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Qualifying opens Wednesday for Nov. elections

Qualifying for the Nov. 8 primary opens Wednesday, and voters can expect to see a ballot filled with national, state and local seats and issues. Nationally, of course, is the presidential race that will see Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump duking it out as the main contenders. Lesser-known Libertarian Gary Johnson, who has […]

Missing pistol located

A stolen handgun was located this past January, after it was reported missing from the Welsh Police Department (WPD) evidence room three years ago. Deputies with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office (CPSO) discovered the pistol in the pants waistband of a Jennings man who was arrested during a traffic stop in Calcasieu Parish. After conducting […]

Fenton officials optimistic about community center

FENTON – In addition to approving the town’s 2016-2017 budget, officials here are anxiously optimistic after being presented with a proposed design and total estimates of the new community center being voted on in the very near future, possibly within the next few months. During a regularly scheduled council meeting held Tuesday, Mayor Eddie Alfred, […]

Lawsuit alleges discrimination against city, official

A former Jennings Police Department (JPD) reserve officer who served as the agency’s community services coordinator has filed suit against the City of Jennings and Police Chief Todd D’Albor, alleging he was wrongfully terminated last year and that the loss of his employment was, in part, racially motivated. Christopher Lehman, who is black, was recruited […]

In the genes: Kinder’s Cordova continues father’s legacy at LB

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KINDER – Kinder junior linebacker Jordan Cordova can be summed up in one word: confidence. It was confidence propelling Kinder head coach Bret Fuselier to stick Cordova on the field as a freshman for his first career start against Many in the 2014 state championship game out of position at strong safety. It was confidence […]

Iowa man charged with molestation of juvenile

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Detectives with the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) arrested a Iowa man Friday on a warrant for molestation of a juvenile. Deputies received a complaint July 1, from a parent stating their juvenile daughter reported being touched by a male family friend. The subject was identified as Derwin Erick Fuselier, 42, of 18404 Moreaux […]

Local athletes to compete at Disney’s Wide World of Sports

Coming from the small communities of Welsh and Lake Arthur, 14-year-old baseball players Tristan Doucet and Collin Richard said they never dreamed of having the opportunity to play the game on a national scene. However, all that will change next month when the pair of rising freshmen will have the chance to play in the […]

Summer of Art

As part of the Jeff Davis Art Council Art and Theatre camp, youth participated in several art projects working with a variety of mediums, and also learned and practiced a few acting techniques. The week-long camp will come to a cumulative end with an art show displaying all of the projects in Founder’s Park.

Man charged in juvenile porn case

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CROWLEY – Deputies with the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office, along with the Louisiana Bureau of Investigations, arrested a Crowley man early Thursday morning. The arrest stems from an internet crimes investigation. Arrested was Ian Vannoy of Crowley. Vannoy was arrested for 15 counts of pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13. He was booked […]

Catching ’em all: JDP gamers take to the streets in Pokemon phenomenon

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They are lurking around your bushes, camped out in tree limbs and may even set up shop in your trashcans. It’s been taking social media by storm and is also running rampant throughout Jeff Davis Parish, as well. Kids, teenagers and adults alike can be found roaming the streets looking to capture these fictional characters, […]

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