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SWLVH library receives new look

The library at Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home (SWLVH) is getting a facelift that includes reorganization and modernization. The project began when the carpet of the library was replaced with wood laminate flooring. During the process, the library collection was required to be removed and packed up for storage until the floors were complete. Following this […]

Watch it grow: JES jumpstarts garden

Students at Jennings Elementary School (JES) are honing their skills in planting vegetables, flowers and herbs in the school’s garden. The development of the garden, located at the center of campus, is part of a mission to help students get a better understanding of where their food comes from while also reinforcing strong work ethic, […]

Hail, flash flooding blankets SWLA

A dangerous storm blew across Southwest Louisiana Wednesday night, bringing high winds, lightning, hail and several inches of rain. Many Jeff Davis Electric Co-Op (JDEC) customers north of Jennings and Welsh lost power when the storms hit and were still in the dark as of 9 a.m today. General Manager Mike Heinen said a twister […]

For the love of Gracie

Moving on up: Baby gators call Chateau their new home

Visitors of the Gator Chateau in the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park will now have the chance to hold three newly acquired baby alligators. Six-month-old Bebette, Adeline and Peunez have found themselves a home at the Chateau, where they join nearly a dozen other alligators ranging from 6 months to 7 years old.

Iota wins battle of the Bulldogs 4-1

IOTA- Although the night belonged to 7-year-old Gracie Zaunbrecher and her family, there was still a ballgame that was played in Iota Tuesday night between the neighboring Bulldogs. Iota used strong pitching performances from Tristan Miller and Brett Spell to shut down what was a hot Jennings offense, and Iota found just enough ways to […]

Lady Dogs handle Lake Arthur 7-3 in JDP match-up

The Jennings Lady Bulldogs and Lake Arthur Lady Tigers took a break from district play on Monday for a non-district tilt between parish rivals. The Lady Dogs plated 6 runs in the first two innings, and held on for the rest of the ball game to claim an 8-3 victory over Lake Arthur. With the […]


Hit and run fatality discovered on I-10 overpass

The body of an unidentified hit and run victim was discovered outside of the northbound lane on the I-10 overpass on La. 97 north of Jennings early today. Officials on the scene said the victim appears to have been on foot and was hit by a passing motorist. According to Jennings Police Chief Todd D’Albor […]

Jury moves forward with bridge improvements

The Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury has approved an increase in the expense for repairs for one parish bridge and is moving forward with repairs on a dozen others. “The state inspects bridges every two years,” explained Jury Road Superintendent Randy Ringuet. “Based on the required state standards for bridge safety, they then let us […]

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