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Jury moves forward with bridge improvements

The Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury has approved an increase in the expense for repairs for one parish bridge and is moving forward with repairs on a dozen others. “The state inspects bridges every two years,” explained Jury Road Superintendent Randy Ringuet. “Based on the required state standards for bridge safety, they then let us […]

Program info sought for Super Summer Signup

The Jennings Kiwanis Club and James Ward Elementary School (JWES) are pairing up to organize a one-stop-shop of community summer activities and programs for city families and youth. “We are currently seeking organizations, people or resource agencies to register for the Super Summer Signup,” said JWES Principal Suzanne Doucet. “We encourage these groups to come […]

Celebration of life in words: Area author to visit Jennings

Dry Creek author Curt Iles will be visiting Jennings Saturday to sign copies of his 12 books. After being raised in a rural Louisiana community, Iles turned to writing as a way of sharing his experiences and love for the state’s friendly people and unique culture. Whether writing about his deep Southern roots or Africa, […]

LA man arrested on 2016 rape charges

A 42-year-old Lake Arthur man was arrested for sexually assaulting a teenage girl in the fall of 2016. According to Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) Chief Deputy Chris Ivey, detectives investigated a report alleging that a sex crime had occurred last fall at a Jennings residence. “During the initial report, detectives were advised a 15-year-old […]

Saturday brings voting day

Election Day finally arrives tomorrow and voters in Elton, Fenton and Jennings who did not cast early or absentee ballots will have from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. to hit the polls. In Jennings, voters will decide on their next mayor, as Mayor Terry Duhon is not seeking re-election. The five candidates hoping to follow […]

Robert Earl Croker, Sr.

LAKE ARTHUR – Funeral services for Robert Earl Croker, Sr., 79 of Hastings, Minn., will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017, with Father Jay Alexius officiating.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, March 24, from 3:30-9 p.m., with a rosary recited at […]

Earline Catherine ‘Cat’ Anderson

Funeral services for Earline Catherine “Cat” Anderson, 72, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017, in David J. and Rosa W. Fondel Church Chapel, located at Semien-Lewis Mortuary, 819 N. State St. in Jennings. Rev. Craig Sams will officiate. Visitation will be in the funeral home chapel from 9 a.m. Saturday until time of service. Mrs. […]

A lesson in faith, patience and timing

In My Own Little World by Aubrey Broussard After a particularly joyful weekend, I received a profound blessing during my church service last Sunday morning followed by an immediate attack on my circumstances that night. Let me explain. Christians believers know that after a significant spiritual breakthrough, we are likely to experience direct attacks meant […]

Let’s do this, Jennings

This newspaper always fills this space with reasons to vote prior to an election. Today will be no different, so let’s talk about why every eligible voter in Jennings needs to cast a ballot tomorrow. Jennings Daily News staffers talk with residents, city officials and city employees on a daily basis. These casual conversations, of […]

Start with today

The Way I See It by Don West Traditionally for most Catholics, Lent has been a time of deprivation, a time when one should give up something to help us better understand our relationship with God. It was suggested that if we removed a bad habit like smoking, drinking, eating, gambling or other passion to […]

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