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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 […]

Jury, city prepare for new jail

The police jury agreed Wednesday to reimburse the City of Jennings $146,000 for the upgrade of the current sewer lift station or possible installation of a new lift station to accommodate the future parish jail. “The jail is in the city limits, so the city lift station will have to handle the addition of the […]

Locally Led Conservation meeting set for Dec. 13

All partners involved in conservation are encouraged to attend a Locally Led Conservation meeting to identify resource concerns for local Jefferson Davis Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). The meeting, held by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 10:30 a.m. at the United States Department of Agriculture […]

Two arrested in drug bust

Detectives with the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) arrested two individuals for distribution of marijuana Tuesday afternoon. According to JDSO Chief Deputy Chris Ivey, narcotics detectives arranged an undercover buy with the subjects and arranged to meet them in the EZ Mart parking lot. Eric Jackson, 22, of 15313 South Frontage Road in Welsh, […]

Early voting for runoffs underway

Early voting is underway through Saturday for the Dec. 10 runoffs. Jeff Davis voters can cast early ballots at the Registar of Voters office in Jennings from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily. Voters will be deciding on two important seats, including that of United States Senator and United States Representative for the 3rd Congressional […]

Jailed teens charged in Gant murder

Detectives with the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) have charged two teens already in custody on unrelated charges with the homicide of 40-year-old Dedrick Gant. Parker Gary and Ryan Cole, both 17 and of Jennings, have been charged with the first-degree murder of the victim. According to JDSO Chief Deputy Chris Ivey, Gant’s body […]

Jennings man arrested for juvenile cruelty

A Jennings man was arrested for multiple traffic and drug charges, as well as endangering the life of a toddler. While working traffic detail near the intersection of West Academy Road and Elton Road on Friday afternoon, Nov. 23, a patrol unit with the Jennings Police Department (JPD) observed a blue Chevrolet Corvette turn west […]

Heating precautions urged during falling temperatures

Homeowners should be preparing for the upcoming drop in temperatures before cold weather arrives. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), nearly half of all home-heating fires occur between the months of December and February. Heating units used only seasonally are susceptible to collecting dust, debris and pet hair in the interworking of the […]

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