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2016 football season one to remember

For residents of Jeff Davis Parish (JDP), football is a way of life that has been passed down from generation to generation. There has been a long history of successful gridiron teams in Jennings, Welsh, Lake Arthur and Elton for as far back as many care to remember. As residents here close yet another football […]

Barbara Jean LeJeune

The family and friends of Barbara Jean LeJeune are mourning the loss of their loved one who was called from this life on Nov. 30, 2016, at the age of 72.  Funeral services for Barbara J. LeJeune, 72, of Hathaway will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home in Jennings at 11 a.m. Friday, […]

Ensure pet safety during the holiday season

Many items brought into a home to make the holidays more enjoyable and festive can be dangerous and pose health risks to animals. Pet owners are encouraged to take extra precautions to ensure safety of their furry friends during the holiday season. Animal Relief Foundation (ARF) volunteer Donna Fontenot offers several tips to help protect […]

Moving day for safety agencies


After more than a year of operating city services from temporary locations while Jennings Safety Building underwent renovations, the Jennings Police (JPD) and Fire (JFD) departments have started moving back in to their old, “new” building. In October of 2015, phase three of a four-step plan to renovate the city service buildings began. Phase one […]

Jury, city prepare for new jail

The police jury agreed Wednesday to reimburse the City of Jennings $146,000 for the upgrade of the current sewer lift station or possible installation of a new lift station to accommodate the future parish jail. “The jail is in the city limits, so the city lift station will have to handle the addition of the […]

Magical Christmas

Main Street in Jennings is looking quite merry thanks to the efforts of volunteers and businesses. Founders Park and surrounding areas have been covered in lights and decorations, while several businesses have turned their window displays into winter wonderlands. The city will host its holiday festivities in the downtown area Saturday.

James sisters lead Elton to 66-44 win over Eunice

ELTON – The Elton Lady Indians dominated the visiting Eunice Lady Bobcats in a 68-44 victory at Oris Guidry Gymnasium Tuesday night. With the win, Elton moves to 3-2 on the year, while the loss drops Eunice to 0-5. The Lady Indians started the game losing the opening tip, but would dominate the rest of […]

Hornets remain unbeaten with upset over South Beauregard

HATHAWAY- The Hathaway High School (HHS) basketball squads hosted South Beauregard (SBHS) Tuesday night at the Charles F. Groth Gymnasium. The Hornets swarmed the court with a score of 69-63, while the Lady Hornets fell to the Lady Knights 43-68. Hornets: 69, Knights: 63 The Hornets (9-0) claimed their ninth consecutive win as they smashed […]

Lady Dogs run past Ville Platte, Dogs drop opener 71-40


The Jennings Bulldogs (JHS) and Lady Bulldogs split a pair of contests with visiting Ville Platte High School Tuesday night. The Lady Dogs rallied from a 6-point deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat Ville Platte 49-38, while the Dogs opened their season with a 71-40 loss at the hands of their Bulldog counterparts. Lady […]

Lois Maxine Bish Krielow

It is with a heavy heart that the family of Maxine Krielow announces her passing.  A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Jennings on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 at 11 a.m.  A gathering of family and friends will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral […]

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