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Church hosts annual tree lighting ceremony

ELTON – First Baptist Church (FBC) here is planning to host its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Sunday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. at the church, which is located at 915 2nd Street. FBC spokesperson Mary Brown said the ceremony has been a tradition of the church for over 30 years. “It’s something we look […]

Lake Arthur moves forward with improvements

LAKE ARTHUR – Wednesday, the council approved hiring Aucoin and Associates for the Lake Street water line improvements and advertising for bids for the project. “The condition of Lake Street right now is bad,” Lake Arthur Mayor Robbie Bertrand said. “There are potholes all over the road and there’s leaks in the old water line, […]

Welsh seeks funds for water, sewer projects

WELSH – Officials here are hoping to receive state funds to assist in water and sewer projects. After Louisiana Department of Hospitals (LDH) determined the town’s water storage tank needed to be replaced, it will be swapped with two wells, according to Mayor Carolyn Louviere. Bonding attorney Alan Offner told the mayor and Board of […]

JDP Economic Development Commission presents new award

For the first time, the Jeff Davis Parish Economic Development Commission (EDC) will present an Agriculture Impact Award to an individual or business that has made outstanding contributions to the ag industry in Jeff Davis Parish (JDP). Today, EDC is hosting the Inaugural 2016 Agriculture Impact Award Luncheon at Cajun Tales Seafood Restaurant in Welsh. […]

Welsh keeps current PIAL rating

WELSH – The town here will maintain its Class 4 rating under the Property Insurance Association of Louisiana (PIAL) through at least 2020. Welsh Fire Chief John Hall announced the news during Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting. PIAL issues a class rating to each fire department in Louisiana that is based on a combination of […]

Changes, holidays cause delay for property taxes

Property tax invoices are being mailed out late this year due to a combination of factors, including changes in the reassessment year and delays caused by August flooding. Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) residents can expect to receive property tax notices starting this week. “Every year the procedures to change and set millage rates affect the […]

Roanoke seeking to build new fire station

Roanoke could see a new fire station soon Contingent upon appraisal, the Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury has  approved of a $15,000 cap for a potential parcel of land for the construction of a new station in Roanoke. Roanoke Fire Chief David Brown said the existing station is in need of replacement due to age, […]

Forecast affects festivities

With a 100 percent chance of rain forecasted for Saturday, some  local Christmas festivities have been cancelled or relocated. The Sixth Annual Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana and Town of Elton Christmas Parade has been cancelled with no plans to reschedule. “With deep regret and appreciation to everyone, especially the Coushatta Tribe, we have decided to […]

Sobriety checkpoint scheduled for Calcasieu Parish

LAKE CHARLES – In an effort to combat impaired driving in the area, Louisiana State Police (LSP) Troop D plans to conduct a DWI checkpoint on Friday, Dec. 2, weather permitting, from approximately 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at an undisclosed location in Calcasieu Parish. The mission is to detect and arrest impaired drivers before […]

Ensure pet safety during the holiday season

Many items brought into a home to make the holidays more enjoyable and festive can be dangerous and pose health risks to animals. Pet owners are encouraged to take extra precautions to ensure safety of their furry friends during the holiday season. Animal Relief Foundation (ARF) volunteer Donna Fontenot offers several tips to help protect […]

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