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Church hosting outdoor movie night

ity mission to help strengthen family bonds, Bethel Christian Church is hosting a free movie night event for the public. Lead Pastor Blaine St. Germaine said this is just one of the many ways the church is doing what they can to encourage and help families find more opportunities to spend together. “This isn’t just […]

Higgins wants rum tax repealed

iggins has begun efforts to repeal an existing tax law on all imported, as well as domestically produced rum products, to level the playing field between local and imported rum industries. Higgins measure, H.R. 3476, would allow U.S. rum producers to better compete with Producers in the territories of Puerto Rico and the United States […]

COA to host healthy eating seminar

The Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Council on Aging (COA), along with the LSU Ag. Center, will be hosting a healthy eating seminar on the benefits of incorporating whole grains into your daily diet. The “Let’s eat for the health of it, Whole Grains” seminar, will be held at the Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Council on […]

Representatives from governor’s office to visit parish

Staff members of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ office will be visiting the citizens of Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) next week in an effort to learn more about the needs of the people. The visit is part of a new initiative, Constituent Services on the Geaux, to meet with constituents face to face while offering […]

Volunteers hold school snack drive

A group of volunteers from a local church are doing their part to strengthen the community of Jennings by reaching out to the needs of the elementary schools. Jannie and Milton Crochet of Bethel Church are currently leading a donation project to bring snacks to Jennings Elementary School and James Ward Elementary School. “Our inspiration […]

Fenton updates construction progress

FENTON – Officials here discussed the updated progress regarding the upcoming construction of a public pavilion, as well as the community center. Sgt. Vernon O’Quinn of Fenton Police Department (FPD) approached the council to provide an update on the status of the pavilion. “With the mayor and chief pushing non-stop on the construction of this […]

Welsh Museum Prairie Supper Fundraiser tickets available

WELSH – It’s almost time for the annual Welsh Museum Prairie Supper Fundraiser and tickets are still available. The fundraiser has become a fall tradition in the community since it began four years ago, following the donation of the former Welsh High School Home Economics Cottage to the museum. Friends of the Welsh Museum Director […]

JFD aids efforts to feed evacuees

Members of the Jennings Fire Department (JFD) joined forces with St. George Fire Protection District (SGFPD) of Baton Rouge in an effort to feed masses of Texas evacuees displaced from Hurricane Harvey. “We were invited to help the St. George to help feed approximately 4,500 evacuees and first responders, as well as members of Cajun […]

Making Room: Jennings shelter preparing to take in rescued pets

People all over Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana have been displaced or flooded in from the wrath of Hurricane Harvey this past week, but another cause is helping animal shelters around Louisiana  make room for displaced puppies and kittens that may start coming in. Area animal rescuer Cynthia Stagg explained that through the help of […]

Teacher accused of improper relationship with student

A 26-year-old Jennings High School teacher is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student over a period of time. Rachel Gillespie of Jennings was booked in to the parish jail Thursday afternoon on a single charge of indecent behavior with a juvenile. She was held for a matter of minutes before being released […]

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