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Lake Arthur approves utility service agreement

LAKE ARTHUR – Council members here approved a written utility service agreement between the town and utility customers. “Before, when a customer would come in to sign up for utilities and begin procedures to obtain utility services such as water, sewage or garbage, we would verbally discuss with them information regarding the terms of those […]

Credeur sole applicant for superintendent position

The application window for the position of Jeff Davis Parish’s superintendent of schools closed Monday afternoon with only one individual throwing his hat into the race. District Attorney Michael Cassidy, who also serves as the school board’s attorney, said current Interim Superintendent Kirk Credeur was the lone applicant. The position was advertised in several area […]

School board to hold College and Career Expo

Jeff Davis Parish School Board will be holding the 2017 College and Career Expo for parish students from grades eighth to twelfth, as well as their parents. Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction Beth Compton said the purpose of the expo is to provide students with the connections and information they need to help them make […]

Register by Feb. 22 to vote in March election

Those wishing to cast a ballot in the March 25 election have until Wednesday, Feb. 22 to register to vote. The March races do not include parish-wide matters but several seats are to be decided. In Jennings, candidates Dusty Chaisson, Henry Guinn, Marcus Peterson, Patsy Metcalf Richard and Jimmy Segura are vying for the mayor’s […]

Valentine’s Gift Market to hold second annual fundraiser

WELSH – Over 30 vendors are slated to attend the second Annual Valentine’s Gift Market Fundraiser here on Saturday, Feb. 11. In an effort to support hungry families through the Welsh-Roanoke Food Pantry, and promote youth mentoring projects through “Pass It On” and “The Big Event,” funds gained from the market, in collaboration with First […]

FES announces Students of the Year

Two outstanding Fenton Elementary School (FES) students were announced as the 2016-17 Students of the Year. Lexie Nicole King was announced as the eighth grade Student of the Year for FES, and Ason James Frederick, was announced as the fifth grade Student of the Year. King is the 13-year-old daughter and only child of Jill […]

Eaglin sentenced to 20 years

Nineteen-year-old Kyvonte Eaglin was sentenced to 20 years in prison by Judge Steve Gunnell on Monday after being convicted of manslaughter in November. Eaglin was found guilty in the Aug. 8, 2015 shooting of Jawon Lennette outside a party in Jennings. Eaglin, a native of Welsh, was 17 at the time of the shooting while […]

Animal cruelty call leads to narcotics arrest

A Jennings woman was arrested on multiple narcotics charges after Jennings Police Department (JPD) received a call regarding a malnourished and neglected dog. “We received the call at approximately 9 p.m. Thursday night,” said JPD Deputy Chief Danny Semmes. “Patrol officers responded to the call was at the address of 310 Eleventh Street. When officers […]

JDN to host live candidates’ forum

In response to readers’ requests, Jennings Daily News (JDN) has made the decision to host a live forum with the five candidates hoping to be the city’s next mayor. The event is free and open to the public. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Strand Theatre on Main Street. Doors […]

Squeezebox Shootout registration now open

It will soon be time for accordion players to make a little music in the annual Cajun Squeezebox Shootout. The 12th annual event will return at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, in Strand Theatre on Main Street in Jennings. This year’s emcee will be Cajun comedian Kent Gonsoulin of New Iberia. The contest is open […]

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