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The Man behind the mask

Photo by Kirk Meche

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer Through the eyes of 7-year-old Isaac Lejeune, the word “Legend” on the side of his Coke can symbolizes the way he feels about watching his dad Brandon umpire another University of Louisiana-Lafayette baseball game at M.L.”Tigue” Moore Field.

Rozena Lee

Arrangements will be announce by Semien-Lewis Mortuary of Jennings for Rozena Lee, 91. Mrs. Lee entered into enternal rest on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at her residence.

Patrick Lee Cooper

Patrick Lee Cooper, resident of Baton Rouge and native of Jennings, peacefully passed away at his home on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. at the age of 70. He was a devoted husband, father and loyal friend. Patrick was a truly compassionate person who believed in hard work, serving others and accepting each person as they […]

Mrs. Elmer (Gloria Vincent) Leger

LAKE ARTHUR – Funeral services for Mrs. Elmer (Gloria “MawMaw” Vincent) Leger, 65, will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Miguez Funeral Home in Lake Arthur with Douglas Broyles officiating. Burial will be in Andrus Cove Cemetery. Funeral home visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. today, […]

Riding In Style


   The Last Resort car show was in town this past weekend at the Oil and Gas Park. It featured cars, trucks and motorcycles from all over the U.S. venders gathered selling products, t-shirts and food. Games and contests were held for children as spectators and participants enjoyed browsing through the variety of new and […]

Doise run back this weekend

Local breast cancer survivors met at Jerry Simmons Stadium Friday to show their support for Melissa Doise.
Daily News photo by Dylan Brossette

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor “Here’s the thing about cancer: It has no prejudices. It doesn’t care about your race, age, height, weight – nothing. It will come in your life and turn things upside down at a moment’s notice. That’s why we started this foundation.”

Habitual offender could face serious time

Rendivus Etienne

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor A repeat drug offender may see some serious jail time if the court labels him as an habitual one following his latest arrest.

Lawmakers wait to hear from auditors on surplus

Louisiana lawmakers sidestepped a decision Friday on whether to accept claims from Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration that the state closed last year’s books with a nearly $179 million surplus, a figure viewed with skepticism. The Legislature’s joint budget committee instead decided to wait until their auditors comb through the numbers. The Legislative Auditor’s Office doesn’t […]

Dogs narrowly escape S. Beau

Travis Etienne Jr. (center) scored all four of JHS’s touchdowns Friday night to lead the Dogs to victory.
Daily News photo by Margaret Sonnier

By TOM PRECHT Daily News Sports Writer The Jennings Bulldogs found themselves 13 points down with district rival South Beauregard six minutes into the opening quarter, as the Golden Knights took advantage of a short field and a Bulldog miscue to stalk them out to their early advantage. The Bulldogs did not buckle under and […]

Ebola gets all the attention

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH It’s been a lonely week. I feel like one of three people left in America who does not believe Ebola will end the world in a few days. Everyone else is building underground shelters and stockpiling weapons. I know we all will die one day, and I believe Earth […]

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