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Armed felon apprehended in Fenton

FENTON – An unidentified armed felon was apprehended near the RV Park on TV Tower Road in Fenton, after the suspect led law enforcement on a foot chase through the woods. Patrol deputies with Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) responded to a call in reference to a suspicious person at the park on TV […]

Coushatta official asks Trump to remove Jackson’s portrait

ELTON – The vice chairman of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana has requested that President Donald Trump remove a portrait of Andrew Jackson, the president who signed into law the Indian Removal Act of 1830, from the Oval Office. Vice Chairman David Sickey made the request via a letter dated April 26. In his request, […]

ZAM, JDAC schedule summer camp

This summer, young artists will have an opportunity to gather with peers and hone their creative skills during a five-day long Summer Art and Theatre Camp. The event is sponsored by Zigler Art Museum (ZAM) and Jeff Davis Arts Council (JDAC). “Our mission is to provide summer classes by art teachers to the students of […]

Law Day event will honor Gunnell

In observance of Law Day, Jennings City Court is holding a public event in its courthouse that will honor 31st Judicial District Judge Steve Gunnell, as well as recognize law enforcement and past city court judges. Law Day in the U.S. was proclaimed on May 1, 1958, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Before Eisenhower’s declaration, […]

Election Day arrives Saturday

The final election day of the spring season arrives Saturday, with polls open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. A picture ID is required to vote. For information on polling sites, precincts and sample ballots, visit Voters in Jeff Davis can also call the Registrar of Voters (ROV) office at (337) 824-0834, while Acadia […]

Police jury applying for state grant

The Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Police Jury hopes Louisiana Community Development Block Grant (LCDBG) funds could cover cost for plans to upgrade certain parish roads. The competitive program has adjusted its requirements for receiving funding, and its priorities under the Public Facilities Program will include sewer, potable water and street improvements. The police jury is […]

Hathaway store receives alcohol permit

HATHAWAY – The Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury authorized the issuance of an alcohol permit to the Dollar General store here. The motion was introduced by Dist. 8 Juror Wayne Fruge. Despite some residents’ disapproval of plans to construct the Dollar General in 2016, Fruge believes people are now feeling more comfortable about the addition […]

Arrest made in fatal Lafayette shooting

A suspect in a Lafayette homicide was discovered hiding out at a Jennings hotel Wednesday afternoon. According to a spokesperson for the Lafayette Police Department (LPD), officers arrested 27-year-old Quinton Jamal Benjamin on a charge of second-degree murder for the fatal shooting of 42-year-old Ray Cudges of Duson. Officials have been searching for Benjamin following […]

Library welcoming author for signing

LAKE ARTHUR – The library here will soon be welcoming a local author for a meet-and-greet and book-signing session. Lake Arthur native and author of “Andi’s Perfect Toy”, Carla “Rae” Abshire, has made plans to revisit her hometown and will be on hand signing copies of the children’s book for the public. Anyone who has […]

WPD launches ‘Buckle Up in Your Truck’

WELSH – The police department here has joined forces with the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission to address the problem of non-compliance with safety belt use and will launch the seven-day Buckle Up In Your Truck campaign. The statewide campaign establishes high-visibility enforcement and is designed to promote usage of driver and passenger seat belts, as […]

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