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Bass fishing tournament to benefit CDERF

A local bass tournament scheduled for August aims to raise support for area children living with Type 1 diabetes. Terry McFarlain with the fishing club Evangeline Bass Busters said the group is hoping to have 100 teams join the fundraiser that will benefit the Jennings-based Childhood Diabetes Expense Relief Fund (CDERF). CDERF was founded by […]

Parish sees improvement in ACT scores

The Louisiana Department of Education released updated numbers for results of 2015-2016 ACT testing in the state, with Jefferson Davis Parish (JDP) posting an average score of 19.5 for all area seniors who took the test last year. The score improved upon JDP’s 19.2 average from one year ago and lines up directly with the […]

LA man arrested after stealing from family member

LAKE ARTHUR – A  man here was arrested over the weekend when a family member reported several pieces of missing jewelry after receiving a visit from the subject. On Saturday evening, July 23, at approximately 10:30 p.m., officers with the Lake Arthur Police Department (LAPD) responded to a theft call at the 700 block of […]

Bus schedules, routes announced for Jennings schools

The Jeff Davis Parish School Board recently unveiled the schedules for bus transportation in Jennings for the 2016-17 school year according to Leila Arceneaux, Secretary to the Transportation Supervisor. Arceneaux mentioned that there were no changes to any bus routes this coming year, only a few driver changes. Arceneaux also encouraged parents to have their […]

JDP still feeling sting of oil decline

The Louisiana Workforce Commission released unemployment numbers for parishes in the state for June 2016, with Jefferson Davis Parish (JDP) sitting right at the state-wide average of 6.2 percent. Lake Charles and Lafayette, the nearest population hubs to Jefferson Davis Parish, reported rates of 4.9 percent and 7.2 percent, respectively, with Lafayette’s numbers standing as […]

Village of Fenton to receive beautification award

FENTON – Village officials here will attend the 79th Annual Louisiana Municipal Association (LMA) Convention held in Alexandria next weekend to receive a Lt. Governor Beautification Award. Fenton Mayor Eddie Alfred, Jr. said his office received a letter informing the village of the honor and requesting the presence of Fenton’s municipality at the convention. “We […]

Races are on for fall elections

Qualifying for November races wrapped up Friday afternoon with a few surprises, and only one candidate has gone unchallenged. In Welsh, Alderman Charles Drake threw his hat in the race for mayor against incumbent Carolyn Louviere. Former chief Tommy Chaisson also signed up to challenge current Welsh Police Chief Marcus Crochet, who is seeking re-election. […]

JDPSB summit deemed success

The Jeff Davis Parish School Board (JDPSB) recently hosted its annual teacher summit at Jennings High School on July 13 for teachers to attend sessions on how to improve in the classroom. Title I/II Supervisor Angie Bech addressed members of the board about the success of the event, and what it had to offer teachers […]

Just who is Billy Broussard? Former LSU QB recounts ’74 season

Billy Broussard spent one season as LSU’s starting quarterback in 1974.

Billy Broussard couldn’t blame the young man who had wandered into his dry-cleaning shop for not recognizing the photo of a tall, bushy-haired  football player encased in the wooden frame on the Broussard’s Cleaners shelf. As Broussard himself will tell you, “That was a long time ago.” “Who is that?” the young man queried Broussard, […]

JHS Quarterback Club raffle underway

With the 23rd annual Jennings High School Alumni Softball Tournament on the horizon, it also means the JHS Quarterback Club’s annual raffle is underway. The Quarterback Club has used the raffle to help raise funds in the past, and uses the softball tournament as a stage for its final drawing. JHS Quarterback Club Captain Tim […]

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