Archive for: August, 2013

New Orleans on rebound

Eight years ago today, residents of New Orleans were forced to evacuate from their homes due to Hurricane Katrina. In Jennings, evacuees were welcomed to the Jeff Davis Parish Fairgrounds, where they were fed and sheltered for several weeks.
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Eight years after Katrina, city ‘in much better place’ NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eight years after Hurricane Katrina, the Ferris wheel at the former Six Flags amusement park in New Orleans sits idle. “Closed for Storm” signs are still posted and the abandoned, weed-choked site remains a thorn in the side of officials leading one […]

Vitter focuses on debt, healthcare

By BRETT MARINO Daily News Staff Writer On Wednesday, Senator David Vitter listened to concerned constituents and answered questions during a town hall meeting in the Jennings Conference Center. The discussion focused on the national debt, healthcare legislation, and upcoming federal elections. The meeting began with a question from the audience concerning the national debt […]

Jr. High Dogs Tie Breaux Bridge

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The Jennings junior high team hosted Breaux Bridge Tuesday and tied their visitors by a 6-6 count. The Bulldogs’ varsity team will participate in jamboree action, as well, at 6 p.m. this Friday, Aug. 30 against Breaux Bridge during the 2013 Lafayette Kiwanis Jamboree.   Daily News photo by Margaret Sonnier

Is the government protecting or invading?

Government agents in 74 countries demanded information on about 38,000 Facebook users in the first half of this year, with about half the orders coming from authorities in the United States, the company said Tuesday, as reported by The Associated Press. So is this considered invasion of privacy by our government or is the government […]

Riley James Hickman

Funeral services for Mr. Riley James “Rilo” Hickman, 66, will be held on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at 1 p.m. in  Miguez Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Mitchell Gotte officiating. Burial will be in  Ardoin Cove Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings. Visitation for will begin Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, from […]

Crime Stoppers asks for assistance

Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs the public’s help to solve a crime. The Rayne Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to solve an arson that damaged the gym at South Rayne Elementary around midnight on Wednesday, Aug. 14. The fire was extinguished and an investigation was conducted. Detectives discovered that a suspect(s) […]

City hopes to breathe new life into Main Street

Empty buildings may not stay this way much longer. Government and private investment in Jennings’ downtown may bring a resurgence in local business.
Daily News photos by Holli Bruchhaus

By BRETT MARINO Daily News Staff Writer Excitement over the projected new city hall location in the Allwest building is apparent in many residents of the downtown area. Yet, there are still many vacant buildings being unused in the downtown strip. According to Mayor Terry Duhon, the city is trying to use the excitement of […]

Patiently Waiting….

sub-ARF pups

These springer spaniel mix puppies were abandoned down a dirt road in Hathaway and were rescued by Animal Relief Foundation. A reward is being offered for info leading to the arrest of the person responsible. The puppies are now available for adoption. Call (337) 368-6399. Daily News photo by Donna Fontenot

Suspect arrested for selling drugs to police

Hilton Guidry
Photo courtesy JDSO

Narcotics detectives with the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriffs Office arrested Hilton Paul Guidry, 30, of Florence Street in Jennings on Tuesday, Aug. 27, for distribution of schedule III narcotics. Detectives purchased Lortabs from Guidry in 2012.

Locals voice concerns over school lunches

Daily News Staff Report After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier $11 billion National School Lunch Program, complaining that so many students are turning up their noses at meals packed with whole grains, fruits and vegetables that the cafeterias are losing money. Federal officials say they don’t […]

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