Doris Maricle, Author at American Press

crime

Rash of school bus part thefts in Jeff Davis

The Jeff Davis Parish School Board is considering ways to increase security of its school bus fleet following recent thefts of parts taken from parked ... Read more

by Doris Maricle, Monday, January 24, 2022 7:34 pm

education

Jeff Davis scales back on Elton Elementary renovations

High construction costs are forcing the Jeff Davis Parish School Board to scale back plans for renovations at Elton Elementary School. Superintendent Kirk Credeur said ... Read more

by Doris Maricle, Saturday, January 22, 2022 6:52 am

education

Jeff Davis School Board declares critical shortage for several positions

JENNINGS — The Jeff Davis Parish School Board is having a hard time finding qualified teachers and support personnel, according to Superintendent Kirk Credeur. The ... Read more

by Doris Maricle, Friday, January 21, 2022 8:14 am

Weather Watch

Jeff Davis school campuses closed Friday

Jeff Davis Parish schools will be closed Friday due to the weather. according to Superintendent Kirk Credeur. Students are to have a virtual learning day ... Read more

by Doris Maricle, Thursday, January 20, 2022 3:12 pm

Redistricting

Redistricting plan would cost Jeff Davis minority district

JENNINGS — A new redistricting plan for the Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury would do away with one of two minority districts due to a ... Read more

by Doris Maricle, Thursday, January 20, 2022 12:39 pm

legislative auditor

Auditor: Ex-Oakdale clerk gave herself $769,136

The former city clerk of Oakdale used electronic transfers to divert city funds to herself, used city checks to divert city funds to herself and ... Read more

by Doris Maricle, Tuesday, January 18, 2022 4:48 am

crime

Woman shot outside Elton home

The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting of a female early Monday in Elton. The shooting occurred around midnight on Second Street ... Read more

by Doris Maricle, Monday, January 17, 2022 2:52 pm

covid-19

COVID-related staffing shortages affecting hospitals

Rising COVID-19 cases amid the Omicron surge and staffing shortages are straining hospitals across the country. As of Friday, 20 employees at Jennings American Legion ... Read more

by Doris Maricle, Sunday, January 16, 2022 10:39 am

covid-19

UPDATE: COVID shuts down five schools in Allen

OBERLIN — Five Allen Parish schools are being forced to temporarily close Friday and switch to virtual learning due to a staffing shortage. Superintendent Kent ... Read more

by Doris Maricle, Thursday, January 13, 2022 5:35 pm

Teacher masks

covid-19

BREAKING: Five Allen schools to close Friday due to illnesses

Allen Parish Superintendent Kent Reed has announced the closure of Reeves High School, Oberlin High School, Oakdale Elementary School, Oakdale Middle School and Oakdale High ... Read more

by Doris Maricle, Thursday, January 13, 2022 1:14 pm

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