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Celebration of life in words: Area author to visit Jennings

Dry Creek author Curt Iles will be visiting Jennings Saturday to sign copies of his 12 books. After being raised in a rural Louisiana community, Iles turned to writing as a way of sharing his experiences and love for the state’s friendly people and unique culture. Whether writing about his deep Southern roots or Africa, […]

Saturday brings voting day

Election Day finally arrives tomorrow and voters in Elton, Fenton and Jennings who did not cast early or absentee ballots will have from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. to hit the polls. In Jennings, voters will decide on their next mayor, as Mayor Terry Duhon is not seeking re-election. The five candidates hoping to follow […]

Hold the door, please


Turning up the heat: JFD firefighters train to handle rescue situations

Jennings Fire Department (JFD) is changing the way firefighters are trained by organizing drills that are more challenging. JFD Safety Officer Ashley Navarre said the department regularly alters drills to introduce new, varied exercises to help members prepare for any situation. “For the past couple of weeks we have been closing in the training tower […]

JDRW members represent parish at state convention

The Louisiana Federation of Republican Women’s (LFRW) Biennial Convention was held from March 10-12 in Shreveport and included two members of the Jeff Davis Republican Women’s (JDRW) club, President Mary Landry and Vice President Judy Morgan. “I was very proud to be able to represent Jeff Davis Parish,” said Landry. “I have been living here […]

18-wheeler ruined by flames

Fire destroys Gallup Street residence

No one was injured in a residential fire that destroyed a Gallup Street home in Jennings early Tuesday. “We received the call at approximately 12:55 a.m. regarding a fully involved structure fire,” explained Jennings Fire Chief Hulin Theriot. “Upon arrival, firefighters discovered the house located at 806 Gallup Street engulfed in flames.” Thankfully, the home […]

Swinging into spring

Welsh Lagniappe Festival to feature food, carnival, live music

WELSH – The Welsh Lagniappe Festival will soon return to the downtown area here with three days of fun family-oriented activities. The festival will take place on Adams, Elm and South streets, and the town will be providing food and fun activities for children, as well as live music performances by several area artists from […]

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