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Lady Hornets flying with new leader

Hathaway High School welcomed in new head boys’ basketball coach Carlo Maggio earlier in the summer, however a new head Lady Hornet has also joined the HHS basketball family as well. Courtnee (Hollins) Young was hired right before the school year to head up the vacated position when longtime head coach James Welch departed the […]

Unwelcome guests: Higher fly, ant numbers noticed since flood

An increase in insect numbers in several Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) homes may be a result of recent flooding. Guaranty Exterminating Pest Technician Shane Andrepont said since the floods occurred in August, calls about fire ants have been on the rise. “Residents are having a problem mostly with fire ants since the flooding,” Andrepont said. […]

Veterans cemetery closer to fruition

Officials are moving forward with efforts to provide a final resting place for the nation’s heroes behind Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home (SLVH). Sen. Dan “Blade” Morrish met with Louisiana Dept. of Veterans Affairs (LDVA) Secretary Joey Strickland and Under Secretary Homer Rogers in Baton Rouge on Sept. 20. LDVA oversees the state’s veterans homes and […]

Jennings man killed in three-vehicle crash

GOTT’S COVE – A Jennings man was reported dead following a three-vehicle crash near Gott’s Cove Road. Wednesday, Shortly after 7:40 p.m., troopers from Louisiana State Police (LSP) Troop I began investigating the fatal crash that occurred on LA. 97, and took the life of 71-year-old Darrel Duhon of Jennings. According to Master Trooper Brooks […]

School Spirit: JHS homecoming week ends on positive note

The Bulldog breed will be celebrating this weekend’s homecoming game and festivities with heightened school spirit after youth rallied to better the community and campus following the misdeeds of a few Monday. Tuesday afternoon, JHS Principal Ben Oustalet announced homecoming week activities were on hold after some students and adults crossed a line while celebrating. […]

Welsh man arrested on methamphetamine charge

One man was arrested on drug charges after police discovered a vehicle blocking a city roadway. According to Jennings Police Department (JDP) Deputy Chief Danny Semmes, officers responded to a call in the area of West Division Street and Touchet Road at approximately 1 a.m. on Wednesday regarding a vehicle blocking the road. “Upon the […]

Clubs prepare for National 4-H Week

Leaders and members of Jeff Davis 4-H are in the process of planning and organizing interactive programs, events and services to celebrate National 4-H week held Sunday, Oct. 2 through Saturday, Oct. 8. “National 4-H week usually falls on the same week the Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Fair is held so we normally have a […]

Welsh area gearing up for The BIG Event

WELSH – Preparations for the third annual BIG Event are underway in the communities of Welsh and Roanoke.However, helping hands and hearts are still greatly needed. The BIG Event is a single day when volunteers come together to provide services for those in need in the community. The one-day event is a way for the […]

Harmless pranks? Oustalet: ‘This is not what homecoming is about’

Student actions related to Jennings High School (JHS) homecoming prompted Principal Ben Oustalet to call a meeting with city and school board officials Tuesday. JHS students have celebrated homecoming week by carrying out the usual pranks of toilet-papering classmates’ homes and painting messages and pictures on vehicle windows. However, some have taken it much further, […]

Jennings Alive 36th annual arts and crafts festival set for Oct. 22

The City of Jennings is anxiously gearing up for the 36th annual Jennings Alive Arts and Crafts Festival scheduled for Saturday, October 22. The festival will shut down three blocks of historic North Main Street in Jennings from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. to make room for informational and craft booths to line the street, […]

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