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Roads closed, damaged by water

Several rural roads in Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) have been affected by flooding. As of press time today, the following road closures and damages were reported by the JDP Police Jury Office: Atterberry Rd. ; Bebee Rd. between Carl Hoppe and Abie Fontenot roads; Bonnie Rd. to its first curve (before old RV park); Bucklin […]

Evangeline resident anticipates repeat of past floods

EVANGELINE — The Hoffpauir home in the Bluff area of La. 100 is still undergoing renovations after being damaged during the Aug. 2016 flood. Now the homeowners are wondering if the neighborhood will be submerged once again. According to Julie Hoffpauir, however, waiting for the water is now second nature. In 2013, the home barely escaped […]

Jennings man dies in crash

A 27-year-old Jennings man is dead following a single-vehicle crash early Wednesday. Louisiana State Police Troop D reported that the 3:30 a.m. crash occurred on La. 26 south of La. 1126, about two miles south of Jennings. A preliminary investigation revealed that a 2013 Chevrolet truck was traveling north on La. 26 when, for unknown […]

Area reaches yearly rainfall average, more still projected

While most of East Texas and parts of Southwest Louisiana are still fighting epic flooding from Hurricane Harvey, Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) started picking up its pieces Thursday with schools and businesses reopening.

Hurricane threatens balance of rice harvest

CROWLEY — The 2017 rice harvest is wrapping up in south Louisiana with overall results considered fair because of unfavorable weather, but an approaching tropical storm could complicate getting the remaining crop out of the fields.  Steve Linscombe, director of the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station, said 2017 will not rank among […]

Parish on alert for storm

Jeff Davis’ Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) is closely monitoring the movement of Hurricane Harvey, anticipating how to best protect the people of the parish. As of press time Friday, Harvey was a Category 2 storm with the potential to swamp communities more than 100 miles inland. Landfall was predicted for late tonight or early […]

Police jury approves E911 to make address changes

During this week’s regularly scheduled meeting, the Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury approved a motion allowing E911 to make necessary address changes on Grand Marais Road. This motion became necessary when earlier this year, newly hired 911 Coordinator Adria Bertrand approached the jury after discovering inconsistencies among some address and road signs on several rural […]

Annual millage rates up for renewal

Officials in Fenton and Elton have addressed upcoming millage tax renewals for the general alimony, or the constitutional millage to be used for general funds for regular municipal expenses. During this month’s meetings, the Fenton Board of Aldermen announced the item to be added to next month’s agenda, and the Elton Town Council approved for […]

Board sees first balanced budget in yearsBoard sees first balanced budget in years

For the first time in about seven years, the Jeff Davis Parish School Board adopted what the superintendent called a “truly balanced budget.” The 2017-18 operating budget, estimated at $61,724,302, was unanimously accepted during a Thursday night meeting. Dist. 7 representative Jimmy Segura pointed out the significance of the new fiscal year’s budget and commended […]

Petitioners: Recall ‘only symbolic’

WELSH – The co-chairs of the committee to recall Mayor Carolyn Louviere issued a press release Thursday afternoon stating that their efforts are only symbolic, and signatures are not actually being accepted on the petition. Welsh residents Jeannell Jackson Vital and Calvin David Spriggings filed the petition with the Secretary of State’s office on Aug. […]

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