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Chasing History

JHS running back Travis Etienne will attempt to break the school rushingrecord Thursday night when the Dogs face Kinder. Etienne needs only 38 yards to take over the top spot at JHS.

It’s Only a Play: ABOB production to hit Strand Stage in September

The cast of “It’s Only a Play” includes (from left to right) Glenetta Shuey, Felicia Simar, Megan Roy Miller, Terry LeJeune, Heather Benoit, Carson Turgeon, Carl Benoit and Courtney Howard.

“It’s Only a Play,” but that will not keep its characters from loving, hating, backstabbing then loving one another all over again in the latest A Block Off Broadway (ABOB) play set to hit the Strand Theatre stage next month. Director Joey Frazier-Cole described the Terrence McNally-penned production as a theatrical show about theatrical people, […]

Flexing their muscles: Jackets top Oberlin, Oakdale in Allen Parish Jamboree


OAKDALE – The Kinder Yellow Jackets looked close to being in mid-season form Friday night as they blasted Oberlin and Oakdale in the Allen Parish Jamboree. The Jackets hammered Oberlin 27-0 in their opening contest, which consisted of only a single 15-minute period, then punished Oakdale 21-0 in the second. Kinder’s vaunted defense allowed only […]

Welsh dominates JDP Jamboree, Lake Arthur blows past Elton 21-0


The Lake Arthur cheerleaders lifted a sign last night to start the Jeff Davis Parish Jamboree. “14,000 sandbags, 60 inches of water-we defeated the flood, you’re next.” Those prophetic words held true in the first game of the night, as the Tigers defeated the Elton Indians by a 21-0 score in the opening contest. Welsh […]

Dogs chop down 5A Sam Houston 7-3


SULPHUR- Facing a fourth-and-one situation from the Sam Houston 32-yard-line, all the Jennings Bulldogs had to do was find a way to pick up the yard and run out the remaining 1:19 to claim a spirited win over the Broncos, and like has done for the past three years, Travis Etienne Jr. just found a […]

Edwards visits Lake Arthur


LAKE ARTHUR – Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards visited the community here to meet the people who banded together to save their town. Edwards arrived by Blackhawk helicopter to the Lake Arthur Community Center mid-morning on Thursday. The parish visit was part of an effort to view much of the flood-damaged areas in Southwest Louisiana. […]

Football season kicks off

All four high school football teams in the parish open their seasons with area jamborees tonight. Jennings will travel to Sulphur to take on Sam Houston at 7 p.m., while Welsh, Lake Arthur and Elton will clash in the Jeff Davis Parish Jamboree beginning at 6 p.m. at Welsh High School.

LSP holds dedication ceremony for Vincent

A section of La. 14 between La. 27 and Lognion Road was recently dedicated to fallen LSP Senior Trooper Steven Vincent. Vincent’s family was in attendance, along with law enforcement agencies, LSP Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson, Senator Dan “Blade” Morrish, Senator Ronnie Johns and Former Speaker of the House Speaker Chuck Kleckley.

HOLMWOOD – Louisiana State Police (LSP) Troop D held a dedication ceremony here Wednesday for a section of La. 14 between La. 27 and Lognion Road dedicated to LSP Senior Trooper Steven Vincent. It was just a year ago on Aug. 23, 2015, at 2:43 p.m. when Vincent arrived on the scene of a vehicle […]

JPD seeks robbery suspect


The Jennings Police Department (JPD) is reaching out to the public in an effort to identify an unknown subject involved in the robbery of a local convenience store. Tuesday at approximately 2 a.m., JPD received a report of a robbery at the Exxon Mobil convenience store located on La. Hwy, 26. “Upon arrival, officers and […]

Building permits recommended before repairs begin


Residents who have suffered flood damage to their homes are advised to acquire a building permit before beginning repairs. “FEMA suggested residents obtain a permit even if repairs are not major,” Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Building Permit Clerk and Floodplan Administrator Linda Skrantz said. “There would then be a record of damage to the home […]

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