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Genevieve Louise Ancelet

Funeral services for Miss Genevieve Louise Ancelet, 83, of Jennings will be held Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at 11 a.m. in Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, with Rev. Charles McMillin officiating. Visitation will be held Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Miguez Funeral Home Chapel from 8:30 a.m. until the 10:45 a.m. departure for […]

Lorena Monroe Malveaux

Funeral services for Mrs. Lorena Monroe Malveaux, 75, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Mt. Triumph Baptist Church,  219 E. G. C. Chaney Street in Jennings, with Rev. C. James Fontenot and Rev. Harvey Jackson, Sr. officiating. Visitation will be held  in the church from 8 a.m. until time of […]

LSU AgCenter holds parishwide cookery contest

The LSU AgCenter held the 2017 Cookery Contest this weekend, and 4-H youth cooks from all over the parish showed off their cooking skills in various categories. Cooks arrived at the LSU AgCenter early Saturday morning, Nov. 18, to register dishes in the seafood, beef, rice, BENTO or sugar categories. Participants were allowed to enter […]

Law enforcement agencies hold training course

Members of Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) and Jennings Police Department (JPD) joined forces this past weekend for an active shooter training exercise at Jennings High School. The drill, designed to help law enforcement address real emergency situations, involved both a classroom lesson and practical drill in which participants ran through simulated exercises practicing […]

Judge asked to recuse self from case

Thirty-first Judicial District Judge Steve Gunnell is being asked to recuse himself from further proceedings involving Welsh mayor Carolyn Louviere’s lawsuit against alderman Colby Perry, on the grounds that he has professional and personal ties to the latter’s grandparents and uncle. According to the motion filed with the court, Louviere’s attorney Ron Richard has received […]

It’s Finally Happening: Dogs, Bears meet in 3A regional after season opener cancelled to Harvey

osed to happen to open the season, but instead Jennings and Church Point fans had to wait 11 weeks to get to see it happen. When the two teams’ regular season opener was cancelled due to Hurricane Harvey, little did many know that the game would build this much hype more than 3 months later. […]

Yvonne Savoie Edwards

Funeral service for Yvonne Savoie Edwards will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Union Baptist Church, 1014 S. Main Street, with Rev. Gerald Perkins officiating. Visitation will be held in the church from 10 a.m. Saturday until time of service. Burial will be in Silverwood Cemetery, under direction of Semien-Lewis Mortuary of […]

Preventing fire is better than battling the blaze

The Way I See It by Don West It hasn’t been a particularly busy year for us but somehow time is flying by like a downhill runaway manure wagon. Thanksgiving is nearly here but the Christmas merchandise has been displayed since before Halloween…but let’s not go there. I would like to make this a pleasant […]

Etienne great ambassador for Jennings, all of JDP

If anybody in a 100-mile radius just doesn’t use social media or just avoids football like the plague, they might be the only ones who haven’t witnessed the magical season Jennings’ Travis Etienne Jr. is putting together at Clemson University. Etienne wowed football fans in the area for years with his eye-popping speed and almost […]

Worker caught using city funds for personal purchases

A man employed with the Jennings street department is facing theft and fraud charges after using a city gas card for personal reasons. According to an affidavit of arrest, Jennings resident Steven Ray Deshotel, 31, was booked into the parish jail Friday, Nov. 10, on charges including two counts of malfeasance in office, two counts […]

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