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Stamp Out Hunger to aid community

An estimated one in six Americans do not have enough food to eat. This Saturday, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) aims to address that problem by once again hosting its Stamp Out Hunger food drive. On May 13, locals are asked to set a bag or box filled with non-perishable food items near […]

Elton prepares for state level ‘Cleanest City’ judging

ELTON – Residents and officials here are  preparing the town for another round of the Louisiana Garden Club Federation (LGCF), Inc.’s Cleanest City Contest. After being determined as a winner on the District level, Elton has advanced to the State level of the contest, which is scheduled to take place on Friday at 10 a.m. […]

Woman makes false rape claim against officer

FENTON – Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested a woman who threatened to make false rape allegations against an officer here. The woman threatened to file a false rape report against a police officer who resides in Fenton in an effort to persuade him to give her a ride home. When sheriff’s detectives arrived […]

Annual 5K memorial run set for this weekend

IOTA – Locals have the chance to exercise for a good cause in the 6th annual Cpl. Matthew Richard 5K Memorial Run/Walk. Organized by the Cpl. Matthew Richard Memorial Foundation, the race will be overseen by Cajun Timing of Lafayette and will take place at the corner of First and Duson streets in Iota. All […]

Students’ art on display at ZAM

The Art in Education Student Art Exhibition will be featured through May 31 at Zigler Art Museum (ZAM) in Jennings. ZAM has partnered with the Jeff Davis Arts Council to put on the month-long display of artwork created by local high school, middle school and elementary students. Art teachers in Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) will […]

Art in the Park returns Saturday

LAKE ARTHUR – The Fifth Annual Lake Arthur Art in the Park Crafts Market is just around the corner and organizers are ready for the upcoming event, despite recent flooding in the area. The outdoor craft market, sponsored by the Lake Arthur Merchants Association, will include several vendors offering a variety of handcrafted items for […]

Brown to be recognized during national memorial service

FENTON – Officials here will be joining the family of fallen Fenton Police Officer Shannon Brown at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C., where the man will be honored during the 36th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service. In honor of National Police Week  (NPW), Brown’s family, as well as members of Fenton Police Department […]

Retired colonel defends town against alderman, activist

WELSH – An attorney and retired colonel here defended the town and its clerk against recent negative publicity, while chastising an alderman and an individual who identifies herself as a government accountability activist. Retired US Army Col. Bernie McLaughlin, who practices law in Welsh and is a volunteer reserve police officer, addressed a packed city […]

WPD account deemed legal

WELSH – Through conversations with the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s (LLA) office, officials here have determined that a bank account utilized for police equipment and maintenance purchases is legally and ethically operated. Since March, questions existed as to the legality of that Welsh Police Department (WPD) account. It is funded by fine revenue generated through the […]

Convicted felons arrested after pursuit

Two felons face a combined 16 charges after the driver of a stolen vehicle fled backwards from officers on a six-block pursuit through a residential neighborhood. Officers with the Jennings Police Department (JPD) responded to a call Sunday morning regarding a suspicious vehicle blocking the roadway on Conner Street. Two patrol cars responded to the […]

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