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Fun October planned in parish

Even though it is still quite warm outside, fall is here, which means festival season is getting underway in Jeff Davis Parish. Locals can look forward to plenty of activities this year and it seems each week is bringing something for everyone to enjoy over the next month. Next weekend will see the annual End […]

Party safely

This weekend two bodies of students will celebrate homecoming, and more annual dances are just around the corner. It is an exciting time for not only students, but alumni who are gathering to remember years past and catch up with former classmates. This week was bumpy for some but has ended on a positive note. […]

Are the days of asking for a date gone?

With homecoming season in full swing all across the state of Louisiana, there are a variety of things that have changed concerning the time-honored event. Yes, there are the issues with toilet papering houses, firing certain unwanted objects at other houses and vehicles and other tomfoolery that doesn’t need to be mentioned. However, another “tradition” […]

There is a difference between hijinks and hate

It is the time of year when high school students celebrate homecoming with costumes, fun activities, community pep rallies, parades and a night of dancing in beautiful dresses and smart suits. There are pranks, too, many of which are harmless and enjoyed by most. Unfortunately, as we see each year, some use homecoming week as […]

Lax behavior letting hackers in

The Internet plays an integral role in many people’s daily lives. The number of Internet users increased from 738 million in 2000 to 3.2 billion in 2015, according to a report from the International Telecommunication Union. While spending time online has become second nature, it’s important that users remember to prioritize security when spending time […]

Are parents posting too much online?

Many parents on social media sites tend to over-share when it comes to their children. Every event or casual outing is documented via pictures and status updates, while some are even so bold as to tell the world whenever their child has made a mistake or bad decision. But how much right do parents have […]

High school hazings stirring trouble across America

Hazing and initiations have been a part of sports for as long as people can remember, but has the performing of certain rituals begun to go too far in this day in age? In years past, it was not unfamiliar to see older athletes initiate younger ones with smearing shaving cream on their face after […]

Troubles rise though water recedes

The water has subsided in most areas but the devastation and hardship from August’s record-breaking floods continue. The Associated Press reported that over 850 people are still in shelters in East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Livingston, East Feliciana and Tangipahoa parishes. Most of those individuals are struggling to find rental property and transportation after losing homes […]

Incarceration, sentencing practices across state need revamping

Many in the parish are hoping Jeff Davis could find ways to reduce the taxpayer dollars spent on housing inmates here or those transferred to Concordia Parish. The search in reducing spending on incarceration is a statewide concern, though. A report from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor released last week that said the state could save […]

Time for Miles to move on

For the past two football seasons, the spirited debate over whether or not Les Miles should continue to serve as the head football coach at LSU has reached an all-time high. After failing to live up to expectations over the past couple of seasons, Miles barely hung on to his job after LSU Chancellor F. […]

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