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Axiall considers La. for plant

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Axiall Corp. is considering building a $3 billion ethane cracker and chemical plant somewhere in Louisiana. The Atlanta-based chemical manufacturer said it could make a decision sometime early next year. Axiall would invest $1 billion of its own money, while an unnamed partner would put in $2 billion.

Carols for the Cure coming Saturday

By KATHERINE WALL Daily News Staff Writer This Saturday, locals will have the opportunity to join the fight against cancer while also spreading some Christmas cheer. The event is called “Carols for the Cure,” and in its second year of running promises to be a fun night of hayrides, music, singing and raising funds for […]

Board commits $100k to Sowela land purchase

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor The Jeff Davis School Board has committed $100,000 toward the purchase of land for a new Sowela campus in Jennings. The Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Police Jury agreed last week to put up to $200,000 for the land while the Jennings City Council should approve its own $100,000 portion in […]

Insurers allow more time to pay under health law

Consumers anxious over tight insurance deadlines and lingering computer problems during the holidays will get extra time to pay their premiums under President Barack Obama’s health care law, insurers announced Wednesday. The board of the industry’s biggest trade group — America’s Health Insurance Plans — said consumers who select a plan by Dec. 23 will […]

Coushatta Tribe invites public to fireworks

ELTON – The Coushatta Tribe of  Louisiana will host its annual Christmas Fireworks Display and Celebration this Saturday, Dec.14, beginning at 7:30 p.m.  The display will take place at the parade grounds in front of the Tribal Administration Building located at 1940 C. C. Bel Road, three miles north of Elton. Designated parking areas includee […]

WPD arrests five for prescription drugs

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor WELSH – Five people were arrested here Tuesday when police discovered them in possession of narcotics. Welsh Police Chief Marcus Crochet said his department received information that a vehicle was heading from Texas to Welsh, carrying a large amount of narcotics. Investigators conducted a traffic stop of that vehicle and, […]

Welsh says part-timers can work TED

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor WELSH – Eligible part-time patrolmen here will now be able to work Traffic Enforcement Detail (TED). Welsh Police Chief Marcus Crochet also asked that they receive the standard $25 per hour TED pay, which the Board of Aldermen also approved. The part-timers had offered to work the program at just […]

Sobriety checkpoint announced

The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police and other agencies will conduct and participate in a sobriety checkpoint on Thursday, Dec. 19, at an undisclosed location in the parish in an effort to crack down on impaired drivers. Deputies will be setting up a checkpoint and assessing drivers for signs of alcohol or […]

Give the gift of life this Christmas

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor ‘Tis the season of giving, and the local LifeShare is hoping the spirit of spreading generosity extends throughout the month of December. LifeShare Blood Centers of Lake Charles is encouraging members of the community to make it a tradition to give the gift of life through a blood donation. […]

JPD seeks shooting suspect

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor Investigators are seeking a person of interest after a home and truck were shot at Monday afternoon. Jennings Police Department (JPD) Deputy Chief Danny Semmes said no one was at the home at the time of the shooting at the corner of Eleventh and Johnson streets.

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