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  • Jefferson Davis Parish considers tax for new jail

    December 12, 2013 9:06 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Jefferson Davis Parish would reach its sales tax limits if the police jury calls for an additional half cent sales for maintenance of a new parish jail. The American Press reports the measure could go before voters in May. Bonding attorney Thomas Barrett told the police... 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 »
  • 2 die in I-10 crash in Jefferson Davis Parish

    April 9, 2012 9:15 AM

    IOWA, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say two Texans were killed in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 near U.S. Highway 165 in Jefferson Davis Parish. Troopers say an SUV driven by 22-year-old Jeremy Marquis Williams of Port Arthur, Texas, was traveling west on I-10 Sunday when one of... 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 »
  • School lunch hike fails in Jefferson Davis Parish

    July 22, 2011 9:46 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - A plan to increase school breakfast and lunch costs this fall failed in a 9-3 vote by the Jefferson Davis Parish School Board. Under the proposal, full-price student lunches would have increased by five cents with faculty full-price lunches increasing by 50 cents. Breakfasts would have... more »
  • Welsh Safety Checkpoint

    November 11, 2010 4:47 PM

    WELSH - This morning, troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop D conducted a safety checkpoint on U.S. Highway 90 near Louisiana Highway 382 about 2 miles east of Welsh. During the checkpoint, troopers cited 28 motorists for not having proof of insurance and seized their license plate. Additionally, 2 motorists... 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 »
  • Jennings Task Force Comprised of many Agencies

    October 7, 2009 12:40 PM

    Jennings and Jefferson Davis Parish is hurting and grieving the deaths of 8 women since 2005. The Multi-Agency Investigative Team formed to investigate these deaths is comprised of many independent agencies working together to bring those responsible to justice. Since the body of Loretta was found in May of 2005,... more »

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