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Here comes football season

The Jennings Quarterback Club began meeting over the past couple of weeks in preparation for the upcoming high school football season. The Dogs open up the year on August 25 against Sam Houston in the Southwest Louisiana Jamboree in Sulphur. Check the Jennings Daily News for its annual Football Edition to be issued in late August.

Eye on the Birdie

Five-year-old Colden Edwards of Jennings took advantage of a beautiful afternoon on Wednesday to play badminton outside. Edwards is the son of Chris and Marea Edwards, both of Jennings.

Community Calendar

Calendar Guidelines Items for Community Calendar must be submitted in writing during regular weekday business hours at least two weeks prior to the day of the event. We will make every effort to run the item twice before the event, though it should be noted all events run in the order of their posted dates […]

A place to call home: Keagan Center finds permanent location, readies for upcoming school drive

In late 2011, following the untimely death of her 21-year-old son Keagan Regan, Kim Thibodeaux had a vision of giving back to the community through a foundation that would help the youth of the area. That vision has taken on many forms since then ranging from summer feeding programs, tutoring, holiday meals and a variety […]

 Walter J. Bertrand

Funeral services for Mr. Walter J. Bertrand, 93, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016, in Miguez Funeral Home, with Deacon Mike Tramel officiating. Burial with military graveside rites will be in Liberty Cemetery near Elton. Funeral home visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. Friday until time of service. Mr. Bertrand […]

Jury talks subdivision drainage issues

The Consolidated Gravity Drainage District 1 has requested assistance from the Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury to dig a drainage ditch from the Greenwood Subdivision, east towards Cow Bayou. “The Greenwood Subdivision has had been dealing with severe drainage problems for some several years,” said jury attorney David Bruchhaus. “The Drainage Board for District 1 […]

Mermentau suspect dies from self-inflicted injury

MERMENTAU – The search for a suspect here came to a tragic end Thursday evening after the man succumbed to injuries from a self-sustained gunshot. Acadia Parish Sheriff K.P. Gibson said deputies responded to a “suspicious circumstance” in Mermentau where deputies discovered Jordy Thibodeaux, 32, had shot himself. He was being sought for violation of […]

Let the races begin: November candidates start qualifying

Qualifying for November’s Congressional Primary/Presidential kicked off Wednesday morning, with candidates signing up to run for local or state offices. Qualifying will continue today and Friday through 4:30 p.m. both days.

Pokemon Go – great game or underlying disaster?

Through all of the tragedies that have plagued newspapers and television channels involving police violence and shootings, one other phenomenon is taking over the world – Pokemon Go. The game allows players to use a GPS tracking device on their phone to capture fictional characters lurking around neighborhoods, cities and parks. It has drawn rave […]

Sharing Local history: Chroniclers announce upcoming meeting

A local group’s efforts and persistence to preserve the history of the town of Lake Arthur is paying off. “The response from the public has been fantastic,” Lake Arthur Heritage Chroniclers Co-Coordinator Debra Perry said. “We have had a lot of positive feedback since the community has learned more about our group and what we […]

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