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Gayle G. Fontenot

A funeral mass for Gayle G. Fontenot will be celebrated at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Hathaway on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Bill Miller officiating and Msgr. Ronald Groth concelebrating. Visitation will be at Miguez Funeral Home in Jennings today, Friday, Aug. 19, from 2:30-8 p.m., with a rosary recited […]

Shannon Matthew Brown

Funeral services for Officer Shannon Matthew Brown, F3, 40, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, with Father Roland Vaughn officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. today, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at Fondel Memorial Chapel, with a rosary at 6 p.m.  Visitation […]

Join a team

We’ve written much in the past few days about the incredible outpouring of love being shown by neighbors and strangers alike in our local communities. But there is much work to be done and it is highly likely more people in this area are able to assist. While some have decided to complain rather than […]

Lejeune recognizes staff, addresses school issues

Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Superintendent of Schools Brian Lejeune and members of the board applauded principals, teachers and custodians from around the parish for their efforts during the recent flooding. Lejeune addressed issues regarding schools that faced flooding at Thursday’s monthly meeting and explained that for the most part, turnouts have been good since reopening […]

LA still holding on: Officials say still not safe to return


LAKE ARTHUR – Although residents and volunteers here are still persevering against the rising floodwaters, officials are asking evacuees not to return to their homes just yet. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the water levels crested in Mermentau yesterday, and are expected to crest in Lake Arthur sometime today. Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff […]

Welsh home floods for third time

WELSH – Jude and Vendi Fox are among several residents here who have suffered severe damage to their home due to heavy rains and flooding. The couple, who live on the south end of U.S. 90 in Welsh with two of their four daughters, ages 19 and 16, have suffered significant damage to their home […]

Answering the call: Distribution center established in city

During setup Thursday, volunteers cleaned the former dealership and organized donations to prep for today’s opening.

A distribution center has been established in Jennings for flood victims in need. The former Gulf Coast Autoplex site at 402 Shankland Ave. is open today from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. for displaced locals seeking needed supplies, as well as those who wish to donate items. Josh Belt of Our Savior’s Church said signage […]

On Her Way

Former Jennings High School and McNeese State University point guard Jayln Johnson signed a pro contract with Club de Baloncesto Batalyaws located in Badajoz, Spain. Johnson is the first female from Jennings to sign a professional basketball contract. Check Friday’s edition of Jennings Daily News for a full story on Johnson’s contract.

Business owners cook for municipal workers


As emergency personnel worked the city streets, parish roads, aided citizens or stood by for emergency aid, volunteers stepped forward and cooked a barbecue dinner for those who are keeping the people of Jeff Davis Parish safe. “With all the bad things happening, it’s good to see some good things, too,” said Jennings Mayor Terry […]

LA looter in custody

LAKE ARTHUR – A resident here was arrested for looting Tuesday afternoon just as town and parish officials were wrapping up the day’s evacuation efforts. Just a half-hour after the official evacuation time of 4 p.m., Lake Arthur Police Department (LAPD) received a call regarding a complaint of an intruder at a residence on the […]

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