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Girls’ basketball receiving support it deserves

High school playoff basketball gets underway today, and for a lot of people around this area, that means it’s the best time of the year for them. Although Jeff Davis Parish is known for being a football hotbed, people around these parts do love their round ball as well and with so many teams having […]

Unified voices

Healthy Home Coalition meets in parish

Ordinances to be lifted for Mardi Gras events

ELTON – Two Mardi Gras events are ready to run through the town next weekend. Representatives from Caesar’s Chicken Run and the Elton Mardi Gras Association went before the town council Monday to request permission to lift Elton’s open container ordinance, allowing for a chicken run and Mardi Gras caravan to pass through the town. […]

Aldermen set budget for Lagniappe Festival

WELSH – A $20,000 budget has been set for the annual Lagniappe Festival here, meaning locals can bank on enjoying carnival rides, food and live bands in the last weekend of April. Charles Drake, who oversees the festival, approached the Board of Aldermen at a Feb. 7 meeting to request funds to begin booking entertainment. […]

Voter-backed millage bump to be levied

In April, the Jennings City Council plans to levy the street millage rate up to 8.96 mills, a move that was approved by voters last spring. The tax is dedicated to improving and maintaining city streets and bridges. The 2016 rate was 8.510 mills but voters approved continuing the tax for 10 years, starting in […]

Bernice Chaisson Neal

Funeral services for Mrs. Bernice Chaisson Neal, 88, will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Miguez Funeral Home chapel, with Blaine St. Germain officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, from 3-9 p.m. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings. […]

Jack Robertson

Jack Robertson, 86, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in his Welsh home, surrounded by his family. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Welsh. Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Hixson Funeral […]

Saundra Jacqueline LeGros

It’s with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Saundra Jacqueline LeGros announces her passing from this life on Feb. 9, 2017 at the age of 68.  Funeral services will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Jennings on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at 10 a.m., with Brother Don Barrett […]

The Next Step: Hounds ready to build on past two seasons

WELSH – On Feb. 20, the Welsh Greyhounds will open up baseball season at home versus East Beauregard. They are hoping to build off some promising preseason results, going toe-to-toe with Jennings in a scrimmage, and outscoring both Iota and Rosepine in two other preseason skirmishes. Head Coach Rusty Williams said he is very optimistic […]

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