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Firing up the grill: JFD plans annual barbecue fundraiser

The Jennings Fire Department (JFD) may be in the business of putting out fires, but every November, they also light one up during the annual JFD barbecue dinner fundraiser. Although the barbecue itself is still a month away, the Jennings Fireman’s Association barbecue dinner sales have already begun, and firefighters are busy selling dinner tickets. […]

City offering fun family weekend

Jennings is the place to be this weekend for those looking to experience a little family fun. Both the 36th annual Stearman Fly-In and the second annual Battle of the Bows fiddle competition will be held in the city this weekend.    Festivities will begin Saturday, October 1 at 6:30 a.m. with the Stearman Pilots […]

Homecoming 2016

The Jennings community rallied for the Bulldogs’ homecoming parade on Main Street Friday.

While preparing to attack the Rosepine Eagles, Lake Arthur Tigers enjoyed homecoming week fun. Thursday evening, the community enjoyed a bonfire while Friday morning at Lake Arthur Elementary, students had their own block party where they danced and played ahead of that night’s football.

Reader questions political system

Dear Editor, When people or governments engage in immigration for the purposes of bringing in cheap labor to replace existing American workers, to expand a voter base for the purpose of an election, change population numbers and demographics, or increasing a taxable base, how is that NOT “human trafficking?” As far as I can tell, […]

Discussion on election continues

Dear Editor, What is it about politics and party loyalty that has such a strong hold on people? People who would normally look upon a person like Donald Trump with dislike, disdain and disgust and have revealed those sentiments about him prior to his becoming their party’s candidate now embrace him and wholeheartedly support him. […]

Fun October planned in parish

Even though it is still quite warm outside, fall is here, which means festival season is getting underway in Jeff Davis Parish. Locals can look forward to plenty of activities this year and it seems each week is bringing something for everyone to enjoy over the next month. Next weekend will see the annual End […]

Donald R. “Tony” Guidry

CROWLEY – A Liturgy of the Word service was held for Donald R. “Tony” Guidry, 78, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at Duhon Funeral Home-Crowley Chapel, with Rev. Charles McMillin as celebrant. Visitation was held at Duhon Funeral Home-Crowley from 4-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 and continued on Saturday, Sept. 24, from […]

Douglas Earl Miller

It’s with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family and friends of Douglas Earl Miller announces his passing from this life into the arms of angels on Sept. 23, 2016, at the age of 68.  A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady […]

Lady Hornets flying with new leader

Hathaway High School welcomed in new head boys’ basketball coach Carlo Maggio earlier in the summer, however a new head Lady Hornet has also joined the HHS basketball family as well. Courtnee (Hollins) Young was hired right before the school year to head up the vacated position when longtime head coach James Welch departed the […]

Unwelcome guests: Higher fly, ant numbers noticed since flood

An increase in insect numbers in several Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) homes may be a result of recent flooding. Guaranty Exterminating Pest Technician Shane Andrepont said since the floods occurred in August, calls about fire ants have been on the rise. “Residents are having a problem mostly with fire ants since the flooding,” Andrepont said. […]

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