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Alcohol ordinance remains unchanged

WELSH – No changes will be made to the alcohol ordinance here after citizens  in a public hearing questioned why amendments would be necessary. Mayor Carolyn Louviere asked that aldermen and the public weigh in on possible amendments at February’s town meeting. She said the town had been having trouble with littering near bars and […]

LA man arrested after tossing meth from vehicle

LAKE ARTHUR – A man was arrested Saturday after Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) deputies observed him throw what was later determined to be meth out of the window of his vehicle during a traffic stop. While patrolling La. 102 near Martin Roy Road Saturday evening, deputies conducted a traffic stop on a 2000 […]

Power outage due to burned pole

Damages that caused a power outage spanning from Abbeville to Lake Arthur Tuesday morning, have been repaired and Jeff Davis Parish consumers are back online. Jeff Davis Electric Co-Op Line Superintendent Dustin Cormier said the outage was the result of an Entergy transmission pole that had burned down.

Local officials appointed to state board

Two local officials have been appointed by Gov. John Bel Edwards to the Louisiana Drug Control and Violent Crime Policy Board. On Friday, Edwards announced his appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions in Baton Rouge. The Louisiana Drug Control and Violent Crime Policy Board consists of 15 committee members comprised of police chiefs, sheriffs, […]

Aunt arrested in toddler’s January burning

Investigators revealed this weekend that a child who suffered burns to 45 percent of her body in January was left alone in a vehicle with another child and a lighter, while the adult who was caring for them was engaging in prostitution. The child’s aunt, Gail Brown, 29, of Jennings, was charged Friday with negligent […]

Jeff Davis Parish Educators of the Year named

Three Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) teachers, one each from the high school, middle school and elementary school levels, will represent their respective schools as the epitome of an outstanding educational leader. The high school level Teacher of the Year was awarded to Elton High School (EHS) Agriscience teacher Lana Myers. “Ms. Lana is an amazing […]

CADA fashion fundraiser set for April 4

Those seeking to support victims of domestic violence will have the opportunity to provide a positive impact on the health and well-being of many women and their children. For a second consecutive year, a LuLaRoe Fashion Fundraiser will be held for Communities Against Domestic Abuse (CADA), with a percentage of the proceeds going to help […]

Air Evac, police jury join to improve communications, renew permits

The Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Police Jury and Air Evac Lifeteam are working together to improve communication issues between Air Evac and the parish 911 communications system. The improvements are also part of the process to renew the operating permit for Air Evac to continue to provide air medical transportation services within the parish. “I […]

Turn it up Tuesdays to continue at Founders Park

Tuesday nights in downtown Jennings will soon be rocking with the sounds of Zydeco, rhythm and blues, classic rock and country music. The Jeff Davis Arts Council (JDAC), in conjunction with sponsors Joy Lebleu and the City of Jennings, will continue its six-week concert series, Turn it up Tuesdays. “This season will be the sixth […]

Shining stars: Parish Students of the Year announced

The Jeff Davis Parish School Board recently announced the Students of the Year winners at the parish level for elementary, middle and high school. The high school winner is Lacassine High School (LHS) senior Caroline Hardy. Middle school winner is Hathaway High School (HHS) eighth grader Kyleigh Curlee and the elementary school winner is Elton […]

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