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Defense adjusts to Aranda, new 3-4 scheme

(Editors Note: This is the fourth in a five-part series previewing the 2016 LSU football team) BATON ROUGE- 2016 may bring great optimism on the offensive side of the football for LSU, but it’s a revamped defense that has the coaching staff foaming at the mouth for the opener against Wisconsin just a short week-and-a-half […]

Stay healthy during cleanup

As people work to clean out flood-damaged homes and volunteers and residents begin the tedious process of pulling out damaged flooring, walls and other materials, it is important to remember that such work comes with hazards. In addition to concerns that come with contaminated floodwater filled with bacteria, viruses, sewage, chemicals and more, mold is […]

Kinder students deliver supplies to FBC


First Baptist Church (FBC) of Jennings, along with the services of Texas Baptist Men Disaster Relief (TBMDR) and students of Kinder High School (KHS) joined forces to come to the aid of those affected by last week’s flood disaster. As soon as they learned of the recent flooding in Lake Arthur, KHS students immediately came […]

Denise Eastman

Funeral services for Miss Denise Eastman, 66, of Jennings will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Miguez Funeral Home, with Rev. Mitchell Gotte officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Funeral home visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Thursday, and from 8 a.m. until time of services on Friday. Miss Eastman […]

Hometown Pride

Lessons Learned by Glenetta Shuey On December 22, 1952,  I came into this world,  seemingly destined to be a small-town girl! My  hometown was Lake Arthur. My Dad was a natural entrepreneur, often owning and running 3 businesses at once. Having such a large family as ours, it was a necessity. We lived in a […]

Dirty Work

Wet weather conditions didn’t stop members of Jennings High School (JHS) Color Guard from taking care of business. The team set up in the parking lot of a local business for a car washing fundraiser to raise money for program expenses.

Former resident recovering from dog attack

A former Jennings resident is currently recovering in the city after suffering severe damage to her face from a vicious dog attack in New Orleans. Randi Guidry, 35, a native of Jennings, moved to New Orleans last year but has been staying with her mother, Julie Guidry, after suffering the traumatic experience she had with […]

LA water levels receding, evacuation lifted

Officials here were optimistic enough to lift the mandatory evacuation but still cautious as water levels seem to be falling despite heavy weekend rains. Sunday afternoon, Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff Ivy Woods lifted the mandatory evacuation order for Lake Arthur effective at approximately 3 p.m. The dusk-to-dawn curfew will remain in effect and movement will […]

On the mend: Volunteers help Welsh with recovery


WELSH – As citizens slowly pick up the pieces here, United Way volunteers and FEMA representatives have already begun helping with the next phase of the recovery process. Bethel volunteer and United Way Team Leader Linda Istre said although many people have delivered donations to the United Way drop-off center, the rush of community members […]

AG: Beware of contractor fraud

Attorney General Jeff Landry visited the parish Monday afternoon and met with local leaders to discuss individual community needs and devise a plan to protect the public from fraudulent contractors. Landry said in dividing his time between Acadiana and Baton Rouge, he realized much of the focus has been more on flood damage in the […]

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