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Blocked lane reveals $30K in illegal drugs

Over $30,000 worth of illegal narcotics were discovered hidden in the underwear of a motorist traveling from New Orleans to Houston via Interstate 10 through Jennings. The incident occurred Sunday evening. Members of the Jennings Police Department (JPD) Patrol Division responded to the area of La. 26 and Interstate Drive in reference to a reckless […]

Welsh citizens share town concerns

WELSH – Residents here gathered at the local community center Thursday night to share concerns that they would like to see elected officials address. The meeting was originally planned to discuss current efforts to have Alderman Colby Perry recalled. According to Jim Wright, the recall committee chairman, as committee members reached out to residents, people […]

JDP churches announce summer programs

Children and their families will have a plethora of local Vacation Bible School (VBS) programs to choose from for a religious education this summer as several Jeff Davis Parish churches have announced plans to offer study courses, arts and crafts, and other activities for area youth.  The First Baptist Church of Elton will be holding […]

JHS Jazzers, cheerleaders offer summer fun for area youth

With the end of school right around the corner for students around Jeff Davis Parish, the Jennings High School Jazzers will once again be holding their summer camps May 30 through June 2, with a theme of “Dancing through the Decades” taking center stage. The JHS cheerleaders will begin their instructional camp June 6-9. Each […]

Emergency responders follow up on 911 concerns

Recently hired 911 Coordinator Adria Bertrand has taken on the task of improving procedures to ensure more efficient and effective safety protocols regarding emergency calls in JDP. In light of the recent concerns with numerical inconsistences among some rural roads in the parish, Bertrand explained how clear and concise addresses and road signs, along with […]

JDSO reminds public of leash law

The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) has been receiving calls from concerned citizens in the rural communities of the parish, regarding aggressive dogs attacking pets. “We received several calls from citizens in Lacassine who have reported a loose pit bull running around in the neighborhood near the school,” said JDSO Chief Deputy Chris Ivey. […]

Nearly $30K in cash and hydro discovered with teen

An 18-year-old was arrested Friday after he was found to be in possession of about $25,000 worth of hydroponic marijuana. Jennings Police Department (JPD) Deputy Chief Danny Semmes said that around 11 p.m. on May 12, the Narcotics Division was conducting surveillance near Hobart Street when a grey Ford Mustang made an unusual stop at […]

Out of School Bash coming to Founders Park

In celebration of school semesters coming to an end, members of the community are invited to take part in the Out of School Bash at Founders Park. With a percentage of the proceeds going to the Wyatt’s Wish Foundation, the bash will feature food and drinks, a movie and a variety of activities. “It will […]

Fenton addresses drainage issues

FENTON – Officials here are planning to install additional drainage pipes to help rid excess water from local ditches. “We are currently making plans to work on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Old Pelican Highway,” noted Fenton Mayor Eddie Alfred, Jr. “There is currently only a 24-inch pipe along the roadside there, and water […]

Inconsistent house numbers pose public safety issues

Some residents in rural areas of the parish could be forced to undergo a change in the numerical order of their house addresses. During this week’s Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury meeting, Dist. 5 Juror Tom Kilpatrick presented the jury with a formal suggestion on behalf of the 911 Committee, to discuss a way to […]

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