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Not fooling me!

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY I have always disliked April Fools’ day. If it would fall on a school day, I would beg my Momma to allow me to stay home. That was never going to happen of course. The reason I dreaded this day was because some of the pranks were embarrassing and often […]

Reps hoping for Jindal’s job now criticizing him

In the political game, one unwritten rule is to always support your party’s leader, until you decide you want his job. As Gov. Bobby Jindal’s final term moves toward its closing date, his fellow Louisiana Republicans are distancing themselves. The contenders to be Louisiana’s next governor took swipes at the office’s current occupant during a […]

Grudge Match

Daily News photo by Dylan Brossette

Welsh, Lake Arthur square off in battle of early season surprises By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor WELSH – To say the Welsh Greyhounds’ and Lake Arthur Tigers’ early season exploits on the diamond this season have been a surprise is putting it mildly, as the young Hound squad currently sits at 9-3 overall […]

Deaton, LeGros to wed

Jessie Deaton of Elton and Brett LeGros of Jennings announce their plans to wed at 6:30 p.m., April 18, 2015, at Our Lady Help of Christians in Jennings.

Stand Up and Salute

RP-Baseball feature pic

Members of the Jennings-based Razor Baseball 13 and under travel team took the field with the JHS squad on Monday for the playing of the National Anthem. Razor is coming off a second-place finish in a tournament over the weekend, and was honored before the start of the JHS varsity contest against St. Louis. Daily […]

Le Grand Reveil to showcase events in JDP

Le Grand Reveil

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer The Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission has already begun making plans to participate in a nine-day celebration to honor the 250th anniversary of Acadians arriving in the swamplands of Louisiana. The Le Grand Reveil Acadien will take place across the state on Oct. 3-12, and will welcome visitors […]

Jennings firefighter awarded district FFOY by American Legion

Jennings Fire Department (JFD) Safety Officer Ashley Navarre was awarded the Firefighter of the Year for the Seventh District by the American Legion, Department of Louisiana. Navarre was awarded Firefighter of the Year for his department prior to being nominated at the district level. Pictured (from left to right) are Seventh District Chaplain Sam Doucet and JFD Safety Officer Ashley Navarre.
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By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Jennings Fire Department Safety Officer Ashley Navarre was recently awarded Firefighter of the Year for 2014 at the district level by the Seventh District American Legion.

Dogs win emotional battle over Saints 7-3

JHS shortstop Kaleb Chaisson reacts after being thrown out of the Dogs 7-3 win over the Saints. The Dogs would rally for 4 runs after the ejection to claim the hard-fought win.
Daily News photo by Roger Pollard

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer Trailing 3-2 heading in to the bottom of the fourth, and just losing one of the catalysts in the Bulldog line up in Kaleb Chaisson to a controversial double-ejection on a collision at the plate, the Jennings Bulldogs stormed back for four runs on two safety-squeeze plays, a […]

Edward Joseph Gotreaux

IOTA – A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Saint Joseph Catholic Church of Iota for Edward Joseph Gotreaux, 80, who died at 3:05 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Jennings American Legion Hospital. Fr. Jude Thierry, pastor of Saint Joseph Catholic Church will celebrate the […]

Fighting Back


The Jennings Police Department (JPD) hosted a free self-defense class Saturday morning at the Burton LeBlanc Training Facility. Patrolman Don Lirette, assisted by his son, Jonah Lirette, taught participants basic defensive moves such as breaking away from an assailant’s grip, how to disengage from an attacker and inflict an injury enabling the survivor to escape […]

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