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Luncheon to honor cancer survivors

FENTON – A special luncheon to recognize cancer survivors and patients will be held here Saturday, Oct. 22. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Village of Fenton Dining Room, located in the rear of the Fenton City Hall building. The luncheon is open to all cancer survivors and anyone currently undergoing chemotherapy […]

Jury approves LGAP contract

At Wednesday night’s meeting, the Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury voted to authorize the jury president to sign a Louisiana Government Assistance Program (LGAP) contract for $41,900 to purchase equipment to maintain parish right-of-ways. The grant is anticipated to pay for over half of the total cost of the two pieces of equipment. “The total […]

Main Street Trick-or-Treat scheduled

The City of Jennings is inviting businesses and groups to join Main Street Trick-or-Treat for Halloween fun. Instead of having costumed kids walk the sidewalks of Main Street for goodies this year, the event will take place in Founders Park. “This will keep everyone in one location and make it easier for children to stop […]

Last Resort Car Show slated for Oct. 21

Start your engines and rev your motors because the 9th Annual Last Resort Car Show is returning. “This is the largest car, truck and bike show in this area, and having it hosted right here in Jennings really brings in substantial tourism dollars to local businesses and the surrounding areas,” said promoter Stuart Daigle. “Not […]

Bids opened for city street improvements

The city opened bids during its Tuesday meeting in anticipation of an asphalt street improvement project. That project is estimated to cost $782,000 and would affect about 2.8 miles of streets in Jennings. The lowest of the four bids was submitted by Coastal Bridge of Baton Rouge for $635,115. The other three bids included $713,770 […]

Elton discusses funds for improvements

ELTON – Officials here are hoping to gain funds to address the town’s drainage system, roads and one severely damaged sidewalk. Monday, council members passed a motion to apply for a $35,000 grant, through the Louisiana Government Assistance Program (LGAP) to help with drainage improvement expenses. “We have some pipes in town that are stopped […]

Fenton to see sidewalk project, new fire station

FENTON – A pre-planning meeting will be held here next week for the Safe Route to School Project, which will be fully funded by the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD). “The Safe Route to School Project is a program to encourage children to walk to school,” Mayor Eddie Alfred, Jr. said at the village’s […]

Jennings man accused of carnal knowledge

Deputies with the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) arrested a Jennings man for carnal knowledge of a juvenile involving a pregnant 15-year-old victim. James Bouley, 41, of Aaron Road in Jennings, was arrested at his residence on an active warrant Sunday. According to JDSO Chief Deputy Chris Ivey, in December of 2015, detectives received […]

Mother arrested on cruelty charges, boyfriend sought

A Jennings mother was arrested Monday evening following the hospitilization of her 11-month-old toddler. Angella Nichole Mann, 30, of Earl Duhon Road in Jennings, was arrested in reference to a reported injury of the juvenile. According to Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) Chief Deputy Chris Ivey, detectives received information on September 23 that the […]

Council approves across-the-board pay raise

ELTON – The council here voted to approve a pay increase for all non-elected city employees Monday night. After speaking with the town’s CPA, Elton Mayor Tony Laughlin and council members decided to implement a three-percent pay increase across the board in lieu of giving unequal raises to some employees. “These officers work hard out […]

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