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Congressman Higgins to visit parish

Congressman Clay Higgins will be visiting Jeff Davis Parish next week, and include stops in Jennings, Lake Arthur, Welsh and Fenton to meet with several area mayors. He will also be holding two other informal Q&A events, one of which is open to the public. Press Secretary Andrew David said the visits with each of […]

Two petition for Welsh mayor’s recall

WELSH – A petition to recall Mayor Carolyn Louviere was filed with the Secretary of State’s office on Aug. 2. The petitioners are residents Jeanell Jackson Vital and Calvin David Spriggings. The mayor said she was surprised by the petition, because Vital never indicated she had issues with Louviere’s performance. The mayor said while she […]

Fenton discusses chicken ordinance

FENTON – Officials here are discussing plans to amend an existing livestock ordinance regarding specific standards for keeping chickens within village limits. During the July village meeting, a citizen approached the Fenton Board of Aldermen in reference to regulations regarding the keeping of chickens or fowl in the village. She shared concerns for her family […]

Elton officials OK culvert repairs

ELTON – The council here has voted on a motion to continue repairing all culverts through the town and will begin with those in the most severe condition first. Elton Mayor Pro Temp Anthony Guillory said at least six more will be done immediately, including both sides of the street on the corner of Al […]

Elton officials prepare for school year

ELTON – As students all over the parish prepare to head back to school for the 2016-17 school year, officials here remind the public to use caution in and around school zones. “We have many children who are walking to school, as well as parents who are dropping them off on and around school grounds,” […]

JDSO to open substation

Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) will soon be opening a substation to provide more convenient service to the Lacassine-Woodlawn area. Sheriff Ivy Woods said the location was chosen due to the recent influx of residents in the western part of the parish, as the population continues to spill over from Calcasieu Parish. “This is […]

Lake Street construction to begin soon

LAKE ARTHUR – Officials here this week discussed updates on a long-planned water line repair project, as well as drainage issues. “First of all, we want to let the public know the construction to put in a new six-inch main water line on Lake Street will begin very soon,” said Councilman Robert “Bobby” Palermo. “We […]

Cassidy releases July convictions

District Attorney Michael Cassidy announced the following convictions recently obtained during the July 24 criminal petit jury session in the 31st Judicial District Court. • Dustin Meaux of Morse pled guilty to Possession of Methamphetamine. The court sentenced the defendant to serve three years at hard labor with the Department of Corrections (DOC). The defendant […]

Evangeline resident killed in single-vehicle crash

CALCASIEU PARISH — An Evangeline man was identified as one of two people killed in a single-vehicle crash early Thursday morning. According to Sgt. James Anderson of Louisiana State Police (LSP) Troop D, the crash occurred shortly before 1 a.m. on La. 3020 near Catalina Street. “The preliminary investigation revealed a 2015 Nissan Altima was […]

CPA highlights jury financial statements

During this week’s Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury meeting, Aaron Cooper, Certified Public Account (CPA), reviewed the parish financial statements for the year ending on December 2016. “At the end of the year, the jury had approximately $6,485,000 in total assets, and a total of $660,398 in liabilities,” Cooper explained. “Deferred revenues were at $30,000, […]

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