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Jennings schools announce Students of the Year

ent from each parish school has been chosen to represent his or her school or school level. These outstanding students have been chosen for their exemplary performance in academics, athletics, extracurricular or philanthropy. Each student submitted an essay and portfolio to compete for the Student of the Year at the school level. Those who were […]

Waiting on a miracle

Sandra Sonnier, 56, of Jennings, ate well, took her daily vitamin supplements, never smoked or drank and led a healthy homeopathic lifestyle. She never imagined she’d ever need two liver transplants within four days, only to have her kidneys fail shortly after the procedures. Prior to currently taking daily medications, regular dialysis treatments and being […]

JDN campaign guidelines explained

With campaign season for the March 25 elections underway, candidates and voters are encouraged to familiarize themselves with Jennings Daily News’ (JDN) current campaign publicity and advertising guidelines, which are as follows: • Each candidate has the opportunity to submit one press release and accompanying photo acknowledging their candidacy/campaign within three months of an election […]

Five qualify for Jennings mayoral seat

The race is on for seats in the March 25 election and the City of Jennings is no exception, with five candidates vying for the mayor’s seat. Qualifying wrapped Friday afternoon and according to the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office, Dusty Chaisson, Henry Guinn, Marcus O. Peterson, Patsy Metcalf Richard and Jimmy Segura all qualified […]

Lady Tigers sting Kinder, Tigers fall in overtime 59-55

KINDER – The Lake Arthur Tigers and Lady Tigers traveled to Kinder Friday night to battle in a pair of district 4-2A exhibitions. The Lady Tigers raced out to an early lead and never looked back to capture a 52-42 win, while the Tigers lost in an overtime thriller that ended with Kinder winning 59-55. […]

Another heartbreaker: Late Saints’ surge downs Jennings 61-53

For three quarters of basketball, the Jennings Bulldogs looked as though they would finally get over the hump of beating the St. Louis Saints (STL) in district play. However, a late fourth-quarter surge and an abundance of missed free throws by Jennings left the Dogs with another heart-wrenching 61-53 defeat at the Saints’ hands. The […]

The fake and the fury

I’m Just Sayin’ by Sheila Smith For more than 10 years now, I have worked at a small newspaper. However, whether you work for a small newspaper or major media outlet, the job experiences are often the same. For the most part I have enjoyed professional, productive relationships with all elected officials. I ask for […]

Thelma Grace Lehman

Thelma Grace Lehman, 87, of McPherson, Kan., passed away peacefully at 10:58 p.m Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at Cedars House 807. The memorial service will be held at McPherson Church of the Brethren at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, with Reverend Chris Whitacre officiating.  Visitation will follow the service. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, […]

What would you ask the mayoral candidates?

For over 14 years, the City of Jennings has known Mayor Terry Duhon as its leader. But with Duhon heading out of office once his term ends in June, voters will have a big decision to make when they head to the polls in March. Any time new leadership enters office, you can expect a […]

More jobs, affordable education needed for secure future

Without affordable higher education and a diversified job industry, we can expect our young people to continue leaving Louisiana. Higher education will likely see another cut in state funding this year. The double whammy is that the TOPS program is slowly running dry. Gov. John Bel Edwards vowed Wednesday that he won’t allow the budget […]

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