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Rain, rain, go away

Thursday afternoon’s rain shower didn’t stop the Robertson siblings from enjoying a day in the park. Liam, 9, Mila, 8 and Noah, 6, all of Jennings, enjoyed the rainy afternoon at the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park with their grandmother, Sug Robertson.

Segura announces run for Jennings mayor

Jimmy Segura

Jeff Davis School Board member Jimmy Segura announced Thursday morning he plans to run for the Jennings mayoral seat during the round of elections scheduled for March 2017. Segura said his early announcement was simply to introduce himself to the community and establish the relationship he hoped to form with citizens and potential future candidates. […]

Lake Arthur’s Woods garners academic honor

Morgan Woods

LAKE CHARLES – McNeese women’s track and field team was recognized by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for earning Women’s NCAA Division I track and field all-academic team honors, the organization released on Thursday. In addition to team honors, Cowgirl javelin thrower Morgan Woods earned individual USTFCCCA all-academic honors. […]

Training to save lives: WPD participates in active shooter drills


WELSH – Four members of the Lake Charles Police Department (LCPD) SWAT team spent the full day Wednesday with the Welsh Police Department (WPD) and deputies from the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) practicing various stages of active shooter training. That morning, training exercises were held in the halls and classrooms of Welsh Elementary […]

Garden Visitor

A baby lizard was spotted hiding among the petals of a red gerber daisy on the front porch of a Jennings residence.

Hounds football program recognized with Sportsmanship Award

The Welsh football team was awarded by the LCAFOA on 

WELSH – The Welsh High School football team received quite the accomplishment on Tuesday when they were awarded with the Jack Hazel Sportsmanship Award by the Lake Charles Area Football Officials Association (LCAFOA). Each season, the LCAFOA presents a revolving sportsmanship trophy to the school that exhibits the best overall sportsmanship on the playing field […]

Staged crashes lead to multiple arrests

LSP arrested  seven suspects in Jennings on Tuesday.

Seven people were arrested in Jennings Tuesday in a sting operation conducted by the Louisiana State Police (LSP) Bureau of Investigations Insurance Fraud and Auto Theft Unit. The arrested subjects were involved in a series of staged crashes throughout Jeff Davis Parish (JDP). “Earlier this year, LSP investigators, in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of […]

Ready to land

A wood stork was spotted gliding down for a landing by local photographer Theresa Lyons. Share your outdoor images by emailing pictures with a brief description to

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 […]

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.

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