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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 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 […]

Food drive to aid locals in need

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor Jeff Davis residents will have the opportunity to help their friends and neighbors during the annual Food Net Food Drive. The 12-hour drive, sponsored by the Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Council on Aging (COA) and KLFY Channel 10, will be held Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. […]

Welsh recreation tax heads to April ballot

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor WELSH – Voters here will decide on a 10-year, half-cent sales tax in April that will solely fund the town’s recreation department. The Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to put the tax before voters Tuesday night after a number of residents voiced their support. Aldermen also presented the idea of […]

Common Core changes go to BESE for consideration

BATON ROUGE (AP) – Local school boards and public school superintendents will ask the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education on Tuesday for a slow-down of Louisiana’s shift to toughened educational standards. BESE is scheduled to consider a proposal offered by Superintendent of Education John White that would delay for two years the consequences […]

JDBA seeks nominations

The Jeff Davis Business Alliance (JDBA) is seeking nominations for five awards to be presented at its annual meeting and awards banquet on Jan. 30. “We would like to emphasize that if someone has been nominated for any of these awards and did not receive it, they are eligible to be re-nominated this year for […]

Missing man found dead in apparent suicide

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor The search for a missing 20 year-old came to a sad end Sunday morning in Jennings. Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division Commander Chris Ivey reported that the body of Jennings resident Lee Lantz was discovered by hunters in a wooded area of Houssiere’s Park.

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