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College or career bound?

If you haven’t received a mailbox full of graduation invitations yet, perhaps you’re unaware of the impending cap-and-gown season a mere two weeks away, a time bright-eyed and bushy tailed hopefuls head off into their gleaming futures. While the government education database says 34 percent of these students will journey on to a four-year university […]

Carrie Lee Blanchard Lejeune

A Liturgy service for Mrs. Carrie Lee Blanchard Lejeune, 84, will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2016, in Miguez Funeral Home with Rev. Charles McMillin officiating.  A rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Funeral home visitation will be held from 4:30-9 p.m. on Friday, and will […]

Doris Ann Fontenot

Funeral services for Doris A. Fontenot, 59, of Lynn, Mass., will be held at at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Matthews and Son Funeral Home in Jennings, with Rev. Willie Casiano officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday, April 29, […]

Mother Mary Elizabeth Dupree of Grace, O.P.

LOCKPORT – Mother Mary Elizabeth Dupree of Grace, O.P., neé Valeria Elizabeth Dupree, 79, a native of Jennings, and a resident of Lockport, died at 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel. In 1955, at the age of 18, young Valeria entered the Eucharistic Missionaries of Saint […]

Rene P. Chaisson

LAKE ARTHUR – Graveside services with military honors for Mr. Rene P. Chaisson, 79, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2016, in St. Anthony Cemetery with Rev. Babasino Fernandes officiating. Mr. Chaisson’s body was cremated under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Lake Arthur. Mr. Chaisson died at 7:20 a.m. Monday, […]

Puddle Jumpin’

Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Following yesterday’s rainstorm, 2-year-old Piper Thibodeaux went for a walk in the puddles on East Division Street with her Aunt Darlene Thibodeaux. Piper enjoyed making a splash, playing in the water and jumping in the puddles. She is the daughter of Cody and Erin Thibodeaux, all from Jennings.

Showdown at St. Louis

Daily News photo by Ruth Trahan

Jennings head baseball coach Jordan Smith and his Bulldogs will travel to Lake Charles to take on the St. Louis Saints tonight, in a best-of-three regional round playoff matchup. See today’s Sports section for a full preview of the matchup.

Bonin pleads guilty in Moss death

Kristin Bonin

By SHEILA SMITH Managing Editor A Jennings woman pled guilty to a charge of accessory after the fact to manslaughter in the June 2015 death of Blaze Moss.

Cassidy claims regional tennis title

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Jennings’ Ian Cassidy defeated teammate Trevor Beard to earn the boys’ singles regional championship held at the Lake Charles Country. Pictured from left are JHS head coach Jared Lavergne, Beard,Cassidy and assistant coach Brian Parker.

Dogs’ netters finish second; Lady Dogs grab third By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Editor LAKE CHARLES – The Jennings High boys’ and girls’ tennis teams had a successful showing at the regional tournament held at the Lake Charles Country Club over the weekend. Six players qualified for the state tournament to be held in […]

Drone use getting regulated

Louisiana lawmakers are making a bipartisan push to regulate drones, an area where developing technology meets privacy concerns. A number of proposals under consideration in the House and Senate would criminalize drone trespassing, outline surveillance and privacy laws and establish registration and licensing guidelines. Sen. Dan Claitor, R-Baton Rouge, said drones are “showing up on […]

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