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City proclaims Sandy Suydam Day

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By BRETT MARINO Daily News Staff Writer Sandy Suydam, who recently retired from the Jeff Davis Parish Library as their Children Events Coordinator, made a lasting impression with her library patrons. To honor her commitment to the library for more than a decade, the City of Jennings acknowledged Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 as Sandy Suydam […]

Few seeing economic upturns

Even as the economy shows signs of improvement and poverty levels off, new U.S. census data suggests the gains are halting and uneven. Depending on education, race, income and even marriage, not all segments of the population are seeing an economic turnaround. Poverty is on the rise in single-mother families. More people are falling into […]

Wisdom during a time of absurdity

Relative Truth by BRETT MARINO There are many important events happening in the world this week: Iranian president Hassan Rouhani made his case to the United States by writing a letter to the Washington Post that included his stance on a number of issues including Iran’s nuclear program. On Capitol Hill, House Republicans will vote […]

Dogs take momentum into tonight’s contest

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By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Last season, the Bulldogs recorded an emotional one-point win over St. Louis, 29-28, and used the momentum from that victory to punish DeRidder the following week by a 40-21 score. Jennings Head Coach Rusty Phelps is hoping for a repeat of that tonight, as his Dogs claimed an exciting […]

Earl Hart Savoie Jr.

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ORANGE, Texas – Earl Hart “Bubba” Savoie Jr., 54, of Orange, formerly of Jennings, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at his residence. A memorial service to remember Bubba’s life will be held at 3 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home, 8808 Highway 87 North in Orange. A […]

HHS students learn “It Can Wait”

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Daily News Staff Report HATHAWAY – About 50 Hornets here joined a national movement Thursday, pledging to not text or read text messages while behind the wheel. The Drive 4 Pledges Day was sponsored by the school’s FCCLA Club and welcomed speakers Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff Ivy Woods and Louisiana State Police Sgt. James Anderson.

Ready to run? 23rd annual Rice Run set for Saturday

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By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Over 200 people have pre-registered for the 23rd annual Louisiana 5K Rice Run/Walk set for this Saturday, Sept. 21, in downtown Jennings. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for a few more feet. Hathaway High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) teacher Jesse Thibodeaux said more than 300 […]

Fugitive accused of molestation captured in Jennings

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Daily News Staff Report A Jennings man wanted in Georgia for numerous sex crimes against children was captured this week by the Louisiana Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit, announced Commander Jason Nuccio. Elton Freeman, 21, of 1938 Joe Louis Street in Jennings, was wanted by the Georgia Police Department in Fulton County for molestation of […]

Concerns raised about navigating health exchange

State lawmakers said Tuesday they are concerned about a shortage of people helping Louisiana residents sign up for new insurance options available under the federal health care law. Sen. Dan “Blade” Morrish, R-Jennings, chairman of the Senate Insurance Committee, urged the Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center to give lawmakers information about where to direct […]

Hounds to joust with Knights

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By PAT DESHOTEL Daily News Sports Writer WELSH – The Welsh Greyhounds have been hard at work this week trying to accomplish two objectives. The first is to put last week’s loss to Vermilion Catholic in the rear view mirror and the second is to get ready for an unbeaten and physical South Beauregard team. […]

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