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Police Report

Editor’s Note: An arrest does not indicate whether a person is guilty of the crime with which they have been charged. A person is not considered guilty until they are convicted of a crime in a court of law.   Sheriff’s Office Fifteen people were reported as booked into the parish jail by the Jeff […]

School Lunch Menu

Monday December 16 Mandarin Chicken, Rice, California Blend Vegetables, Roll, Baked Cookie, Fruit, Cookies   Tuesday December 17 Hot Ham and Cheese Flatbread Sandwich, Fries, Ketchup, Baked Beans, Fresh Fruit, Milk Choice   Wednesday December 18 Salisbury Steak, Rice with Gravy, Fresh Broccoli, Fresh Cauliflower, Dip, Roll, Fruit, Milk Choice   Thursday December 19 Turkey, […]

Police warn of phone scam

Daily News Staff Report The Jennings Police Department (JPD) is warning the general public about another ongoing phone scam. “Basically, it’s just another variation of the other scams that have been circulating the internet and cell phone lines,” said JPD Chief Todd D’Albor.

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 […]

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