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School board to re-examine sale of building

The Jeff Davis Parish School Board (JDPSB) decided unanimously to table a request from the Ward II Ad Hoc Committee Thursday that would accept a bid by Dr. Charles Achane and the Southwest Louisiana Business Development Center (SWLBDC) for the purchase of the old James Ward Elementary. The building, located on Wilbert Rochelle Avenue, is […]

A place to call home: Keagan Center finds permanent location, readies for upcoming school drive

In late 2011, following the untimely death of her 21-year-old son Keagan Regan, Kim Thibodeaux had a vision of giving back to the community through a foundation that would help the youth of the area. That vision has taken on many forms since then ranging from summer feeding programs, tutoring, holiday meals and a variety […]

Jury talks subdivision drainage issues

The Consolidated Gravity Drainage District 1 has requested assistance from the Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury to dig a drainage ditch from the Greenwood Subdivision, east towards Cow Bayou. “The Greenwood Subdivision has had been dealing with severe drainage problems for some several years,” said jury attorney David Bruchhaus. “The Drainage Board for District 1 […]

Mermentau suspect dies from self-inflicted injury

MERMENTAU – The search for a suspect here came to a tragic end Thursday evening after the man succumbed to injuries from a self-sustained gunshot. Acadia Parish Sheriff K.P. Gibson said deputies responded to a “suspicious circumstance” in Mermentau where deputies discovered Jordy Thibodeaux, 32, had shot himself. He was being sought for violation of […]

Let the races begin: November candidates start qualifying

Qualifying for November’s Congressional Primary/Presidential kicked off Wednesday morning, with candidates signing up to run for local or state offices. Qualifying will continue today and Friday through 4:30 p.m. both days.

Sharing Local history: Chroniclers announce upcoming meeting

A local group’s efforts and persistence to preserve the history of the town of Lake Arthur is paying off. “The response from the public has been fantastic,” Lake Arthur Heritage Chroniclers Co-Coordinator Debra Perry said. “We have had a lot of positive feedback since the community has learned more about our group and what we […]

Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office seeking Mermentau man

Mermentau police and the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office are seeking the whereabouts of 32-year-old Jordy Michael Thibodeaux. According to Sheriff K.P. Gibson, Thibodeaux is wanted for violation of a protective order, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, false imprisonment, domestic abuse battery with child endangerment and domestic abuse battery by strangulation.

Four no-contest pleas accepted in 31st District Court Monday

Thirty-first Judicial District Judge Steve Gunnell accepted four separate no-contest, guilty pleas during court proceedings on Monday. Aaron LeBlanc, 37, of Jennings pleaded no contest to charges of burglary of an inhabited dwelling related to an August 2015 robbery on 14th street. According to Assistant District Attorney Kevin Millican, LeBlanc and an accomplice were spotted […]

Heat Wave

Area kids took a break from the summertime heat and enjoyed a dip in the Jennings public swimming pool.

Zigler to host final display on Clara Street

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As the Zigler Art Museum (ZAM) prepares its move into a new location, Director Dolores Spears also prepares for the next chapter in her life, as well for her upcoming retirement from the museum. Spears said she is filled with mixed emotions regarding the impending changes. By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer

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