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One-year-old Hadleigh Cormier of Hathaway, daughter of Aaron Cormier and Olivia Savoy, was all smiles Tuesday while spending the afternoon playing at the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park.

JWES holds Family Fall Fest

Students and parents attended the James Ward Elementary School (JWES) Family Fall Fest Tuesday night. Attendees were able to participate in reading and math games based on what students are learning in class.

Second arrest made in murder investigation


A second arrest has been made following the murder of Jennings City Inspector Warren Gary. His 17-year-old grandson, Parker Gary, who was residing with him at the time of his death, is accused of shooting Warren Gary in his home shortly after midnight Tuesday. The second arrest stems from a theft the victim had reported […]


The moon is a familiar sight in our sky, brightening dark nights and reminding us of space exploration, past and present. The supermoon on Monday, Nov. 14, was the closest full moon to Earth since 1948. We won’t see another supermoon like this until 2034.

The moon’s orbit around Earth is slightly elliptical so sometimes it is closer and sometimes it’s farther away. When the moon is full as it makes its closest pass to Earth it is known as a supermoon. At perigee — the point at which the moon is closest to Earth — the moon can be as much as 14 percent closer to Earth than at apogee, when the moon is farthest from our planet. The full moon appears that much larger in diameter and because it is larger shines 30 percent more moonlight onto the Earth.

Dressing up downtown

As temperatures fall, Christmas spirit rises. The Jennings Garden Club began preparing for the upcoming Christmas season by decorating downtown Jennings, as well as Founder’s Park, with the joy of Christmas. The Tupper Museum and soon-to-open Magnolia Gift Shop also received the tinsel treatment.

4-H Holiday Bingo a success


The first ever Jeff Davis 4-H Holiday Bingo proved to be a stirring success. The Jeff Davis 4-H Junior Leaders hosted a Holiday Bingo fundraising event this past weekend at the Welsh Community Center, and due to public interest, the group is looking to repeat the event. Prizes included frozen turkeys, hams, cakes and pies, […]

Many thanks

Schools across Jeff Davis Parish honored local heroes Friday, Veterans Day.  Campuses hosted everything from meals to musical presentations in order to say “thank you” to former and current members of the Armed Forces.

Box Night teaches youth about homelessness


Over 20 Our Lady Help of Christians (OLHC) youth recently experienced a bit of what life is like for the homeless. On Nov. 5, OLHC hosted its annual Box Night, where participants spent the entire night outdoors in cardboard boxes. The youth altered the boxes in ways they thought might be necessary to survive in […]

Sowela officials discuss progress, new program at future facility


Construction on the new Sowela campus next to the high school in Jennings is moving full steam ahead and if the project continues as planned, its doors could open next August. At its new home, the college will be adding a new culinary arts program in addition to its current curriculum for students looking to […]

SWLVH observes Veterans Day


Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home (SWLVH) marked Veterans Day and the 241st birthday of the United States Marines in a special ceremony Thursday. The Great Gathering Hall was filled to capacity as resident vets, staffers, supporters and guests to remember the sacrifices made by all members of the U.S. Armed Forces. The program began with a […]

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