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Flu season is here

Flu activity is increasing in Louisiana but remains below the regional baseline. The other most commonly reported respiratory viruses are Rhino/Enterovirus, Adenovirus, and RSV, according to the Influenza Surveillance Summary Report, which describes the tracking results of the Louisiana Office of Public Health Infectious Disease Epidemiology Section (IDEpi). Jennings American Legion Hospital (JALH) has seen […]

Gun ranges included in zoning ordinance

The Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury approved adding gun ranges to the C-1 zoning regulations when used for business purposes. Currently C-1 zoning includes but is not limited to a variety of commercial usage such as for professional and business offices, service shops, retail stores, restaurants where alcoholic beverages are not consumed on the premises, […]

Laughlin happy with town improvements

ELTON – At the beginning of his term as mayor here in January, Tony Laughlin said, he felt changes were needed to restore a sense of pride in the community. A year later, Laughlin said he feels there has been a boost in morale around the town. “Just walking the streets and talking to people, […]

COA accepting membership applications

Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) residents interested in assisting the elderly and becoming a member of the JDP Council on Aging (COA) can apply now. The COA is currently updating its membership files and accepting new applicants. “We only accept new members once a year, so this would be the time to apply,” Jeff Davis COA […]

JPD closes in on drug trafficking ring

After a month-long investigation in the 1300 block of West Street, detectives with the Jennings Police Department (JPD) made three arrests in a drug trafficking ring. JPD Deputy Chief Danny Semmes said shortly before the Christmas holidays, on Tuesday, Dec. 20, JPD patrol division executed a no-knock search warrant issued by Judge Steve Gunnell. Upon […]

Group offers support to grieving mothers, widows

A support group for grieving mothers and widows will start meeting in January. First Lady of Faith Life Church and Outreach Center, Director of the Women’s Department and group coordinator Theresa Shelvin created Rachael’s Voice to offer support to grieving mothers and widows. The group will first meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 5 at the […]

Roanoke fire station plans underway

ROANOKE – Fire Districts 1 and 3 will soon see significant growth with the construction of a new station and the purchase new units to provide better services to their respective communities. Plans to construct a new station for the Roanoke community have been in the works for approximately six years. The Jeff Davis Parish […]

Family feud leads to Christmas shooting death

LAKE ARTHUR – One man here is charged in the Christmas Day shooting death of his first cousin. Lake Arthur Police Department (LAPD) Assistant Chief Terrie Guillory said the incident took place on New Orleans Avenue shortly before 6 p.m. on Sunday. “We got the call from the suspect’s sister that her cousin, 41-year-old Shaft […]

APSO investigates burglaries

The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating several burglaries and attempted burglaries in the Egan/Evangeline area that occurred during nighttime hours of Dec. 1 and 17. During the burglaries the suspect stole an upright air compressor, a battery charger and a briefcase. If you have any information regarding these crimes or any other crime, you’re […]

Attorney General outlines tips for gift cards

BATON ROUGE – Finding the perfect Christmas present can be time-consuming. So it is not surprising that many consumers turn to gift cards for convenience. Gift cards can be bought at drugstores, online retailers, and nearly everywhere in between. Attorney General Jeff Landry is reminding consumers that there are pros and cons to gift cards, […]

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