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Dwight St. Germain

Funeral services for Mr. Dwight St. Germain, 57, will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at Bethel Church with Gordon St. Germain officiating. Burial will be in Bertrand Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings. Visitation will be held at Bethel Church from 4-9 p.m. today, Tuesday, and […]

Viola Carry Comeaux

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Viola Carry Comeaux announces her passing from this life on Jan. 24, 2015, at the age of 82. Funeral services will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Jennings on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at 11 a.m. with Jack Harris […]

Jury selected for double shooting trial

Rosalyn Breaux

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer The trial of a Jennings woman accused in a fatal 2014 shooting began on Monday at the Jefferson Davis Parish (JPD) Courthouse, with a jury being seated by late afternoon.

Snow Day


Hundreds crowded the Bethel Church grounds Saturday for the first-ever Frozen Over. Snow was brought in and spread for kids of all ages to make snow angels, have snowball fights and, yes, even build a snowman.

JDPSB begins steps into early childhood development

The Jeff Davis Parish educational leaders met Monday morning to discuss the next stage of a pilot program to introduce education to children in preparation of kindergarten. Pictured are (top row from left to right) are Lacassine High School Principal Christi Fontenot, Elton Elementary School Principal Mike Darbonne, Fenton High School Principal Sharron Ardoin, Lake Arthur Elementary School Assistant Principal Donna Woods, Hathaway High School Principal Jeremy Fusilier, Welsh Elementary Principal Arlene Heinen and Ward Elementary School Assistant Principal Tanya Gaudet. (Bottom row) Brite Beginnings Owner and Director Stephanie Fontenot, Jeff Davis Parish School Board Superintendent Brian LeJeune and Family and Community Partnership Manager Terry Fontenot.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Jeff Davis Parish School Board leaders recently met to discuss the implementation of the Act 3 program of the 2012 Regular Legislative Session.

Locals Discuss Racism

Dear Editor: Nothing brings out the racists more than celebrating Martin Luther King Day and having a black president. Many whites think it’s a joke to celebrate MLK and refuse to honor a black man or accept a black president. On a trip to the barbershop the day after MLK Day with a shop filled […]

Locals Discuss Racism

Well let’s see where I should start. First of all I must say that I am embarrassed to say that I live in the South. For the simple reason that racism is still so very alive and well. I listen to some of my counterparts and it really disappoints me to see so much hatred […]


Former Jennings Bulldog and current McNeese State head basketball coach Brooks Donald-Williams stamped her place in Cowgirls’ history when she won her school-record 138th game as a head coach last Saturday.
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Proof that dreams come true By SCOTT BLANCHARD Special to the Daily News LAKE CHARLES – Whether you know Brooks Donald-Williams as a Jennings Little Dribbler, Jennings High basketball captain, or now the winningest coach in McNeese history, one thing is for certain, she lives and breathes basketball.

Learning from Ervin

by SARAH MORRISON STEPHENS I am still trying to digest the news. I find it hard to believe that a figure that played huge in my formative years as a reporter is now on Hospice. Ervin Trahan, who was the chief deputy of the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office when I began my formal career […]

Lucia Bergeaux Hargrove

Funeral services for Mrs. Lucia “Lucy” Bergeaux Hargrove, 99, will be held on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at 1 p.m. in Miguez Funeral Home Chapel. Brother Bill Armstrong will be the officiant. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings. Funeral home visitation hours will be held on […]

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