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Locals Discuss Racism

Dear Editor: Nothing brings out the racists more than celebrating Martin Luther King Day and having a black president. Many whites think it’s a joke to celebrate MLK and refuse to honor a black man or accept a black president. On a trip to the barbershop the day after MLK Day with a shop filled […]

Locals Discuss Racism

Well let’s see where I should start. First of all I must say that I am embarrassed to say that I live in the South. For the simple reason that racism is still so very alive and well. I listen to some of my counterparts and it really disappoints me to see so much hatred […]


Former Jennings Bulldog and current McNeese State head basketball coach Brooks Donald-Williams stamped her place in Cowgirls’ history when she won her school-record 138th game as a head coach last Saturday.
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Proof that dreams come true By SCOTT BLANCHARD Special to the Daily News LAKE CHARLES – Whether you know Brooks Donald-Williams as a Jennings Little Dribbler, Jennings High basketball captain, or now the winningest coach in McNeese history, one thing is for certain, she lives and breathes basketball.

Learning from Ervin

by SARAH MORRISON STEPHENS I am still trying to digest the news. I find it hard to believe that a figure that played huge in my formative years as a reporter is now on Hospice. Ervin Trahan, who was the chief deputy of the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office when I began my formal career […]

Lucia Bergeaux Hargrove

Funeral services for Mrs. Lucia “Lucy” Bergeaux Hargrove, 99, will be held on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at 1 p.m. in Miguez Funeral Home Chapel. Brother Bill Armstrong will be the officiant. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings. Funeral home visitation hours will be held on […]

Pigskin Picker Claims Prize


Matt Hill of Welsh scored a new Ashley recliner courtesy of Bordelon’s Furniture and Jennings Daily News, after sweeping the Pigskin Predictions Super Contest. Readers were asked to submit an entry form containing score predictions for the NFC and AFC Divisional Championship games in order to win. The winning entry needed to feature the exact […]

HHS to host Career Expo

A series of college and career expos have been planned for local students. The latest expo will visit Hathaway High.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Hathaway High School (HHS) in conjunction with Elton High School (EHS) will be hosting a JumpStart Career Expo on Monday, January 26. The expo will be held at the EHS Oris Guidry Gymnasium for any students in Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) who are interested in pursuing a headstart […]

La. rice farmers to hold state meeting in Jennings

Daily News photos by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Louisiana’s two largest grower organizations, the Louisiana Rice Council (LARC) and the Louisiana Rice Growers Association (LARGA), have scheduled their annual joint membership meeting for Tuesday, Feb. 10 at the Grand Marais this year. The meeting will open with a trade show, reception and dinner at 4 p.m. […]

Get outta my bubble

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD I’m one of the most outgoing social butterflies that you will ever meet. I am friendly, affectionate and will openly give out hugs to people that I love or have become friends with. But I’m a stickler for my personal space, not just in my home, or […]

Coalition aims to protect student-athlete

The 32 Division I conferences have formed a coalition as a show of unity in the face of potential changes and threats that could drastically alter college sports. The “Coalition to Protect the Student-Athlete Experience” is described as a loosely knit forum for the conferences to deliver a message about the benefits college athletes receive. […]

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