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SW Louisiana parish gets first female district attorney

Mar. 30, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

JENNINGS, La. (AP) — A southwest Louisiana parish has elected its first female district attorney. Lauren Heinen captured 3,672 of the votes cast, or 58%, in Saturday's three-person election in Jeff Davis Parish, news outlets reported. Interim District Attorney Elliott Cassidy...

6 unclaimed veterans interred after appreciation ceremony

Mar. 24, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

JENNINGS, La. (AP) — The bodies of six unclaimed veterans were buried Thursday following an appreciation ceremony held in Southwest Louisiana. The ceremony honored three Army veterans, one Marine veteran and two Navy veterans who were laid to rest at the Southwest Louisiana...

Louisiana school district names new superintendent

Mar. 18, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

JENNINGS, La. (AP) — A southwest Louisiana school district has a new leader. The Jeff Davis Parish School Board announced Thursday that John Hall will take on the district’s top job. The board named Hall to replace Kirk Credeur, who served as superintendent for four years,...

Washington company turns Louisiana site to industrial work

Mar. 11, 2022 16:47 PM EST

JENNINGS, La. (AP) — A company based in Washington state is turning a closed southwest Louisiana shipyard into a plant to make equipment for heavy industry. Greenberry Industrial LLC, of Vancouver, has begun $500,000 worth of work near Jennings and expects to begin hiring late...