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Summer Reading Program set at Lowry Library

LOWRY – Learn, grow, connect and create at the Cameron Parish Lowry Library during the  National Summer Reading Program from June 1 – July 31. The Lowry Library will be offering a large variety of programs, craft activities, contests and prizes free for people in the following age categories: toddlers age 0-5, children age 6-10, […]

Welsh Farmers Market underway

WELSH – The seasonal farmers market kicked off here this week, offering an array of homegrown produce and homemade goods. Organizer Charles Drake said any person who grows, cooks or creates their own products is eligible to sell at the market. “This is a great opportunity for our local small farmers, backyard gardeners and artists […]

Illegal immigrant arrested for indecent behavior with juvenile

JDSO detectives arrested a man Thursday on charges of indecent behavior with a juvenile. The investigation began on Saturday, May 20, when deputies were contacted by a sister of an 11-year-old. During the investigation, deputies discovered inappropriate behavior occurred on several dates at the location of 21259 South Frontage Road in Iowa between Alejandro Maldonado […]

Jury opposes gas tax

Members of the Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury expressed opposition to the recent proposition of a 17-cent gas tax, to be added to the already existing 38.4-cents-per-gallon. Of those 38.4 cents, Louisiana motorists are paying 20 cents in state sales tax and 18.4 cents in federal taxes. Under House Bill 632, by Rep. Steven Carter, […]

Relay Gives Back planned for June 2

As a thank-you to the people of Jeff Davis Parish for their unwavering support of the annual Relay for Life fundraiser for the past 20 years, a special Relay Gives Back family event will be held next Friday at the Louisiana Oil and Gas park in Jennings. The free event will include fun jumps, a […]

Down Home Reunion set for this weekend

The Fourth Annual Down Home Reunion is just around the corner, and it’s not too late to join in the homecoming celebration. The three-day event will begin Friday, May 26, and continue through the weekend until Sunday, May 28, and offer family fun for anyone who calls Jennings their hometown. Event organizer Anthony Allen said […]

Parish libraries announce summer programs

The month of June will feature a series of Jeff Davis Parish Library activities through the “Build a Better World” summer program. Registration begins June 1 at individual library branches and is required for participants to earn a certificate of completion at the end of the program. However, youth do not need to register in […]

Martin remembered as true public servant

WELSH – Former mayor and state representative James P. “Jimmy” Martin will be laid to rest here today after passing away Sunday, May 21, at the age of 88. A veteran of the United States Army, Martin was elected to serve as Welsh’s mayor in 1967 and again in 1971. In 1972, he was elected […]

Mayor explains annual water quality report

The City of Jennings Water System has released the annual quality report for the 2016 year. The report was included in the most recent billing cycle, and provided water customers with a detailed description of the city water quality. “We are required by law to send out these annual reports to our city residents informing […]

School board implements employee dress code

All public school employees in Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) must now adhere to guidelines included in a new dress code. With no written regulations previously in place for employees, the JDP School Board recently approved the dress code, forbidding several items such as frayed jeans, flip-flops, distracting tattoos and visible face piercings. A dress code […]

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