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Intruder ‘dethroned’ when discovered in home

FENTON – A man here came home to discover an intruder using his bathroom. Fenton Police Sgt. Vernon O’Quinn said the complainant, a farmer, returned home on his tractor some time during daytime hours on Tuesday and saw a vehicle parked at his home. “After parking his tractor behind the vehicle, he entered his locked […]

JDPSB announces Support Person of the Year

The Jeff Davis Parish School Board has announced the Support Person of the Year (SPOY) for the elementary, middle and high school levels. The elementary school SPOY was announced as Sonya McNabb of Welsh Elementary School (WES); the middle school level SPOY was announced as Christy Hine of Hathaway High School (HHS); and the high […]

Elton man facing additional charges

An Elton man currently jailed for stealing kitchen cabinets from his neighbor’s home is facing additional charges after a 14-year-old juvenile reported receiving inappropriate messages and indecent photos from the him. Detectives with Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) were notified Monday evening that the juvenile reported he received the message, which included photos from James […]

Elton adopts agreement: Officials discuss shutting off water to subdivision

ELTON – Officials here adopted an intergovernmental agreement with Allen Parish regarding water treatment services to residents in Lavan Subdivision, located just across the Jeff Davis Parish line. In March of 2016, the town learned it would receive the benefit of a public sewer system that would be construced thanks to a Louisiana Community Development […]

Carencro company providing city CBO services

The city has officially entered into a cooperative endeavor agreement that will see a Carencro company providing building code inspections to the area for one year. That company, Building Code Inspection Services, LLC, is owned by certified building official (CBO) Rodney Richard. Under state law, residential and commercial locations under construction must be inspected by […]

American Heart of Beauty Association to host inaugural dog pageant

For all of the dog lovers out there, March 19 will be the day to show off your beloved furry family members, all for a good cause. The American Heart of Beauty Association is coming to the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park in Jennings to host the inaugural Canine Cutie Dog Pageant. All of the […]

Elton man arrested for burglary of neighbor’s home

An Elton man was arrested after witnesses reported seeing him in the possession of a neighbor’s kitchen cabinets just four days before they were reported stolen. Deputies with the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) received a report of a burglary at 2448 Hwy 190 in Elton on Feb. 19. The victim reported two ceiling […]

Jennings man arrested for third-degree rape

A Jennings man was arrested this weekend following a report that he raped a woman during the Mardi Gras holiday. On March 1, a complainant entered the Welsh Police Department (WPD) and reported his daughter had been raped by 18-year-old Colin Souder of Jennings. WPD Chief Marcus Crochet said detectives were notified and an investigation […]

Justice Tour to visit Jennings

For those who are powerless over crucial legal matters, the Louisiana Civil Justice Center’s (LCJC) ‘Justice Tour’ will soon be coming through Jennings to help need. Specialized lawyers pair of with the LCJC and voluntarily participate in the tour with aims of connecting vulnerable citizens within a specific area to the resources they need to […]

Thornwell Warehouse to host Farmer’s Market

The Thornwell Warehouse Association will be hosting its first ever Poultry Swap and Farmer’s Market for those looking to buy, sell or swap their items. The outdoor event will provide a place for business and trade, while at the same promote social gathering and community activity. The mission of the market is to find ways […]

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