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Bid accepted on Welsh power extension

WELSH – With a bid accepted on the three-phase power extension project here, citizens could soon see work getting underway along Interstate 10. During a special meeting Thursday night, the Board of Aldermen accepted a bid of $200,000 from Ernest P. Breaux Electrical out of New Iberia. Engineer Byron Racca of Meyer and Associates said […]

Jury includes halfway, rehab houses in commercial zoning

Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury voted to include halfway houses and rehabilitation houses in C-1 commercial zoning requirements. The motion followed recent concerns expressed to the jury by residents living on Sheridan Street in Iowa, in which they claimed a house in their neighborhood was purchased for the potential purpose of creating a men’s sober […]

Leaders discuss community issues over coffee

A network of leaders met at a local coffee shop this week to address economic and social challenges in the community. The first 30-minute meeting and social, Building Community – Coffee was held early Monday morning and organizer Suzanne Doucet, principal of James Ward Elementary School (JWES), said the event was a huge success, bringing […]

Locals qualify for March races

The qualifying period for the March 25 elections opened Wednesday and several locals have already put their names in the hat for available seats. Jeff Davis Parish has no parish-wide matters on the ballot. The positions up for election and individuals who qualified by press time today include: Member of School Board District 13 • […]

Fenton officials appoint interim alderman

FENTON – Clarence Talbert was appointed to temporarily fill the alderman  seat originally won by Shawanda Sowells here in the November 2016 election. As a result of a conflict of interest involving her full-time employment with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Sowells respectfully declined the position in early December. Talbert, who ran for […]

Murder suspect to remain in custody

The attorney for 17-year-old Ryan Cole went before Judge Steve Gunnell Tuesday afternoon after filing a motion for a preliminary examination. Cole, of Jennings, was arrested in connection with the death of Dedrick Gant, 40, after Gant’s badly decomposed body was discovered Nov. 23, in the West Bayou Grand Marais canal south of Aaron Road […]

Jennings receives clean audit

The City of Jennings received a clean audit for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2016. Auditor Aaron Cooper issued an unqualified opinion, meaning no problems were found during the process. In assets, total governmental funds equaled over $12 million, which included over $7.4 million in the general fund; over $1.9 million in the […]

ABOB to hold auditions for comedy show

A Block off Broadway (ABOB) Community Theatre will soon hold auditions for anyone interested in participating in a show paying Tribute to “The Carol Burnett Show”. The show is will feature skit comedy scenes, as well as a variety of show production numbers and vocal selections from “The Carol Burnett Show”, which was popular on […]

Elton approves rate increase

ELTON – Residents here will soon see an increase in rates on their water and sewer bills. A public hearing was held Monday shortly before the regularly scheduled council meeting to discuss necessary changes to water and sewer rates. In the end, after months of discussion and no opposing comments from town residents duringthe public […]

Optimist Club seeking scholarship applicants

The Optimist Club of Jennings is seeking applicants for two scholarship opportunities, with the chance to win up to $22,000 in aid. The scholarships are for an essay competition, as well as an oratorical competition, with a chance for a $2,500 scholarship in each category, as well as up to a $22,000 scholarship opportunity in […]

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