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McNeese to host financial aid workshops at local schools

Representatives of McNeese State University (MSU) are set to visit local high schools for the 2016 Financial Aid Fall Regional Workshops to inform students and parents of changes in the timing of applications for college financial aid.  A change in policy at the U.S. Department of Education allows students to start applying for financial aid […]

Town power extending north of I-10

WELSH – Town electricity will be spreading to the northern side of Interstate 10 but the project will not cost anything to taxpayers. In 2011, a tanker crash on interstate caused trichloroethylene, a highly concentrated type of degreaser, to spill from the vehicle. Initially, a specialized toxic cleanup company was called to the scene to […]

‘A loss in value’: LA property decrease explained

LAKE ARTHUR – Jeff Davis Parish Assessor Donald Kratzer explained the decrease in property values here and the impact it may have on town residents. “Lake Arthur has had a loss in value,” Kratzer said. “Most of it due to personal property, but we had some business equipment that left the town. Values dropped and […]

Traffic stop yields $12k in narcotics

A convicted felon was arrested during a midday traffic stop Monday when officers with Welsh Police Department (WPD) discovered an estimated $12,000 in illegal narcotics. According to WPD Chief Marcus Crochet, officers observed a silver GMC Yukon traveling east on East Russell Ave. commit a traffic violation. “A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle […]

More issues noted with Nichols bridge

WELSH – The Nichols Street bridge here should be considered for total replacement within five to 10 years but for now, the town might be spending a little under $130,000 to address one critical issue that would allow the crossing to reopen. The bridge was closed when the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) found […]

French visitors spending weekend in city

The City of Jennings will host a group of 32 individuals from the small village of Baalons, France, which will include the mayor of Baalons, a priest and 18 members of the extended Houssiere-Latreille family. The guests will arrive in Jennings Friday, Oct. 7, and depart Sunday, Oct. 9. “The group is coming specifically to […]

Clowning around? JPD warns man dressed in costume

Jennings police reprimanded an individual who was spotted at a local business dressed as  a clown, allegedly on his way to play a prank on a relative. Other areas have been affected by the recent craze involving pranksters dressing up as clowns with the intent to scare people, and officials are treating the incidents with […]

Two charged in crack cocaine cases

Jennings Police Department (JPD) made arrests in two separate incidents over the weekend, both involving crack cocaine. The first  occurred at approximately 10 p.m. Saturday when JPD anonymous tips line received a call regarding a male subject driving a Toyota Camry with narcotics in the vehicle. “The information was passed on to JPD patrol, who […]

JDSO: Practice child safety in crowds

As the annual parish fair approaches, deputies with the Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) remind the public to practice safety when bringing children into crowds. JDSO DARE Officer Gale Smith said each year, the agency sets up a mobile command unit to provide on-location security to fair attendees. “Children are capable of wandering off very […]

Voter registration deadline approaching

Residents have a little over a week to register to vote if they hope to cast ballots in November elections. The 2016 Presidential Election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 8. Jeff Davis Parish Registrar of Voters Lorraine Dees said the last day for anyone to register to vote in the election will be Tuesday, Oct. […]

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