting of 42-year-old Ray Cudges of Duson. Officials have been searching for Benjamin following […]

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