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Welsh community holds annual Christmas drive

WELSH – The community effort Christmas drive here has been an annual Welsh tradition for over 30 years and continues to grow stronger with each passing year. With enough donations to bless 43 families, volunteers said donations would continue to be accepted until Friday, Dec. 22, when the gifts and grocery baskets will be delivered […]

COA receives clean audit

Except for one instance of non-compliance, the Jeff Davis Parish Council on Aging (COA) received a clean audit for the financial year that ended June 30. The issue of non-compliance arose because the COA did not issue a Form 1099 to a vendor that was paid more than $600 in 2016. The Internal Revenue Service […]

School officials, law enforcement attend crisis management workshop

Jeff Davis Parish School Board administrators and local law enforcement agencies attended a crisis management workshop last week to learn how to better protect students in emergency situations. During the workshop, educational security consultant Dennis Lewis, of EDU Safe, LLC, spoke to attendees about modern-day threats schools face, primarily active shooter situations, as well as […]

Zoning change approved for Lacassine apartments

The Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury approved to rezone a piece of property in Lacassine from an A-1 classification, residential, to a C-1 classification, commercial, during this week’s meeting. Derek Hoffpauir, the owner of DSHH Properties, LLC, submitted the zoning change request in order to construct two duplex apartment structures. Lacassine resident Mary Juneau said […]

School board chooses next leaders

Jeff Davis Parish School Board held its final meeting of 2017 Thursday morning at Jennings High School (JHS), where members chose Phillip Arceneaux and David Troutman to serve as next year’s board president and vice president. Arceneaux has represented Dist. 3 since Oct. 2008, when he was appointed to fill the remaining term of Harry […]

Grant supports Farm to School Program

The Louisiana Department of Education Division of Nutrition Support, in collaboration with LSU AgCenter, has announced a multiyear effort toward a statewide Farm to School Program.  Designed to increase the amount of locally produced foods served in schools, the three-year agreement provides $900,000 to support the program.  “Farm to school is an important tool in […]

Stolen vehicle, prescription drugs recovered

A vehicle stolen from a Texas dealership, along with a large amount of prescription cough syrup, was located at an abandoned house in Jennings. Jennings Police Department (JPD) Interim Chief Danny Semmes said detectives were notified of the stolen vehicle when the department received a call early Friday morning, Dec. 8, from the security and […]

Coushatta, Town of Elton team up for parade

ELTON — The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana and the Town of Elton are co-hosting the Seventh Annual Christmas Parade at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, in downtown Elton. Marching in this year’s Christmas Parade will be the Baton Rouge Pipes and Drums — a Louisiana based Scottish bagpipe and drum band, according to Shana Harmon […]

School officials review lockdown procedures

Jeff Davis Parish School Board and Lacassine High (LHS) officials are working to strengthen lockdown procedures at the campus in light of a recent report of shots fired neared the school. At 2:26 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) received a report of shots fired in the 500 block of […]

Jennings man arrested for threatening mother, officers with gun

ed after threatening his own mother and deputies with a handgun. Shortly after 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25, deputies with Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) received a call regarding a family disturbance involving a gun at a residence in the 5000 block of South Cutting Ave. in Jennings. JDSO Commander Ramby Cormier said […]

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