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Splash into Summer

Daily News photo by Sheila Smith

Pre-k students at Evangeline Elementary enjoyed Thursday morning’s sunny weather with an outdoor party that celebrated the end of the school year. Makayla Hodge, 4, took her own turn heading down the waterway. She is the daughter of Julie and Buddy Hoffpauir of Evangeline and Travis Hodge of Morse.

Law enforcement, rescue personnel honored

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Stutes LeBlanc lights a candle in memory of his son Burton, a Jennings Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty in 2000.

By SHEILA SMITH Managing Editor Nearly 100 individuals packed the Jennings Conference Center Thursday night to celebrate law enforcement and rescue personnel, and remember those who gave their all in the line of duty.

Being informed is your own responsibility

No one wants to be voiceless in his or her community. To avoid that, the first step in community awareness is to be informed. To do so, we must make it our business to seek out information, ask questions, learn how municipalities, parish government and laws work, and above all, listen. Every week, parish officials […]

Malcom Connally/Tom Precht Memorial Award Winner

Wesley Simien

JHS graduate Wesley Simien was named the Malcolm Connolly – Tom Precht Memorial Student Athlete of the Year at the JHS graduation Tuesday night. Check Sunday’s edition of the Jennings Daily News for a full story on Simien

Calvin Broussard

Arrangements are pending for Calvin Broussard, 84, with Matthews and Son Funeral Home of Jennings.

Smith family receives game show surprise

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Brandon and D’Audrea Smith

By HOLLI BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer A honeymoon giveaway, a trip to Los Angeles and competing on a television show; usually that would be someone’s idea of a dream or wishful thinking. But for Jennings residents Brandon and D’Audrea Smith, this was reality only a few weeks ago. The couple was flown to Los […]

“Thank You”

Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

A local church held an appreciation dinner for area law enforcement this week. The First Baptist Church of Welsh provided a barbecue dinner with all the trimmings to law enforcement and their families.

Midland Sends 3 to Next Level

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Midland High School Lady Rebel basketball players (from left, seated) Kristen Breaux, Nicole Kraut and Brooke Comeaux all signed letters of intent at the school on Tuesday to continue their careers at the collegiate level. Breaux and Comeaux are headed to Louisiana College in Pineville, while Kraut will join LSU-Eunice. The Lady Rebels are coming […]

To pee or not to pee, that is the question

The war against restrooms rages on in America, with President Obama releasing a new initiative to allow transgender students in American public high schools to use the restroom of their choice, although some states are already fighting back. It would appear Target has opened a can of worms far more volatile than the company anticipated. […]

Thomas John Kelly

My mom told my dad, “Goodnight, Tom…” one last time before his spirit slipped away Sunday, May 15, 2016, to begin his Heavenly adventure. Thomas John Kelly was 95 in April, born in Lake Charles. He was the last of eight children of an Englishman, Harold Albert Kelly, who stayed in Louisiana to wed a […]

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