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Industrial boom, job growth anticipated

Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard
Community members attending a Workforce Development meeting collected pamphlets with information explaining the upcoming job market influx.

Daily News Staff Report The industrial job market is set to boom in Southwest Louisiana, an economic blessing anticipated to flood the five-parish area with work opportunities.

LA man arrested on domestic charges

Michael S. Syron

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer LAKE ARTHUR – A Lake Arthur man was arrested here over the weekend following an incident resulting in domestic battery and child endangerment charges.

Peek a Boo!

Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Two-year-old Addison Gaspard of Welsh played peek-a-boo with her mom, Jordan Rea, Wednesday afternoon. Addison is alsothe daughter of Beau Gaspard.

JPD uncovers $100k jewelry theft

Bradley Wayne Vincent

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The Jennings Police Department (JPD) arrested two local men following an investigation into $100,000 in stolen jewelry and loose diamonds.

4-H Holds Annual Livestock Show

Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Youth from across the parish traveled to the Jeff Davis Parish Fairgrounds to participate in the annual 4-H Livestock Show. Youth brought everything from broilers to beef, to show off for the three-day event.

Shooting for…Cupcakes?

Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

Kids attending the Elton High basketball game Tuesday had the chance to make a shot to win a cupcake at halftime. Shots cost $1, and the proceeds help EHS fund its safe and sober prom party.

Welsh man arrested for burglary

Jonathan Morris Iguess

Detectives with the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) arrested a Welsh man over the weekend on a warrant for simple burglary of a residence on La. Hwy. 1126, back in July of 2015.

Movie crew filming in JDP

Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard
An independent New Orleans movie production company began the first day of filming at the Elton jail. Although the movie will continue to be filmed in the New Orleans area, the company plans to return to Jeff Davis Parish for future projects.

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer ELTON – Jeff Davis Parish is no stranger to the movie scene, but this time, the town here is receiving the spotlight.

Community celebrates Dr. King

Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to celebrate his message of unity, peace and community fellowship, Our Savior’s Church (OSC) and Union Baptist Church (UBC) joined forces to spread that message.

Traffic stop leads to weed, cash

Ronald Pierre

While working patrol on Interstate 10 Thursday morning, deputies with the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) discovered a large amount of cash in a vehicle.

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