Archive for: March, 2013

Mary Louise Cina

A Mass of Christian burial for Mary Louise Cina , 78, will be held at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Jennings on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Matthews and Son Funeral Home.

Christians mark Jesus’ crucifixion on Good Friday

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Christians streamed through the cobblestone alleyways of Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday, hoisting wooden crosses and chanting prayers to mark the crucifixion of Jesus. Throngs of pilgrims walked a traditional Good Friday procession that retraces Jesus’ steps along the Via Dolorosa, Latin for the “Way of Suffering.” They followed his […]

Hathaway man charged with aggravated incest

Philip D. Benoit
Photo courtesy of JDSO

Daily News Staff Report A Hathaway man is currently being held without bond on charges of aggravated incest. According to Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Commander Christopher Ivey, Philip D. Benoit, 51, of 23349 La. 26 in Hathaway was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of aggravated incest.

Here Comes Paisley Cottontail!

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Paisley, a local Easter bunny, is spending Good Friday gathering goodies in her basket to spread to children in Jeff Davis Parish later this weekend. The kids will need a treat to perk up, too: After a week-long spring break, parish public school students return to classes Monday. Daily News photo by Dona Smith

Church hosting health fair

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor ELTON – Area residents can spend part of Easter weekend learning about better nutrition when a Starks church hosts a free health fair here Saturday morning. Pamela Thomas, one of the health fair’s organizers, said the event would run from 9-11 a.m. at the Beulah Davis Community Center in Elton […]

Elton woman accused of molestation

Heather Marie Langley
Photo courtesy of EPSO

The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office (EPSO) said on Thursday investigators arrested Heather Marie Langley, 21, of Elton, on suspicion of molesting a four year-old girl. According to the EPSO, Langley was arrested after medical and forensic evidence confirmed information law enforcement received regarding the accusation. As of press time, Langley was being held in the […]

Former police chief pleads not guilty at arraignment

By ALLISON CRYER Daily News Staff Writer A former Jennings police chief accused of stealing items from the department’s evidence room pleaded not guilty Thursday in district court. According to Jeff Davis District Attorney Michael Cassidy, Johnny D. Lassiter, 52, was arraigned Thursday on charges of malfeasance in office, obstruction of justice, and theft.

Candidates address unsolved murders, budget

By ALLISON CRYER Daily News Staff Writer (Editor’s Note: This story is the third of four parts of the 2013 Jennings Mayor’s Forum.) The two men vying to be the next mayor of Jennings have opened up about their plans to tackle unsolved crimes in the city, as well as what they would do as […]

Power rankings released

The Jennings Bulldogs take a break from baseball action for the rest of the week, but hope to avenge two district road losses with a league contest against Westlake Tuesday.
Daily News photo by Margaret Sonnier

Jennings Bulldogs earn #11 spot By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) released its first unofficial baseball power rankings thru March 16, 2013, with Jennings earning the no. 11 spot in Class 3A with a 21.9737 ranking. The Dogs were 11-8 on the season and a perfect 2-0 in […]

Shouldn’t we be in prayer?

The Way I See It by DON WEST Tomorrow is the day that Christians around the world should be in mourning, as it is the day when our Lord gave himself up to a horrendous and painful death to redeem us from sin. Shouldn’t we be in prayer? The Supreme Court of this nation is […]

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