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Welsh High graduates Class of 2017

WELSH – Family, friends and community here gathered at Welsh High School’s (WHS) Greyhound Stadium Wednesday night for the 2016-2017 graduation ceremony. The class song was “Little Wonders” by Rob Thomas, the class flower was the white rose with red tips and the class colors were red, black, white and silver. Their motto was, “It’s […]


Veterans Home holds Family Day

Road closures, flooding continue

As rising water continues to cause road closures, the Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Police Jury reminds motorists to be cautious regarding flooded roadways. JDP Road Administrator Randy Ringuet said workers have been busy assessing and checking water levels on the most flooded roads in rural areas of the parish. “We currently have over 51 roads […]

Ready for the World

Lacassine’s Olmstead claims second straight state victory

BATON ROUGE – Lacassine hurdler Hailie Olmstead found her way back on the top of the medal stand Thursday night by winning a state title in the 100-meter hurdles at the Class B state track meet at LSU. Olmstead is no stranger to state titles in the Class B hurdles as she claimed gold in […]

Simply Outstanding: Guidry claims 3 state titles at Class B meet

BATON ROUGE – For four years, Hathaway High School athlete Trenton Guidry has had his fair share of big moments on the basketball court, the golf course and the track. But he saved what will be remembered as arguably his best performance for last as he took home Class B state titles in the 110-meter […]

Injury leads mother to advocate for face masks in softball

A resident of Iota has decided to take a stand after watching her daughter suffer through an unpredictable, life-changing injury. Tonya Leonards plans to use the painful face injury endured by her daughter, Abigail, as a tool to promote the use of facemasks across all softball leagues. Tonya has enjoyed watching her 21-year-old daughter pitch […]

Floodwaters affect communities

Communities throughout the parish experienced excessive floodwaters in yards, driveways and roadways. In Welsh, at least three homes in the 600 and 700 blocks of South Polk Street in Welsh were inundated with water by Thursday morning. Officials reported a water level of 35 inches over the enter line of the road in that area.

House burns in Welsh

WELSH – Officials here are uncertain if dangerous weather contributed to a fire that consumed a home here Wednesday. Welsh Police Department (WPD) Chief Marcus Crochet said his office first received a report that a vehicle parked underneath a carport was on fire in the 600 block of Polk Street. When officers arrived, however, they […]

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