Archive for: September, 2013

Despite Cruz, Senate heads toward Obamacare vote

Freshman Sen. Ted Cruz’ all-night talkathon to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health care law surpassed the 20-hour mark Wednesday with a harsh reality looming — a test vote the tea party conservative was sure to lose. That didn’t stop the Texas lawmaker, and neither did the fact that the Senate Republican leadership had rejected his […]

Team prepares for Regional Competition

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Team Trahan is preparing for Regional Competition in Baton Rouge, to be held Sept. 26-28. Teams representing Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and Louisiana will be competing. Team Trahan includes Lonnie Fontenot (from left), Jenny Cook, Captain Melody Trahan, Tammie Watkins, Mary Hart, Kimberly Juneau and Ginny Sonnier, all of Jennings. Not pictured is Denise […]

Burn ban still in effect

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By BRETT MARINO Daily News Staff Writer Though Jeff Davis Parish received heavy rainfall this past weekend, the Louisiana State Fire Marshal stated that the current burn ban is still in effect for all parishes previously subjected to the ban. On Sept. 18, State Fire Marshal H. Butch Browning and Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike […]

Career criminal caught again

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By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor A Jennings man who is no stranger to the city jail is back behind bars this week for possession of approximately one-quarter of a pound of marijuana. Lionel Pierre, 24, of Renshaw Street in Jennings was arrested for possession with intent to distribute the pot, while two female acquaintances, […]

Officially Fall

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Nature should see a few changes in the weather soon, as Sept. 22 marked the official end of summer and start of fall. In addition to a change in temperatures, Southwest Louisiana residents can expect to experience shorter days, as Daylight Saving Time this year will be recognized on Nov. 3. Also, the Old Farmers […]

DeRidder rolls the dice for win over Dogs

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BULLDOG BITES by TOM PRECHT Captains: Seniors Ravon Levi and Bryan Wilridge served as team captains. Coin Toss: Jennings lost the toss for the second straight week. DeRidder deferred to the second half. Good Call: The Dragons went for two points after scoring their touchdown. Addie Fisher took a shovel pass into the endzone for […]

Barbara Sanders Marceaux

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It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family and friends of Barbara Sanders Marceaux announces her passing from this life on Sept. 22, 2013, at the age of 64. A Mass of Christian burial will be held in celebration of her life at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jennings on Wednesday, Sept. […]

LSU offers “Smart Choices” for healthier eating habits

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By BRETT MARINO Daily News Staff Writer This month the LSU AgCenter is spearheading “Smart Choices” classes, which is a community nutrition education program that is free to the public. The “Smart Choices” program is a six-week nutrition education course designed to assist limited resource families with children and youth, or adults providing for the […]

Man cited for dumping

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Daily News Staff Report On Sunday, the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) received a complaint that a man with a truck and trailer was dumping trash in a ditch near the intersection of Racca and Lacour Rd in Jennings. Upon responding to the complaint, patrol deputies discovered a 2002 Ford truck and trailer driven […]

Fight between teens leads to gunfire, arrest

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By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor A verbal disagreement between two 17-year-old females led to gunfire Saturday at a party on North Market Street in Jennings. No one was injured as a result of the shots fired, but the incident did lead to one arrest. D’airaka Varnisha Neal, 17, of Airport Road in Jennings was […]

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