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COA begins summer fan drive

The Jeff Davis Parish Council on Aging (COA) is now accepting donations for their annual fan drive to help parish elderly keep cool during the heat of summer. COA Director Helen Langley said the drive is being managed the same as previous years. “The heat of summer is particularly difficult for our parish seniors,” said […]

EHS set for annual golf tourney fundraiser

KINDER – The Elton High School (EHS) Athletic Association will host its annual golf tournament at the Koasati Pines Golf Course in Kinder on Sunday, July 16.  Tee time will be at 8:30 a.m. with a meal provided after the round. “All proceeds raised from the tournament will go directly to Elton sports,” Elton Athletic Association […]

Jury, Co-op prepare for potential storm outcome

Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury and the Jeff Davis Electric Co-Op are anticipating potential power outages and compromised road conditions due to Tropical Storm Cindy. “During the past couple of years, we’ve experienced enough flooding that we’re becoming more effective and efficient with our storm and flood preparation,” explained Police Jury Administrative Supervisor Randy Ringuet. […]

Key witness testifies

The state’s key witness in the case against Roderick Cawthorne, Jr. took the stand on Wednesday, telling the court that while both men planned the robbery of Charles Raymond Talen, Sr., Cawthorne suggested killing the man while the two staked out his home on the day of the murder. Cawthorne is on trial for second-degree […]

Postcards allege Perry owns shady strip club

WELSH – Another round of anonymous postcards are being mailed to some constituents here, this time claiming that Alderman Colby Perry has failed to report income from his supposed part ownership in a Texas strip club. “I am utterly perplexed by the false propaganda, inclusive of outlandish claims that have most recently been disseminated at […]

Parish braces for Tropical Storm Cindy

Hurricane season in Southwest Louisiana is beginning with a confirmed tropical storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico. According to a report from Roger Erickson, Weather Coordination Meteorologist from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Lake Charles, Tropical Storm Cindy is forecast to make landfall in southeast Texas by sometime Thursday morning. The storm has […]

Two arrested on cruelty charges

A Jennings couple was arrested Tuesday night following an investigation into a call regarding an abandoned disabled woman. “The wheelchair bound, 47-year-old victim had been left in an abandoned house on Park Street in Jennings last week,” said Jennings Police Department Deputy Chief Danny Semmes. “Because of the response to that call, our investigators began […]

Investigators, witness take stand in murder trial

A witness testified Tuesday that he overheard Roderick Cawthorne, Jr. and two other people involved in an argument that included talk of killing an “old man.” Jennings resident Michael Granger told the 31st Judicial District Court he was working on plumbing beneath a Lake Arthur home in Feb. 2015 when he overheard a couple, identified […]

Opening statements begin in Talen murder trial

A jury was seated yesterday in the trial of the first of 11 defendants arrested in connection with the killing of 73-year-old Charles Raymond Talen Sr. back in 2015. Roderick Jermaine Cawthorne Jr., who was 18 years old at the time of the murder, is facing second-degree murder and obstruction of justice charges in the […]

Fenton Housing Authority to build bus stop bench

FENTON – The Housing Authority here has agreed to construct a bench at the bus stop on its property to provide a place for school children to safely sit while waiting for the bus. During last month’s board of aldermen meeting, Fenton Alderwoman Gwen Johnson expressed concern for the safety of children waiting at the […]

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