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Ethel V. Istre

Arrangements are pending for Ethel V. Istre, 79, with Matthews and Son  Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ronald (Sandra Turner) Suydam

Memorial services for Mrs. Ronald (Sandra Turner) Suydam, 64, will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church with Rev. Charles McMillin officiating. Entombment will be in Calvary Holy Family Mausoleum under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings. Visitation will be held in the […]

Fire up the grill for JFD annual barbecue

It’s time for the JFD annual barbecue. Tickets are on sale with the JFD and may be purchased at the central station or with any firefighter for $9.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer It’s time for the Jennings Fire Department (JFD) annual barbecue plate lunch fundraiser again.

Three arrests made in ATV theft

Stewart Mott

Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call on Sept. 29 in reference to two ATV thefts from a residence on Jeff Davis Academy Road.

Suspects arrested for crack cocaine possession

Approximately one ounce of crack cocaine was seized in a Down Street search warrant Saturday.

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Two Down Street residents were arrested over the weekend after police executed a search warrant and located crack cocaine, cash and a handgun on the property.

State Library announces literature contest

The 22nd annual Letters About Literature contest, a national reading and writing competition for students, is now accepting entries. To enter, fourth through 12th grade students write personal letters to living or dead authors from any genre explaining how their views of the world or themselves have changed based on what they read. Students are […]

It’s not a forum, it’s Mortal Kombat

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH I was pulling newsroom’s mail from its box in the front office. Amid the meeting agendas, public service announcements, public submissions and a copy of PETA magazine (seriously, who signed us up for that?) was a large manila envelope. It was addressed to no one in particular. In fact, […]

Dogs’ comeback falls short; Plaq takes 49-47 win

The Jennings defense could not contain the Green Devils’ potent rushing attack Friday night.
Daily News photo by Margaret Sonnier

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor For the second year in a row, the Jennings Bulldogs came up a mere two points shy of stealing a victory away from 4A Plaquemine. The Dogs fought valiantly down 42-33 at the start of the fourth quarter, but came away empty handed, 49-47.

Homecoming Royalty

JHS queen

Jennings and Lake Arthur high schools both celebrated homecoming Friday night, which included crowning their 2014-2015 homecoming queens. The Bulldogs chose Destiny Brown daughter of Anthony Washington and Donna Brown, as its queen, while the Tigers crowned Kaitlin Trahan daughter of Shane and Jill Trahan. Daily News photo by Dylan Brossette

Cormier thriving despite setbacks


By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Shannon and Gena Cormier of Lacassine know a thing or two about miracles.

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