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Guillotte to reign as 2016 Jeff Davis Fair parade marshal

A lifelong resident of Hathaway will lead the 2016 Jeff Davis Parish Fair Parade on Friday, October 7. Sylvia Havenar Guillotte has been chosen as the Jeff Davis Parish Fair Parade Marshal because of her involvement with the parish fair. The annual Jeff Davis Parish Fair will be held from Monday through Saturday, October 3-8, […]

Elton appoints interim council member

ELTON – Following the recent resignation of Councilwoman Keisha Woods-Williams, the council here has chosen Marilynn Granger to temporarily fill the vacant seat until spring elections. Town officials noted Williams’ official resignation recognition from the state that arrived the day of their monthly meeting, Monday. Two Elton residents were present to vie for the vacant […]

‘Murder in the Bayou’ unveiled: Book delves into parish’s unsolved deaths, crime

A book that focuses on the allegations and investigations surrounding the unsolved deaths of eight Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) women was released Tuesday. “Murder in the Bayou” by investigator and author Ethan Brown focuses on the deaths of Loretta Chaisson Lewis, Ernestine Patterson, Kristen Gary Lopez, Whitnei Dubois, Laconia “Muggy” Brown, Crystal Benoit Zeno, Brittney […]

Washington pleads guilty

Jermaine Washington Jr., 20, of Welsh entered a plea of guilty Monday to the illegal discharge of a firearm in connection with the shooting death of 17-year-old Jawon Damon Lennette of Jennings. Lennette was shot Aug. 8, 2015 during a disturbance outside the American Legion Hall on Market Street, where a private party was being […]

City council to vote on millage increase

The city council will vote next month on whether to increase millage rates for the purpose of raising revenue in general alimony and the street maintenance fund. If increased, the millage rates would not exceed last year’s maximum on all taxable property. A public hearing on the matter was held before Tuesday’s council meeting but […]

Fenton tweaks noise ordinance

quested that village attorney Mike Holmes draft an amended noise and disturbing the peace ordinance. At a recent village of Fenton meetings, a handful of residents voiced their complaints, saying neighbors are disturbing the peace on a regular basis by playing loud music. Twenty-year resident Maxine Tupper told the board of aldermen at a meeting […]

Disaster Recovery Center open in Acadia Parish for La. survivors

CROWLEY – A disaster recovery center opened Sunday, Sept. 4, in Acadia Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center is operating at the Old Wells Fargo Building, located at 10 N. Parkerson Ave. in Crowley from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice. Survivors may locate other centers near […]

French radio station provides online Cajun heritage

What began as a lifelong passion for Cajun French music and Louisiana culture developed into the realized dream of two local Cajun French enthusiasts. Cajun Music Radio is an on-line Cajun French radio station which streams authentic Cajun French music, true to the local flavor and culture of Southwest Louisiana. “It was happenstance, really,” said […]

Elton audit reveals $84,049 deficit

ELTON – The town received a C rating by an external CPA, due to an $84,049 deficit during the 2015 audit report. “This is due to an $88,000 deposit that was made after the last quarter, that didn’t show up before the quarter ended,” said Elton Mayor Roger “Tony” Laughlin. “It was a late transfer […]

Fair talent show prep underway

The 23rd annual Jeff Davis Parish Fair Talent Show is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the fairground pavilion. There is no entry fee but the event is only open to Jeff Davis residents. There will be first, second and third place winners in the solo and duet divisions in each age […]

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