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Thomas Precht

The family and friends of Thomas “Tom” Precht are mourning the loss of their loved one who was called from this life on June 28, 2015, at the age of 62.  Funeral services to honor Tom’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Jennings United Methodist Church in Jennings […]

Rice experts, Vitter to speak at Field Day

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CROWLEY – The LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station Annual Field Day will be held July 1, with a host of rice experts and speakers discussing the latest in rice farming technology.

Record numbers attend CERT camp

Jeff Davis Parish teens recently participated in the annual Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) week-long training camp. There they learned emergency training that included weapons safety, a DWI driving course and search and rescue.
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By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Twenty-four parish youth attended the Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training camp last week with the help of the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO).

Friends, locals remember Tom Precht

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By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor “If what we’re doing doesn’t help kids in some way, then why do we do it?” Tom Precht bore numerous titles – advocate for breast cancer awareness; staunch supporter of the children under his supervision in the Jennings Recreation Department; “The Voice of the Bulldogs” for more than […]

Let’s move on

The Supreme Court’s majority decision to nationally legalize marriages of same sex couples was inevitable. Regardless of any one person’s beliefs on the matter, it was obvious in recent years that the issue was gaining support and would one day soon gain passage, especially since our highest court currently consists of a liberal majority. This […]

Local students compete at national rodeo

Sisters Kylie and Allie Conner competed for Team Louisiana during the National Junior High Rodeo in Des Moines, Iowa, this week, while John Mayes took part in the competition as well. Kylie is currently the No. 1-ranked barrel racer in the country in the 11-14 age division, while Mayes is ranked No. 8 in the division for chute dogging. 
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By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor DES MOINES, Iowa – Middle school students from Welsh and Jennings had the opportunity to compete in the National Junior High Rodeo Association national rodeo at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.

Megan Paige Guidry

October 20, 1996 ~ June 25, 2015 GUEYDAN—Funeral services were held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Vincent Funeral Home in Gueydan honoring the life of Megan Paige Guidry, 18, who died Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Lafayette General Medical Center.  She was laid to rest at Broussard Cemetery with Deacon Joseph  Hebert […]

Kennadee L. Alexander

Graveside services for Kennadee L. Alexander, 10 month-old daughter of Tarvorious and Kendra Alexander, will be held at 11:30  a.m. Monday, June 29, 2015, in Parkview Cemetery. Rev. Davis Anderson will officiate under direction of Semien-Lewis Mortuary of Jennings. Visitation will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in David J. and Rosa W. Fondel Church Chapel […]

Clinton Diehl

Funeral services for Clinton “C.E.” Diehl, 78, of Jennings, will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015, at Matthews and Son Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 12:30-8 p.m. today, Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Matthews and Son Funeral Home with a rosary recited at 6 p.m. Visitation will resume at […]

Man charged in drive-by shooting

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Daily News Staff Report A Jennings man is facing three attempted first-degree murder charges after a drive-by shooting Friday afternoon.

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