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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 […]

Arrests made in Deshotel homicide


Two men who remain suspects in a 2014 murder are now charged with the October killing of 20-year-old Kayne Deshotel. Thomas Segura, 29, of Jennings and Davvon Warren, 29, of Crowley are in police custody today following the shooting death of Deshotel, who succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds in his Spencer Street home on Oct. […]

Bethel to collect shoebox gifts for children in need


It’s time to start collecting shoe boxes of Christmas joy for children in need all over the world. Operation Christmas Child (OCC) National Collection Week begins Monday, Nov. 14, and will be held at all drop locations through Monday, Nov. 22. OCC is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization […]

Cause of West Division fire unknown

Shortly before noon Wednesday, Jennings Fire Department (JFD) received a report of a house fire at 1317 West Division. JFD Chief Hulin Theriot said units arrived to heavy fire in the northeast bedroom of the residence. The home was occupied at the time of the fire but everyone was able to escape safely. The cause of the fire is unknown and currently under investigation.

Lacassine’s Cooley inks with Cowgirls


The McNeese State University Women’s Basketball program continued to run a 20-mile pipeline down I-10 to Lacassine yesterday when the Cowgirls received a written pledge from senior guard Haley Cooley to continue her basketball career at the school. Cooley, who has been a part of a Class B State Championship team, a Class B Runner-up […]

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