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COA hosts 2017 Medicare seminar

Seniors were able to learn about the upcoming changes in the 2017 insurance policies this week during a Medicare update seminar at Jeff Davis Council on Aging (COA). Insurance Specialist Debra Prejean of the Louisiana Department of Insurance, through the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) was on hand to help seniors learn more about […]

Jury shown Eaglin video, Washington testifies

Videos of the initial interview between police and Kyvonte Eaglin were shown to the jury on Thursday, while Jermaine Washington Jr. and Quiamie Randolph both took the witness stand on day two of the Eaglin second-degree murder trial. Eaglin, 19, is charged with the killing of 17-year-old Jawon Lennette in August of 2015. Washington, 20, […]

JDP maintains ‘B’ in district scores

While Louisiana as a whole fell from a B to a C, Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) maintained a B average in 2015-2016 District Report Cards released by the state Department of Education Thursday. With a new District Performance Score (DPS) of 90.6, the parish did see a slight drop from its DPS of 92.9 in […]

James Ward fundraiser to benefit local families

Students of James Ward Elementary School (JWES) are receiving a lesson in philanthropy by working to donate grocery baskets to families in need in the community. JWES Principal Suzanne Doucet said in an effort to help others during this holiday season, students are motivated by “jean day” to help collect funds to purchase grocery items […]

COA hosts public health event

The Office of Public Health is presenting a free seminar on how to protect against the flu and even the Zika virus. Office of Public Health Zika Outreach Coordinator Charlotte Stanley said although Zika has not reached Southwest Louisiana, this seminar will educate the public on what they need to know to protect themselves in […]

Eaglin trial underway

The murder trial for 19-year-old Kyvonte Eaglin, accused of second-degree murder in the 2015 shooting death of Jawon Lennette, 17, began Wednesday morning in the 31st Judicial District Court. The shooting happened in August 2015 at a party held at the American Legion hall on Market Street in Jennings. In court, the jury heard opening […]

OLI to host annual holiday food drive

Students at Our Lady Immaculate (OLI) are gearing up for an annual food drive to help needy families of the parish. “This food drive is part of OLI holiday tradition and our students and faulty look forward to participating in it every year,” said Development Director and food drive coordinator Sarah Boudreaux. “We’ve been doing […]

Elton revises per diem rates

ELTON – Officials here are making changes regarding the dollar amount allowed for employee per diem. Town Clerk Theresa Fontenot presented the Elton Town Council with numbers from the Louisiana Division of Administration Travel Guide during a Monday meeting. “It says if you use your personally owned vehicle for town business, we can reimburse no […]

Public invited to join Elton Christmas parade

ELTON – The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana and the town here are once again joining forces to co-host the Sixth Annual Christmas Parade set to take over the downtown area on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 11 a.m. Event Co-coordinator Shirley Johnson said working with members of the Coushatta Tribe to organize the parade has been […]

JES awarded grant

School administrators at Jennings Elementary School (JES) are preparing to participate in National Family Volunteer Day for the first time by offering families the opportunity to volunteer and give back to the community. The event will take place Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. until noon, at JES. Three projects promoting good will and volunteering […]

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