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Santa’s helpers: Make Christmas a little easier through generosity


The Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) ASSIST Agency has once again teamed up with Marine Corps Forces Reserve Lost Veterans Inc. to help local low-income families provide Christmas gifts for their children. “The Marine Corps does a wonderful job with the Toys for Tots campaign,” ASSIST Agency Eligibility Service Coordinator III Carla Billups said. “The ASSIST […]

Hall of Trees: Lake Arthur prepares for annual Christmas tradition


LAKE ARTHUR – The community here is gearing up for the holiday season with a Christmas wonderland. The Lake Arthur Hall of Trees has been a Christmas tradition for many years, and each year countless volunteers come together along with support from Team LA to turn the City Hall meeting room into a forest of […]

Death ruled homicide

Dedrick Gant

The death of Dedrick Gant has officially been ruled a homicide by the Calcasieu Parish Coroner’s Office. Gant’s body was discovered floating in the West Bayou Grand Marais canal south of Aaron Road last Wednesday morning after a farmer reported seeing something suspicious. According to Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) Chief Deputy Chris Ivey, […]

Kaplan offense plays keep away in 29-12 Quarterfinal win


The Kaplan Pirates came in to Friday night’s Quarterfinal matchup with Jennings (JHS) known as a team that wants to control the clock and put together methodical drives on offense. They accomplished that mission with flying colors, and even sprinkled in a pair of big plays en route to a 29-12 win over the Dogs. […]

Bulldogs end season 11-2

The Jennings Bulldogs’ season came to an end Friday night with a 29-12 loss to Kaplan in the Quarterfinal Round of the LHSAA Class 3A Playoffs. Kaplan moves on to face Amite in the semi-finals, while Jennings ends its year at 11-2.

Multi agencies involved in narcotics take down

Trenton Chaisson and Justin Sonnier

Two men were arrested in a drug bust resulting from a month-long investigation between multiple law enforcement agencies within the parish. The Jennings Police Department (JPD), Ward 3 Marshall’s Office and Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO), executed a no-knock search warrant at 13018 Touchet Road early Wednesday. “When officers entered the residence, they encountered […]

Topsy man charged with marijuana cultivation

Robert Shaw, 41, of 5023 Topsy Bel Road was arrested and charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance (CDS) I marijuana cultivation, possession of drug paraphernalia and aggravated obstruction of roadway.

A Topsy man was arrested for marijuana cultivation after blocking a public road, and then inviting sheriff’s deputies into his house. Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) patrol deputies responded to a call regarding a man blocking the roadway and attempting to fight with passing traffic. When deputies arrived in the area near 5023 Topsy […]

Jennings, Kaplan breed success with same formula


While most high school students are home with family celebrating their week off of school, the Jennings Bulldogs are preparing to keep their magical 2016 run alive for one more week. The Dogs will face one of their tougher tasks Friday night when they welcome No. 3-seeded Kaplan (KHS) to Jerry Simmons Stadium for a […]

It’s Time for Turkey Day

Thanksgiving might be today but students at Bethel, Lake Arthur Elementary and Our Lady Immaculate celebrated together last week. The schools featured different events including musical performances, holiday meals and games.

Giving Thanks

Pre-k students at Elton Elementary and Hathaway High feasted on traditional Thanksgiving dishes last week in anticipation of the upcoming holiday and a break from classes.  The children were able to invite loved ones on campus to share in their holiday meal. Classes also worked on their own costumes to portray the Native Americans and Pilgrims who are credited with hosting the first Thanksgiving feast.

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