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FYCA holds Jeff Davis Resource quarterly meeting

The Family Youth Counseling Agency (FYCA) held its quarterly meeting this week for representatives from public resource agencies from Jeff Davis Parish and the surrounding area. “Tracy Auzenne, formerly with West End Behavioral, and I collaborated together and formed the Jeff Davis Resource meetings,” said FYCA Victim Advocate Melinda D’Albor. “We began hosting these meetings […]

D’Albor to remain police chief

Jennings Police Chief Todd D’Albor confirmed Wednesday that he is remaining with the department. Last October, the St. Martinville City Council voted to hire D’Albor as its police chief. However, St. Martinville encountered a question regarding civil service procedures. The concern involved the timing of a previous civil service test for the chief of police […]

Candidates forum set for Thursday

idates forum will take to the Strand Theatre stage Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The five candidates who are each vying to assume Mayor Terry Duhon’s seat this summer include Dusty Chaisson, Henry Guinn, Marcus Peterson, Patsy Metcalf Richard and Jimmy […]

Ordinances to be lifted for Mardi Gras events

ELTON – Two Mardi Gras events are ready to run through the town next weekend. Representatives from Caesar’s Chicken Run and the Elton Mardi Gras Association went before the town council Monday to request permission to lift Elton’s open container ordinance, allowing for a chicken run and Mardi Gras caravan to pass through the town. […]

Voter-backed millage bump to be levied

In April, the Jennings City Council plans to levy the street millage rate up to 8.96 mills, a move that was approved by voters last spring. The tax is dedicated to improving and maintaining city streets and bridges. The 2016 rate was 8.510 mills but voters approved continuing the tax for 10 years, starting in […]

BCS announces Students of the Year

Bethel Christian School (BCS) announced its outstanding pupils that will represent the 2016-17 Students of the Year for the fifth, eighth and twelfth grades. Fifth grader Victoria Bruchhaus, eighth grade student Morgan Hebert and senior Tayton Poole received the honors. Bruchhaus is the daughter of Allison Bruchhaus of Elton. She lives on a rice farm […]

Crawfish Festival planned for Elton

ELTON – Residents here could soon see a crawfish festival hosted at the town park. Hilton “Scooby” Caesar went before the council Monday to discuss plans for the festival, as well as what it would mean to the town. “In June, I’m planning to bring a new festival to Elton,” he said. “This would be […]

‘Sew’ fun: JES 4-H to hold Fashion Camp

The Jennings Elementary School (JES) after-school 4-H sewing group will soon be holding a mini Fashion Camp. JES 4-H Leader Paulette Adams recently attended Fashion Camp at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock. There, she learned new projects and returned with instructions to teach budding seamstresses. “This is our third or fourth time visiting the fashion […]

Insurers ordered to refund certain agency fees

Consumers who were charged an “agency fee” when purchasing individual health insurance policies are being advised that such funds should be returned to them. Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon sent an advisory to licensed health and accident producers on Feb. 8 to inform them of the situation. In the advisory, Donelon noted that Directive […]

Welsh considers curfew on alcohol sales

WELSH – Officials here are seeking public input as to whether the selling of alcoholic beverages should be capped at a certain time after midnight. A public hearing on the matter is slated for 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 7. At a Thursday night meeting, Mayor Carolyn Louviere raised the issue, noting that in the town’s […]

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