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Granny Got Game: Local ladies bring home silver in national tourney

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor he local chapter of the Granny Basketball League, took home a second place medal in its national tournament last weekend in Norman, Okla., the team’s highest finish since it began playing in 2007. 

Adapting her talent: L.A. native finds academic success in heritage

By GLENETTA SHUEY Special to the Daily News Debbie Royer graduated from Lake Arthur’s Goretti High School in 1970 with a love of literature blossoming into a bright future with definite ties to her past. She is now “Miz Pete,” or Dr. Richardson to her college students. 

Donation sites accepting school supplies

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer School season is around the corner and several community organizations are accepting school uniform and supply donations to assist students in need throughout Jeff Davis Parish.

JDP teachers to receive pay raise

By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer The Jeff Davis Parish School Board approved a motion on Thursday allowing the board to give certified teachers and all support employees raises in their base salary for the upcoming school year.

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Aquadogs qualify for state meet

The Jennings Aquadogs Swim League (JASL) competed in the Louisiana District Championship Meet held in Baton Rouge over the weekend, with two of the eight Dogs competing against year-round swim teams qualifying for the state meet. All swimmers dropped time in each event.

Goodbye, Summer

The Jeff Davis Parish Library hosted the end of the reading program summer bash glow party at the Tupper museum. The children enjoyed a glow in the dark puppet show, followed by an indoor picnic lunch provided by the Summer Feeding Program, and concluded with games and activities.

Robbery suspects possibly connected to other crimes

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Two suspects being sought for the armed robbery of a local business could be culprits in similar robberies in Ville Platte and Vinton. 

Colleagues recall Smith’s legacy

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor He never met a stranger; that’s what his friends will remember about him.  His affable nature and strong leadership helped Tommy Smith ascend from a substitute teacher in Lake Arthur in 1972, to superintendent of schools in Jeff Davis Parish 31 years later. Smith served the parish for […]

Laughing at ourselves

I  have always loved laughing, even if it is at myself. This week, my eight-year-old grandson asked me this week if I was famous! I was taken aback, but I tried to stifle the laughter because he was so serious.  I explained to him that I was not famous, but I did know many people […]

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