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Armed robber flees with $80, cigarettes

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying this armed robbery suspect.
Photo courtesy JPD

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Armed with a handgun, an unidentified suspect robbed a local gas station Thursday evening for $80 in cash and a single pack of Newport cigarettes.   

Midland’s Guidry leads Rebels over Elton

Traven Guidry (11) scored 24 points in a first-game win over Elton at the Holiday Spectacular. 
Daily News photo by Dylan Brossette

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor MIDLAND – In the nightcap of the first round of the Midland Holiday Spectacular Tournament, Rebel forward Traven Guidry scored 24 points to clear the way for the win over Elton 73-29.

‘Tis the season for giving

The Way I See It by DON WEST What if each of us decided that for each gift we will give to loved ones this Christmas, we would spend $1 less for that gift? It’s just a small amount, and the recipient, I am certain, wouldn’t feel neglected. If you plan to give 10 gifts […]

Gift the gift of life for Christmas

In an effort to prevent a blood supply shortage, LifeShare Blood Centers reminds us that the blood products patients need can only be provided by blood donors. LifeShare is providing Christmas cards at their centers acknowledging a donation given in honor of someone else. The cards may be delivered by the donor or given to […]

Calvin Lee Price

LAKE ARTHUR – Funeral services for Mr. Calvin Lee Price, 89, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with Rev. Ronald Groth officiating. Burial with full military graveside honors will be in Shell Beach Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home. Funeral […]

Sandra L. Blanchard

A Mass of Christian burial for Sandra L. Blanchard, 58, of Jennings, will be held at St Margaret’s Catholic Church in Estherwood on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at 10 a.m. with Father Randall Moreau officiating. Visitation will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home in Jennings today, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, from 12 p.m. […]

JES Hosts Christmas Play

Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

The students from Carla Young’s and Lori Cummings’ third grade classes at Jennings Elementary School (JES) performed a Christmas play Wednesday morning entitled “Christmas in Oz Land.” The play depicted Santa’s crash landing in Oz and the Oz residents helping Santa get back on his flight pattern. The cast of characters included were the usual […]

Suspect charged for drug distribution

Donald James Prudhomme Jr.

Daily News Staff Report The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives served a search warrant at the residence of a known Jennings drug distributor. According to Commander of Criminal Investigations Chris Ivey, narcotics detectives had been conducting the investigation of illegal distribution of pills by Donald James Prudhomme, Jr., 38, for several weeks. Detectives […]

Lacassine man arrested for cruelty

Sirdayln Hickman

Daily News Staff Report The Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office received a complaint on Dec. 16 from Lacassine High School employees concerning unusual marks and bruises on a student. According to Commander of Criminal Investigations Chris Ivey, detectives discovered the victim had a large mark on the head, bruises and marks on the chest and abdomen, […]

A special one

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY Over the years, I taught hundreds of children: some gifted beyond belief, some needy, some charismatic, some simply lovable! However, of all these wonderful people, one stands out among them. I had been teaching 11 years when I met this uncommon young man. Reggie was a freshman in high school […]

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