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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 »
  • Councilman plans to pursue tax for new jail

    November 19, 2013 10:07 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Councilman Daniel Lorraine said he is going to seek a new tax to build a Lafourche Parish jail after voters rejected a library-tax swap that would have paid for it. Lorraine tells The Daily Comet he's going to propose a 1.5 mill, 20-year tax. The money... more »
  • McNeese May Study Need for New Jail in Jeff Davis

    February 11, 2012 1:29 PM

    McNeese State University will be asked to lead a study that would determine whether a new jail is needed in Jefferson Davis Parish. The American Press reports ( ) the study would include projected construction costs as well as the impact of overcrowding and operational expenses at the existing... more »
  • St. Helena sheriff wants new jail

    February 25, 2010 8:24 AM

    GREENSBURG, La. (AP) St. Helena Parish Sheriff Nathaniel Williams wants a new jail and he would like to place it in the parish industrial park. Williams told St. Helena Parish police jurors Tuesday that the current 60-year-old parish jail in Greensburg is in need of much work. He said a... more »

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