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JES welcomes PTO, urges parental involvement

As the school year continues, Jennings Elementary School (JES) welcomes a new organization in hopes of enforcing positivity. JES Principal Laurie Duhon said promoting positivity is extremely important. “Each year our Positive Behavior Intervention School (PBIS) team meets and we look at and revise our expectations,” Duhon said. “We did change two letters in our […]

PJ opens project bids, waives permit fees

The Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury opened three bids regarding the roadway rehabilitation along Cormier Village Road that will cover a three-mile span from Oil Field Road to La. 101. “That road was destroyed by large trucks hauling dirt from a dirt pit down there three years ago,” said Police Jury President Donald Woods. “The […]

26th annual Rice Run approaches

Hathaway High School’s (HHS) Future Farmers of America (FFA) will promote National Rice Month in September by hosting the 26th annual Louisiana 5K Rice Run/Walk, set for September 17 in downtown Jennings. This is the sixth year the organization has hosted the race. Hathaway ag instructor Jesse Thibodeaux said he is expecting a turnout of […]

Mosquito numbers up in parish

Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) residents are dealing with an increase in the number of mosquitoes in the area due to rain and flooding. JDP Mosquito Abatement Director Curt Bowers says the agency is following the same procedure it normally utilizes in similar situations. “Any time we have a weather event like this, it usually takes […]

Texas volunteers involved in cleanup efforts

A group of 50 volunteers from Texas may be in Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) until the end of October assisting residents whose homes sustained flood damage. Texas Baptist Men Disaster Relief teams started arriving in the area August 21 and are currently set up at First Baptist Church of Jennings. The disaster relief organization, which […]

CADA welcomes new executive director

Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Communities Against Domestic Abuse (CADA) recently announced the arrival of a new executive director. Last year, the previous executive director was dismissed and faced felony theft charges when it was discovered CADA funds were being used for personal expenses to the tune of over $2,000. Two individuals involved were terminated and […]

Original Flight 11 pilot to visit Bethel

With the 15th anniversary of 9/11 quickly approaching, Bethel Church in Jennings has invited a special guest speaker to share his personal experiences on that tragic day. After volunteering on September 10, 2001, Steve Scheibner was the pilot originally scheduled to fly American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston to Los Angeles on the following day, […]

Jury votes for Corps investigation

The Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury is requesting for the Army Corps of Engineers to investigate the need for weirs or floodgates on the levees in the Rockefeller Refuge. Wednesday the jury voted on a motion to adopt a resolution to request a formal investigation into the need for weirs. The parish attempted to have […]

Disturbance call leads deputies on pursuit

The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) received a call involving a disturbance at 14127 Payton Road in Welsh on Tuesday afternoon. As deputies approached the residence they observed a male subject exit a nearby vehicle and run. According to JDSO Chief Deputy Chris Ivey, deputies began searching for the subject and trailed him back […]

Historic flooding will cost La. agriculture at least $110M

BATON ROUGE – Heavy rains that recently caused historic flooding in south Louisiana will cost the state’s agriculture industry at least $110 million, according to preliminary estimates from the LSU AgCenter.  That figure is expected to grow as farmers realize the full extent of flood damage, said AgCenter economist Kurt Guidry. Many factors — including […]

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