Archive for: June, 2013

Donation drive underway for domestic abuse victims

By KATHERINE WALL Daily News Staff Writer As much as people don’t want to believe it, Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) has its share of domestic and sexual abuse. Thankfully, the parish also has its share of people who are willing to do something about it and provide help and care to victims. Communities Against Domestic […]

APSO seeking two JDP suspects

Daily News Staff Report The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO) is seeking information on the whereabouts of two Jeff Davis Parish men suspected of burglary and theft. Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon said in a press release that a burglary was reported in the 100 block of Blackbird Road near Midland on June 9. Following […]

Freedom Fest

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Lake Arthur hosted its third annual Freedom Fest Saturday, not only honoring living and deceased veterans during the event, but also offering events such as an apple pie eating contest; cardboard boat races; canoe races; a look-a-like contest; fun jumps, games and live music; and pony and camel rides to keep kids entertained. Daily News […]

DA announces convictions

Daily News Staff Report Jeff Davis Parish District Attorney Michael Cassidy announced the following convictions recently obtained during the criminal petit jury on June 17, 2013 in the 31st Judicial District Court: Avery George of Baton Rouge pled Guilty to Possession of Oxycodone. The court sentenced the defendant to serve three years at hard labor […]

Community Calendar

July 1 Teen Summer Reading Program Jeff Davis Libraries’ Welsh McBurney Memorial library branch’s 2013 Teen Summer Reading Program will host a book discussion for teens at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, July 1. For more information, call the library at 734-3262. July 2 Digging Day The Welsh McBurney Memorial library branch will host “Digging Day” […]

Do something that actually makes a difference

On Sunday, two separate domestic disputes led to two deaths in Crowley. Monday, a Lafayette woman was arrested by Louisiana State Police after an investigation revealed she prostituted a minor under the age of 13, sometimes sitting in while a “customer” engaged in sexual acts with the child. Sure, you might have read these stories […]

Hurricanes headed for Mississippi

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The Gulf Coast Hurricanes Track Club competed at the Southern Association’s Championship this past weekend at LSU. The Hurricanes once again ran with the best of the state and 16 members are now one step closer to the Junior Olympics in North Carolina.

LeBlancs to celebrate 40th wedding anniversary

Aulden and Peggy LeBlanc, Sr. of Hathaway will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 29, 2013. The couple was married in Miller French Baptist Church in Gott’s Cove on June 29, 1973.

Immigration overhaul: Senate passes historic bill

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor The Senate passed historic legislation Thursday, offering hope of citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in America’s shadows. The bill also promises a military-style effort to secure the long-porous border with Mexico. The bipartisan vote was 68-32 on a measure that sits atop President Barack Obama’s second-term domestic […]

Optimist melon sale underway

Mason DeVille, 6, of Jennings picks out the perfect melon during the Optimist Club’s annual fundraiser.

Daily News Staff Report The Optimist Club of Jennings is now selling Sugartown watermelons and cantaloupes. The sweet goods can be found on Elton Road in Jennings, across from Mr. Gatti’s, each weekday from 1-6:30 p.m. and on weekends from 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.

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