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Dardenne to make visit to Jennings

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne

Daily News Staff Report Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne will make a trip to Jennings on Thursday, May 7, as part of a statewide expedition celebrating National Tourism Week in the state of Louisiana.

JHS Academic All-State

JHS all state

Three Jennings High School seniors were named to the LHSAA Spring Composite Academic All-State team yesterday, JHS Principal Ben Oustalet announced. (From left) Lady Dogs’ outfielder Dominique Juneau, golfer Dylan Oustalet and Diamond Dogs’ first baseman Tyler Theunissen all maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA during their careers at JHS. All three will be recognized during […]

Learning to say yes to life

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD I used to be afraid of everything. I don’t just mean a slightly unpleasant feeling every now and then; I’m talking full-fledged, debilitating fear. I never tried new things, spoke out, took road trips or ventured outside of my comfort zones. I remember as a teenager, I […]

Cigarette tax hike a possibility this session

Louisiana’s health advocacy groups see an opportunity this legislative session to get a long-sought cigarette tax hike in a state that has one of the lowest tobacco taxes in the country. As lawmakers look to raise new money to plug a $1.6 billion budget hole, at least 10 tobacco tax measures have been filed for […]

Harry Robideaux

Harry was born in Lake Charles on Dec. 11, 1958, to Harry L. Robideaux Sr. and Marguerite Gros. He was called to his Heavenly Father on April 10, 2015. A graveside service and Rosary will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 3 p.m. in Lacassine Catholic Cemetery in Lacassine. It was Harry’s wish […]

Richard Joseph Hebert Jr.

Richard Joseph Hebert Jr., 59, a native of Jennings and resident of Welsh, was entrusted to God’s loving care on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at his home. Visitation will commence at Hixson Funeral Home in Welsh today, Friday, April 17, 2015, from 5-8 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. with Deacon […]

Andrepont earns Horatio Alger scholarship

Michelle Andrepont
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By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor HATHAWAY – Hornet senior Michelle Andrepont parlayed her successes in the classroom and in the community into a hefty scholarship this week, as she was named a Horatio Alger Association winner, one of 106 winners nationally.

Painting For Mom


James Ward Elementary Kindergarteners in Kim Precht’s class worked on a paint on canvas art project for Mother’s Day. The project was possible by an Art in Education mini grant from the Zigler Museum provided by the Jeff Davis Art Council. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

JDP educators honored at TOY Banquet

The awards for Students of the Year were presented to the following students. Pictured (from left to right) are Hailey Maldonado of WHS for the high school level, Jillian Fontenot of JES for the elementary school level and Preston (Trey) Blanchard of HHS for the middle school level.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Students, principals, teachers, faculty and support personnel of the Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) school board gathered Thursday afternoon in appreciation for the hard work and dedication put forth during the 2014-2015 school year.

All law enforcement need body cameras

Kudos to the Jennings Police Department (JPD) for making the decision to outfit on-duty officers with body cameras. JPD Chief Todd D’Albor made the announcement in Wednesday’s edition of the Jennings Daily News, explaining equipment has been ordered and that the department is waiting on delivery and setup. Perhaps the best part of the chief’s […]

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