Archive for: July, 2014

Is political faceoff just for show?

Republicans said they were determined to make President Barack Obama heed the Constitution as they began muscling legislation through the House on Wednesday authorizing an election-year lawsuit asserting he has exceeded his executive powers, the Associated Press wrote. Democrats branded the effort a political charade aimed at stirring up GOP voters for this fall’s congressional […]

Championships wrap up summer basketball

The Junior Division Blue team celebrates their win. Pictured: T’Kevien Levi, Xzavion Adams, Makhi Joseph and Jalen Lewis. Coach Malik Joseph (back row).
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By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor Three championships were played Monday night, as the finals of the Marcus Cain Park Summer Basketball League wrapped up its season at Marcus Cain Park in Jennings. 

Howard J. Beard Jr.

Funeral services for Howard J. “Coonie” Beard Jr., 69, of Evangeline, will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home on Friday, August 1, 2014, at 10 a.m. with Father Paul LaFleur officiating. Visitation will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home today, Thursday, July 31, 2014, from 10:30 a.m. until 9 p.m.  A […]

Big Dog Status

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   Jennings High School seniors recently headed back to campus to pick up class schedules as they prepare for the 2014-2015 school year. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Exchange students seeking homes in area

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By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor About 20 overseas exchange students are hoping area residents will open their homes to them before the upcoming school year kicks off.

Area agencies attend emergency training exercise

Area emergency responders practice working together in a series of simulated emergency situations in a recent training exercise.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer LAKE ARTHUR – Emergency responders in the Jeff Davis area participated in an emergency exercise at the Lake Arthur Community Center Tuesday night.  Columbia Gulf Transmission, a natural gas pipeline company operating from the Gulf of Mexico to West Virginia, hosted the exercise to help area law enforcement […]

NCAA will change rules to address head injuries

The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports. According to a report from the Associated Press, the governing body for college sports also […]

SAINTS REPORT

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Safety Byrd practices for first time WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) – Safety Jairus Byrd practiced with the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday for the first time since his signing in March.

Finally, Broadway!

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY From the time I took theatre classes in high school, I knew I was hooked. I went to every play I could afford to attend in our area. My love of theatre only intensified with my college courses and participation in theatre productions, mostly learning about backstage work. I had […]

Manuels welcome Piper Marie

Chris and Ashley Manuel of Jennings announce the birth of their daughter, Piper Marie, born July 7, 2014.

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