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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 […]

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 Eleven people were reported as booked into the parish jail by the Jeff […]

Seniors invited to COA Christmas party

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor Senior citizens in Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) are invited to a day filled with food, fellowship and fun. The JDP Council on Aging’s annual Christmas party is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 13, at the Multipurpose Building in Jennings. Doors open at 8 a.m.

Lake Arthur announces holiday events

Daily News Staff Report LAKE ARTHUR – Coordinators here have announced the town’s annual Christmas events, which will take place next Saturday and Sunday. The holiday weekend begins Saturday, Dec. 14, with the gumbo cook-off beneath the park pavilion on Arthur Avenue. Cooking starts at noon and judging will be held at 4 p.m.

Elton library to host Community Christmas

Daily News Staff Report ELTON – The library here is getting into the Christmas spirit by hosting a special community gathering next week. The “Community Christmas” will welcome locals on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 6-7:30 p.m. The idea behind Community Christmas stemmed from a sign that greets visitors entering the town: “Welcome to Elton. We […]

Tietje to join Bassmaster Elite Series field for 2014

Daily News Staff Report The sport of professional bass fishing is alive and well, judging from entries in the 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series – the world’s premier fishing tour. When registration closed Tuesday, 112 anglers had signed up to compete in the nine-event, $6.3 million circuit. It’s the largest field since the inception of the […]

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