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Here comes the Jeff Davis Parish fair

As the parish anticipates the upcoming Jeff Davis Parish Fair, local 4-H groups set up booths in conjunction with the festivities.

Plane crash cause unknown

While the Stearman Fly-In was underway Saturday, oneplane crashed into the ground at the airport. Jennings Fire Chief Hulin Theriot said the cause of the crash is unknown. The current condition of the pilot is unknown.Theriot said firefighters contained a large pool of fuel leakage on the grown with foam, but no fire broke out.

Changing of the guards: D’Albor to be St. Martinville chief, Semmes named interim JPD leader

Danny Semmes, Todd D'Albor

After serving the City of Jennings as police chief for more than six years, Todd D’Albor will begin working as the St. Martinville police chief on Oct. 6. The St. Martinville City Council made the decision official during a meeting Monday night. “I’ve had a desire to go home for a while because of my […]

Stearman Fly-In

Plane enthusiasts turned out in droves Saturday for the annual Stearman Fly-In held at the 
Jennings Airport.

Battle of the Bows: Competition draws fiddler from around state


A total of 20 Cajun fiddlers took the stage at the Strand Theatre Saturday for the second annual Battle of the Bows competition. This year featured five categories, including youth, junior, adult and professional, as well as a new twin fiddler category that allowed pairs to compete together. Over $4,000 in cash prizes and trophies […]

Sweet revenge: Indians end HCA’s 17-game district win streak with 29-19 triumph


ELTON –  The Elton Indians picked a great night to get their first win of the season, as they not only defeated Hamilton Christian Academy (HCA) for the first time in three years, but also ended the Warriors’ 17-game district 4-1A winning streak in the process. Elton quarterback Keshawn Lyons sliced his way to 216 […]

Prairie Dinner a success

The Friends of the Welsh Museum Prairie Dinner Fundraiser saw guests fill the Welsh Community Center for a western-themed dining experience complete with brisket, rice dressing, corn, baked beans and toast, followed by chocolate cake. 
Museum Director Mary Sue Lyons said this year’s dinner fundraiser was a raging success.

Snail explosion


Soon after water levels began subsiding from last month’s flooding, many residents began reporting sightings of bright pink egg sacks left by what is commonly known as the Apple Snail. As photos of the egg masses circulated on social media, many people expressed concerns they were poisonous, while others insisted the snails were edible. Dr. […]

Higgins addresses supporters in Acadia Parish

Clay Higgins speaks at the Iota town pavilion Thursday.

IOTA – Clay Higgins is hoping to secure the seat as representative of Louisiana’s Third Congressional District, and visited the town pavilion here Thursday night to discuss his goals and ideas. Higgins is a U.S. Army veteran and has worked as a law enforcement officer for 13 years. He said he had his own successful […]

Morning prayer

Students at Jennings High School (JHS) took a moment before class Wednesday morning to gather around the flag pole in front of the school for prayer.

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