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Fenton officer remembered

Officer Shannon Brown

FENTON – As preparations are made to lay Police Officer Shannon Brown to rest, employees of the village here remember their co-worker and friend as being dedicated and down-to-earth. Brown, 40, a Lake Charles native, had six children aged seven through 19. He was a deputy of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office for eight years […]

Welsh sees flooded homes, damaged graves

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WELSH – Bayou Lacassine and smaller waterways that trail throughout the town here contributed to flooded homes and some damage to East Ridge Cemetery. Welsh Police Chief Marcus Crochet said between Sunday and Monday, his department, Welsh Fire Department and volunteers worked to evacuate residents from about 25 homes. Mayor Carolyn Louviere said the majority […]

LA prepares for rising floodwaters

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LAKE ARTHUR – Officials, law enforcement and citizens here are gearing up for anticipated rising floodwaters. Although many have already begun evacuating their homes during the weekend, a town meeting was held Monday morning for those still in the area, to help citizens be aware of the estimated rising water levels and evacuation plans.

Water woes: JDP takes hit during storms, LA, Mermentau River to see most water

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Jeff Davis Parish suffered a rough weekend as storms hovered over Southwest Louisiana and Acadiana, but the threat is far from over. As roads flooded and drainage systems struggled to keep up with downpours that dropped nearly 20 inches of rain between Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon, dozens of homes across the parish began taking […]

WWII vets honored by Coast Guard

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Forty-one World War II (WWII) veterans were honored at Southwest Louisiana Veteran’s Home (SWLVA) Friday, in a ceremony recognizing their sacrifice to their country, and also received a visit from a few “Coasties.” The ceremony began with an opening prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance and a live rendition of The Star Spangled Banner, followed by […]

Rehabbed and revitalized: Lejeune back to guide Dogs after off-season surgery

No. 15 Kendrick Lejeune has recovered from surgery to repair a frayed labrum and is ready to start his senior gridiron campaign.

“We are playing with a little bit of a chip on our shoulder this year. We know we have to come out and play with something to prove this season.” Jennings High School senior quarterback Kendrick Lejeune has always managed to find himself in a leadership position on either the football field or baseball diamond. […]

Good catch

Lexi Lege, 9, of Morse, reeled in a fish at Castex Landing on the Mermentau River.

Fall florals

As part of the R&R Class scheduled line-up, Jeff Davis Parish Library hosted a floral arts class. The class for the scrappy ribbon and mesh swag tutorial was led by Instructor Donna Parsley, who showed attendees how to make a colorful fall swag out of leftover florals, scrap and mesh.

Bulldog palooza: Tupper Museum displays JHS memorabilia

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Special items chronicling the history of Jennings High School (JHS) are on display in the “Bulldog Palooza” exhibit in the Old Magnolia Room at the Tupper Museum. The exhibit will be available August 15 through October 31. Residents can reminisce about Bulldog yesteryears with memorabilia including old yearbooks, trophies, cheerleader and Jazzer uniforms, football jerseys, […]

Classroom blessing

The staff and students at Our Lady Immaculate Catholic School started the new school year in prayer. Fr. Charles McMillin blessed the classrooms, teachers and students Wednesday.

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