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Charles Beaty Cushing


Graveside services for Charles Beaty Cushing, 80, of Leesville, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at  Greenwood Cemetery in Jennings under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville. Visitation will be held today, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, from 6-8 pm, at the funeral home. Charles, the son of Olind […]

Wayne Wilson Klumpp


EVANGELINE – A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 3 p.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Evangeline for Wayne Wilson Klumpp, 66, who died at 11:55 a.m. Monday at  Crowley American Legion Hospital. Fr. David Broussard, pastor of Saint Joseph Catholic Church, will celebrate the Mass and […]

Mrs. Katherine Olive Branch Alcock


Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine Olive Branch Alcock, 90, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Miguez Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Walter Parker officiating. Visitation will be held from 2:30-7 p.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. Visitation will continue on Thursday from 8 a.m. until the time of services. Burial […]

CPD seeks attempted murder suspect

cpd-Keiford S. Hebert

Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish is asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted fugitive. The Crowley Police Department is seeking Keiford Shane Hebert, a black male, 18. Hebert is described as being 5’08” in height and weighing 165 pounds. Hebert has a medium build with short black hair. His last known address is […]

Marching In


Several Jennings High School band members participated in the Pride of McNeese Cowboy Marching Band All-Star Band event on Saturday, Sept. 14. They rehearsed with the band, marched into the stadium, and performed at halftime with 250 other Louisiana and Texas high school students. Jennings band members were Mikaela LeDoux, Jordan Johnston, Christian Barbier, Conner […]

For The Fallen


Gov. Bobby Jindal issued an executive order Tuesday for all public buildings to fly flags at half-mast in honor of the victims at Washington Navy Yard in D.C. Twelve people, mostly civilian employees of the Navy, were killed when a gunman opened fire in an office building in the complex Monday morning. Daily News photo […]

Francis continues to open doors

Relative Truth by BRETT MARINO In his short time as pontiff, Pope Francis I has opened many doors of dialogue previous have chosen to keep shut. From the resignation of his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, to being the first pontiff from the New World, his plain dress, and announcement that he is not to judge […]

Pull up your pants, people

The City of Crowley has become the latest municipality in Southwest Louisiana to ban sagging pants. This doesn’t mean the powers that be will start measuring waistlines and telling people what size jeans or shorts they should be wearing. You have probably (and unfortunately) seen someone on the streets and in businesses who have purposely […]

Dogs host rival Eunice in home opener

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Jennings’ home-opener is expected to be an exciting one tonight, as long-time rival Eunice is set to pay a visit with hopes of keeping the Bulldogs out of the win column. The Dogs dropped a close contest to St. Martinville last week, 34-31, to open their season.

Justine White Lewis


Funeral services for Justine White Lewis, 80, known to some as “Nanny” or “Bird”, will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Power House Church of God in Christ in Jennings. Rev. Davis will officiate. Burial will be in Benevolent Cemetery under the direction of Fondel Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be held […]

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