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  • Jefferson Davis schools launching website

    September 27, 2014 1:52 PM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Davis Parish School Board is launching a redesigned website that officials say should be easier to use. Superintendent Brian Lejeune tells The American Press the site has a more professional appearance. Lejeune says the site has been in redevelopment for about three months. It... more »
  • Jefferson Davis may change livestock ordinance

    May 25, 2014 12:49 PM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury wants to update its livestock ordinance so owners of loose livestock will have to pay for housing and feed for the animals when the parish has to round them up. Ordinance committee chairman Curt Guillory says the parish must increase... more »
  • Jefferson Davis police juror resigns

    April 5, 2014 2:55 PM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury Mark Pousson has resigned his position after moving outside the district he represented. Pousson told The American Press his family built a home that is just outside the district. He stepped down on March 31. Police Jury President Donald Woods says... more »
  • Update: Jennings Fire on E. Willis

    October 2, 2012 7:25 AM

    Just after midnight Tuesday morning, emergency officials were called to the scene of a major house fire on E Willis Street in Jennings. Officials say 3 people were in the house at the time that the fire broke out. Two of the people escaped, one handicapped man died in the... more »
  • Jefferson Davis Parish has new sheriff

    June 29, 2012 8:41 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Jefferson Davis Parish has a new sheriff for the first time in two decades. The American Press reports former State Trooper Ivy Woods was sworn in Thursday as sheriff by Clerk of Court Rick Arceneaux. Woods will also serve as the parish's new director of the... more »
  • Tornado Watch for Today 01/25/12

    January 25, 2012 9:34 AM

    Severe weather is heade our way, and we are currently under a Tornado Watch for the following Louisiana parishes: ACADIA, ALLEN, AVOYELLES, BEAUREGARD, BIENVILLE, CALCASIEU, CALDWELL, CAMERON, DE SOTO, EVANGELINE, GRANT, JACKSON, JEFFERSON DAVIS, LAFAYETTE, LA SALLE, NATCHITOCHES, OUACHITA, RAPIDES, RED RIVER, SABINE,... more »
  • Oil dumping investigated in Jefferson Davis Parish

    January 9, 2012 9:27 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the illegal dumping of oil in Jefferson Davis Parish. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality says that five 55-gallone drums of used oil and diesel fuel were thrown into a ditch. Two of the drums had been dumped, along with about six buckets... more »
  • Jefferson Davis fire ban continues

    July 21, 2011 9:21 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - The current ban on open and outdoor burning will remain in effect in Jefferson Davis Parish. Police Jury President Donald Woods said Wednesday state officials earlier this week announced the statewide burn ban would end Thursday, but Jefferson Davis Parish will extend its ban for another... more »
  • Man Dies in Jefferson Davis Parish Stabbing

    April 13, 2010 1:43 PM

    At 2:30 AM on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a female stating that her mother and her mother's boyfriend had been stabbed in Iowa, LA. Deputies arrived within 4 minutes of the call and found Richard Dean Davis, 33, stabbed multiple... more »
  • Investigation into the death of a Welsh man

    November 23, 2009 10:58 AM

    Detectives in Jeff Davis parish are investigating the murder of a Welsh man. The body of 23-year-old Kenneth Harmon Jr. was found underneath his truck in a ditch off highway 1126 south of Roanoke late Thursday night. The Chevy S-10 truck was seen by a passerby on Thursday night backed... more »
  • Authorities investigate death of Welsh man

    November 20, 2009 10:17 AM

    On November 19, 2009 at approximately 23:00 hrs, Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Deputies, LA State Police, and Roanoke Fire Department responded to a truck in the ditch near LA 1126 and S Main Road, south of Roanoke, LA. Upon arrival, first responders found the vehicle and also found the driver... more »
  • Body found in car; foul play not suspected

    October 9, 2009 8:01 AM

    ROANOKE, La. (AP) - Jefferson Davis Parish authorities say the body of a woman reported missing in Texas has been found in a car near Roanoke, about five miles west of Jennings. Dr. Charles Deese, the deputy coroner, identified her Thursday as 33-year-old Stefanie McKenzie of Humble. He says he... more »

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