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Fast food worker busted for selling weed out of window

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor While fast food workers nationwide are demanding a minimum wage increase, one local man decided to supersize his own paycheck by selling pot out of the restaurant’s drive-thru window. Kevin Gotreaux, 21, was arrested by city police Friday afternoon for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Additional distribution […]

Welsh man dies in fatal crash

A Welsh man perished in a two-vehicle crash on Hoke Road that occurred one mile east of Welsh Friday afternoon. Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to the accident shortly before 3 p.m. The preliminary investigation revealed that a 1993 Toyota Corolla driven by 82-year-old Harold J. Daigle of Welsh was traveling east on the […]

Jennings High School

There’s an app for that! Want to keep up with the latest events at Jennings High School (JHS) via your electronic device? According to JHS Principal Ben Oustalet, there’s now an app for that. This week, JHS announced a new partnership with SchoolInfoApp to create the Jennings High School SchoolInfoApp for iPhone, iPad and Android […]

City seeks grant to offset renovation costs

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor Jennings officials are hoping to get a $50,000 grant that would help offset costs associated with relocating City Hall. The city can apply for up to $50,000 through the state Office of Development Local Government Assistance Program. However, city engineer Steve Tate said the city would likely receive $35,000.

JPD launching safety program for elderly

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor The Jennings Police Department (JPD) is launching a new program geared to ensuring the safety of senior citizens. JPD Continuing Assistance and Reassurance to the Elderly’s Safety (CARES) is a free program that will use daily phone calls  between officers and seniors to check on participants and give them a […]

Voters could decide on jail tax in May

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor A bonding attorney informed the Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Police Jury Wednesday that an additional half cent would put the parish at its sales tax limit. Jurors are hoping to put a half cent sales tax on the May ballot. The tax, which police jury President Donald Woods said could […]

City to help purchase new Sowela site

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor The city is expected to put $100,000 towards the purchase of about 10 acres of land for the site for a new Sowela Technical Community College campus. Jennings, the Jeff Davis Parish School Board and the parish police jury are all being asked to help purchase the land, which is […]

Free child passenger safety check coming Saturday

The Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force will provide free child passenger safety seat checks in Jennings on Saturday, Dec. 14. These checks will be conducted by child passenger safety technicians who will provide hands-on child safety seat inspections and answer questions at no charge. The event will take place at the Jeff Davis Parish Fairgrounds located […]

Water district finds no major meter issues

Daily News Staff Report After receiving numerous complaints from customers in October, Jeff Davis Water District No. 4 brought in the Louisiana Rural Water Association (LRWA) to randomly test meters within the district. District Director Tony Sonnier contacted the LRWA when some customers began claiming they were being billed for water they were not consuming. […]

COA audit notes noncompliance

Daily News Staff Report An audit of the Jeff Davis Parish Council on Aging (COA) released last week showed the agency did not properly follow some Internal Revenue Services (IRS) regulations and failed to properly remit voluntary contributions to United Way. The findings were unresolved issues from a previous audit. The current audit is for […]

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