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Doise run back this weekend

Local breast cancer survivors met at Jerry Simmons Stadium Friday to show their support for Melissa Doise.
Daily News photo by Dylan Brossette

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor “Here’s the thing about cancer: It has no prejudices. It doesn’t care about your race, age, height, weight – nothing. It will come in your life and turn things upside down at a moment’s notice. That’s why we started this foundation.”

Habitual offender could face serious time

Rendivus Etienne

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor A repeat drug offender may see some serious jail time if the court labels him as an habitual one following his latest arrest.

Lawmakers wait to hear from auditors on surplus

Louisiana lawmakers sidestepped a decision Friday on whether to accept claims from Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration that the state closed last year’s books with a nearly $179 million surplus, a figure viewed with skepticism. The Legislature’s joint budget committee instead decided to wait until their auditors comb through the numbers. The Legislative Auditor’s Office doesn’t […]

Dogs narrowly escape S. Beau

Travis Etienne Jr. (center) scored all four of JHS’s touchdowns Friday night to lead the Dogs to victory.
Daily News photo by Margaret Sonnier

By TOM PRECHT Daily News Sports Writer The Jennings Bulldogs found themselves 13 points down with district rival South Beauregard six minutes into the opening quarter, as the Golden Knights took advantage of a short field and a Bulldog miscue to stalk them out to their early advantage. The Bulldogs did not buckle under and […]

Ebola gets all the attention

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH It’s been a lonely week. I feel like one of three people left in America who does not believe Ebola will end the world in a few days. Everyone else is building underground shelters and stockpiling weapons. I know we all will die one day, and I believe Earth […]

Abraham Joseph Guidry

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church for Abraham Joseph “A.J.” Guidry, 74, of Jennings, on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home today, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, from 3:30-9 p.m. with a rosary recited at […]

Homecoming Royalty

Kalrley Henderson

   Friday night, the student bodies of Elton and Welsh high schools each crowned their 2014-2015 homecoming queens. In Elton, senior maid Sarah Davis was crowned. She is the daughter of Chris and Sandra Davis. Down the road in Welsh, the Greyhounds chose senior Karley Henderson, daughter of Selena Henderson and David Henderson, as their […]

Early voting starts Tuesday

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Dozens of seats, 14 amendments on ballot By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor Early voting for the Nov. 4 elections opens Tuesday, and any registered voter is able to cast their ballot ahead of time.

Cajun Heat

Though just a freshman, Evan Guillory may see significant action on the mound for the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns.
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Former JHS ace Guillory adjusting to college game By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer As football season continues to heat up and the boys of summer ride off into the sunset, the journey of becoming a college baseball player is just beginning for former Jennings High School pitcher Evan Guillory.

Ebola crisis puts pressure on human rights

Some doctors in countries hit hardest by the deadly Ebola disease decline to operate on pregnant women for fear the virus could spread. Governments face calls from frightened citizens to bar travel to and from afflicted nations. Meanwhile, the stakes get higher as more people get sick, highlighting a tricky balance between protecting people and […]

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