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Jennings city employee arrested for fuel theft

JENNINGS - A city employee has been arrested for using a city fuel card to fill up personal vehicles, officials said. Steven R. Deshotel, 31, a street department employee, was charged with two counts of malfeasance in office, two counts of theft, two counts of identity theft and one count of fraudul

LAKE CHARLES AMERICAN PRESS - 2017-11-17 20:25:00

Jennings council agrees to sell old City Hall, annex

JENNINGS - The old City Hall building and its annex will soon be up for sale. The Jennings City Council agreed Tuesday to declare the former City Hall at 324 N. Broadway and the adjacent Zigler Annex building as surplus property and sell it at a public auction in the future. "We have to have the pro


Jeff Davis school system earns A for performance

JENNINGS - An analysis of school performance scores shows preschool programs in Jeff Davis Parish are preparing young children for kindergarten. The parish's Early Childhood Community Network scored second in the state based on the state's CLASS Performance Profiles, according to Pam Miller, the par

LAKE CHARLES AMERICAN PRESS - 2017-11-17 19:25:00

Rezoning denied to build rental homes

After hearing opposition from two residents, Lake Charles City Council members unanimously denied a request by a developer to rezone property on Alma Lane - a dead-end street behind S. J. Welsh Middle School - for 15 detached rental homes to be built there. The request was previously denied 3-2 by t


'Riders on the Orphan Train' novel focus of Welsh Library program

WELSH - The Welsh Library, 301 South Sarah St., will present "Riders on the Orphan Train," a one-hour multimedia program, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. The program combines live music, a video montage and a dramatic reading of the 2012 novel "Riders on the Orphan Train." Between 1845 and 1929, more

LAKE CHARLES AMERICAN PRESS - 2017-11-17 19:33:00

Glitter and Garland back for another year in Lake Arthur

LAKE ARTHUR - Glitter and Garland is back for another year of holiday shopping and fun in downtown Lake Arthur. The open-air holiday market will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in the Lake Arthur Park. Businesses and restaurants on main street will also be open during the event. Admission and parking are


High-speed chase ends after suspect crashes into utility pole in Crowley

Photo courtesy: MGN CROWLEY, La. (KLFY)- Shortly before noon, a driver led authorities on a high speed that ended in a crash in crash in Crowley's city limits. According to Sheriff K.P. Gibson, the pursuit began in Jennings. The suspect crashed on Highway 13 and was arrested with injury. He was bo


Hensgens crowned Miss Merry Christmas

Crowley has a new Miss Merry Christmas, and her name is Molly Hensgens. Thursday night, the Eta Kappa chapter of Beta ... PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news from Acadia Parish, LA. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today! Crowley Post-

RAYNETODAY.COM - 2017-11-17 22:45:11

Need to know for Friday, Nov. 17

1. Homeless & Hunger Stand Down: United Way of Cumberland County is having its annual Community Homeless & Hunger Stand Down today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at VFW Post 6018, 116 Chance St. It is a one-stop location for services for homeless veterans, individuals and families or those who are at-risk of


Holocaust refugee speaks at UNG in Cumming

Walter P. Blass has lived an interesting life that has included an escape from Nazi-occupied Europe, serving as a country director in the Peace Corps and becoming a professor at Fordham University in New York City. This week, he has been sharing his experiences with University of North Georgia stude


A Dead Tie, And Runoff, For Cumming City Council

Forsyth County elections supervisor says that, in more than 20 years on the job, she's never seen a tie in a local election. CUMMING, GA - If you've never believed the old saying that "every vote counts," all you need to do is take a look at last week's city council election in Cumming. An incumbent


Cops: DUI crash leaves motorcyclist in hospital with life-threatening injuries

An alleged drunken driver is in the Cobb County jail after police say he hit a motorcyclist outside an apartment complex. Clarence Blackshear, 47, of Marietta, is accused of hitting Jacob Schirm, 20, of Alpharetta, outside the Silver Creek Apartments on Roswell Road about 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Mariett


Deputy Hit By Man Accused Of DUI On Ga. 400

CUMMING, GA - A Forsyth County sheriff's deputy was injured early Saturday when he was hit by a suspected drunk driver while he was stationed inside his patrol vehicle on Ga. 400. Deputy First Class Rod Reeves was sitting in the patrol vehicle on the shoulder near Majors Road working traffic enforce

PATCH - 2017-11-18 20:18:00

Newsmakers in business: Longstreet Clinic's Daling earns selection as Emory Preceptor of the Year

Dr. Kommerina Daling, a family physician with Longstreet Clinic Family Medicine in Oakwood, was recently selected as Emory's Preceptor of the Year for the 2016-17 academic year. The honor was given to Daling on behalf of the directors of the Adult Primary Care Clerkship and the students at the Emor

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-11-19 00:53:00

Ga. 'WOW!' Houses: Private Lake, Pool, 8 Bedrooms

Whether you're looking for a new home or the latest in design trends or just looking for ample square footage for more closet space or a walk-in shower - why not start at the top? Here are some of the top homes featured this week on Patch sites in the Atlanta area. Click on the photo or the headline

PATCH - 2017-11-18 19:57:36

Holiday Shipping Dates 2017: Make Sure Your Gifts Arrive On Time

ATLANTA, GA - To make sure your cards and packages arrive on the doorstep of family and friends ahead of Thanksgiving, and Christmas, it's not too soon to get your items to the post office. So start thinking about your gift list and specifically how you plan to get your holiday gifts from here to th

PATCH - 2017-11-18 18:01:40

Commissioners talk potential SPLOST VIII numbers, dates

Earlier this week, Forsyth County Commissioners readied plans for a possible continuation of a special 1-cent sales tax program. On Monday, commissioners and county staff discussed what needs to be done before and the timetable for SPLOST VIII - which could be voted on by the public in November 2018


Cops: Man found dead in East Patchogue may be hit-run victim

Authorities are investigating whether a man found dead Saturday night in East Patchogue was the victim of a hit and run, Suffolk County police said. Police said the victim was found on Falcon Avenue shortly after 6:30 p.m. by a passing motorist. There was no further information immediately available

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-19 13:23:35

Families grieve for 2 young men apparently murdered by MS-13 gang

Pallbearers carry the coffin of Javier Castillo, 16, of Central Islip, from St. John of God Roman Catholic Church in Cental Islip, on Nov. 9, 2017. Photo Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz Kerin Pineda and Javier Castillo were just children when they left their home years ago, running from MS-13 and the g

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-18 11:00:00

Long Island cesspool worker dies after being trapped underground

A Long Island man died Saturday when he got trapped under a cesspool he was installing, police said. Kurt Peiscopgrau, 60, was part of a crew putting in a septic system at a home in Shoreham, L.I. when the ground gave way around 11:30 a.m., according to Suffolk County police. First responders pul

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-19 03:00:57