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Bid accepted for road improvements

The Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Police Jury accepted a $3,297,005 bid from Prairie Contractors, Inc. of Opelousas for over 14 miles of parish road improvements. Project engineer Carl Aucoin of Aucoin and Associates discussed bid options with jurors. “The base bid was for 18 feet of roadway surfacing, with the additive alternative to increase to […]

Jury accepts bid for new fire station

The Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury accepted a $520,600 bid from Trahan Construction to construct the new fire station for Jeff Davis Fire District 4. Fire District 4 consists of a 35-member volunteer department and serves over 1,700 residents of the rural community in and around north of Lake Arthur and the Andrus Cove area. […]

Six parish entities receive audit grades

Six parish entities have had their annual audit reports reviewed by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s (LLA) office, and all have earned clean financial bills of health. Drainage Dist. Consolidated Gravity No. 1, Sub-Dist. A of Gravity No. 1, Welsh Gravity No. 1 and the Economic Development Commission all received a letter grade of A.  Meanwhile, […]

Outreach to aid parish flood victims

The Restore Louisiana program has scheduled outreach events in central and south Louisiana for homeowners impacted by the 2016 floods. Outreach organizer Nick Speyrer said a team of six or seven representatives will be on hand in Jennings today, to help area homeowners affected by the 2016 floods to complete a survey and find out […]

Fugitive apprehended

A Jennings man on the run from police since May of this year has been captured. Forty-year-old Steven Ray Breaux is now in custody. “We received a call in reference to a subject with several active arrest warrants through the Jennings Police Department (JDP), who had been searching for him since spring,” said Jeff Davis […]

More students earn LEAP Mastery

Thirty-three percent of Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) students who took LEAP assessments this year scored Mastery and above in combined scores for ELA, math and science. Social studies scores have yet to be released by the state Department of Education (DOE). JDP Curriculum Supervisor Arlene Heinen shared LEAP scores during Thursday’s school board meeting. She […]

Chief’s salary proposal back on agenda

WELSH – The board of aldermen here unanimously voted to include an item regarding a $15,000 salary increase for Welsh Police Chief Marcus Crochet, in the next regularly scheduled meeting. “Tonight’s meeting is only calling for one item,” began Welsh Mayor Carolyn Louviere. “That is to introduce a public hearing for proposition #269; an ordinance […]

COA to host diabetes course

The Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Council on Aging (COA) will host a six-part course on diabetes self-management. Registered nurse and quality improvement specialist Rebecca Hightower will be leading the classes to help those living with the disease, and their loved ones, learn practical and healthy methods to manage diabetes. “Our goal is to help people […]

Board to decide on November tax renewal

The Jeff Davis Parish School Board will decide tonight whether a proposed millage renewal will end up on a November ballot. The 10-year, 10.77 mills tax is currently paid by those who own property subject to taxation in the parish. It is estimated to bring in $2,311,700 annually, money that is used to support local […]

JDP prepares for fall events

Parish and local officials have mapped out plans for annual fall festivities Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Tourist Commission Communications Coordinator Jamie Lee said a new website will allow the public to peruse information on future events. However, there is no date currently set as to when that new site will launch.

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