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Jennings receives clean audit

The City of Jennings received a clean audit for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2016. Auditor Aaron Cooper issued an unqualified opinion, meaning no problems were found during the process. In assets, total governmental funds equaled over $12 million, which included over $7.4 million in the general fund; over $1.9 million in the […]

ABOB to hold auditions for comedy show

A Block off Broadway (ABOB) Community Theatre will soon hold auditions for anyone interested in participating in a show paying Tribute to “The Carol Burnett Show”. The show is will feature skit comedy scenes, as well as a variety of show production numbers and vocal selections from “The Carol Burnett Show”, which was popular on […]

Elton approves rate increase

ELTON – Residents here will soon see an increase in rates on their water and sewer bills. A public hearing was held Monday shortly before the regularly scheduled council meeting to discuss necessary changes to water and sewer rates. In the end, after months of discussion and no opposing comments from town residents duringthe public […]

Optimist Club seeking scholarship applicants

The Optimist Club of Jennings is seeking applicants for two scholarship opportunities, with the chance to win up to $22,000 in aid. The scholarships are for an essay competition, as well as an oratorical competition, with a chance for a $2,500 scholarship in each category, as well as up to a $22,000 scholarship opportunity in […]

Duhon will not seek re-election

After serving the City of Jennings for 14 years, Mayor Terry Duhon has decided his current term will be his last. His seat and those of the city council are up for election this year, with ballots set to be cast on March 25. Ahead of the three-day qualifying period that begins this week for […]

Hounds slam Lacassine 62-42

WELSH – The Welsh Greyhounds were at it again this past Friday with another impressive victory, this one a 62-42 win over the Lacassine Cardinals. While the Cardinals did hang around with the Greyhounds early on, at one point the Cardinals lead 12-9 with 2:10 left to play in the first.  The Greyhounds slowly took […]

4-H and FFA Livestock Show approaching

Young livestock enthusiasts will soon have the chance to show off animals they raised for the upcoming Jeff Davis Parish Livestock Show and Sale scheduled this month. Youth from fourth through twelfth grades will participate in the show scheduled from Sunday, Jan. 15, through Tuesday, Jan. 17, followed by the sale on Thursday, Jan. 19. […]

Campaign urges railroad safety

In its continued effort to promote safety for the traveling public, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is launching a railroad safety campaign until January 21 to highlight the message: “Do Not Stop on the Tracks.” The campaign aims to educate drivers and pedestrians on what to do when a train is approaching, and […]

Lake Arthur makes necessary changes

LAKE ARTHUR – At a Wednesday meeting, officials here introduced a ordinance to name a street in the town and made changes to a current ordinance outlining rules, procedures and guidelines for town employees. Lake Arthur annexed a piece of property on March 5, 1996, a portion of La. 14 adjacent to the northwest bank […]

Residents: Alleged halfway house unwanted

IOWA – Some residents on Sheridan Street here said they are unhappy that a home recently purchased by a new owner could be used as a halfway house for men recovering from drug addiction. Sheridan Street, which lies just inside the Jeff Davis Parish border on the far west end of the parish, includes a […]

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