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Duhon, Myers bid council adieu

Mayor Terry Duhon and Councilman Trey Myers participated in their final city council meeting Tuesday night. Their time in office will come to a close on June 30. Duhon has been mayor for 14 years, while Myers has served on the council for eight. “It’s been good serving with Terry,” said Councilman Johnny Armentor. “I’ve […]

Annual Family Day moved to July

LAKE ARTHUR – Citizens here are gearing up for the upcoming free community Annual Family Day. Annual Family Day Committee member Auldon Robinson said the event has been a tradition for the past 13 years, and was formerly known as the Annual Juneteenth Celebration. Originally scheduled for this past Saturday, the event was postponed until […]

Woman hits child with porcelain duck

A Jennings woman was arrested on second-degree battery charges after hitting her child in the face with a porcelain duck soapdish. Officers with the Jennings Police Department (JPD) received a call from a complainant that her young stepson had contacted her in regards to being struck in the head by his mother. “The incident occurred […]

Cawthorne guilty

A jury found 20-year-old Roderick Cawthorne, Jr. guilty of second-degree murder and obstruction of justice on Monday in the 2015 robbery and homicide of Charles Raymond Talen, Sr., 73. A poll of the jury revealed that all 12 jurors believed Cawthorne to be guilty. The victim’s son, Charles Talen II, said he felt jurors came […]

COA begins summer fan drive

The Jeff Davis Parish Council on Aging (COA) is now accepting donations for their annual fan drive to help parish elderly keep cool during the heat of summer. COA Director Helen Langley said the drive is being managed the same as previous years. “The heat of summer is particularly difficult for our parish seniors,” said […]

EHS set for annual golf tourney fundraiser

KINDER – The Elton High School (EHS) Athletic Association will host its annual golf tournament at the Koasati Pines Golf Course in Kinder on Sunday, July 16.  Tee time will be at 8:30 a.m. with a meal provided after the round. “All proceeds raised from the tournament will go directly to Elton sports,” Elton Athletic Association […]

Jury, Co-op prepare for potential storm outcome

Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury and the Jeff Davis Electric Co-Op are anticipating potential power outages and compromised road conditions due to Tropical Storm Cindy. “During the past couple of years, we’ve experienced enough flooding that we’re becoming more effective and efficient with our storm and flood preparation,” explained Police Jury Administrative Supervisor Randy Ringuet. […]

Key witness testifies

The state’s key witness in the case against Roderick Cawthorne, Jr. took the stand on Wednesday, telling the court that while both men planned the robbery of Charles Raymond Talen, Sr., Cawthorne suggested killing the man while the two staked out his home on the day of the murder. Cawthorne is on trial for second-degree […]

Postcards allege Perry owns shady strip club

WELSH – Another round of anonymous postcards are being mailed to some constituents here, this time claiming that Alderman Colby Perry has failed to report income from his supposed part ownership in a Texas strip club. “I am utterly perplexed by the false propaganda, inclusive of outlandish claims that have most recently been disseminated at […]

Parish braces for Tropical Storm Cindy

Hurricane season in Southwest Louisiana is beginning with a confirmed tropical storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico. According to a report from Roger Erickson, Weather Coordination Meteorologist from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Lake Charles, Tropical Storm Cindy is forecast to make landfall in southeast Texas by sometime Thursday morning. The storm has […]

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