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Lake Arthur Park pavillions taking shape

As the first stage to lay the foundation for the new park pavilions comes to completion, officials await the arrival of the materials for the canopies, benches, tables and barbecue pits.
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By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer LAKE ARTHUR – The residents here will soon be able to enjoy the long-awaited new park pavilions, hopefully before the summer ends. The slabs for the pavilions in the Lake Arthur Park are laid out and the canopies are soon to follow.

Storm Moves In

MB-storm coming

Marilyn Brunt captured a storm moving in over Lake Arthur Monday evening. Share your images from around Jeff Davis and Acadia parishes by emailing

Two blazes reported at same address

Arson is suspected in a house fire reported Monday night at 1010 Maude Street. No one was injured but the incident is currently under investigation.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Arson suspected By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Arson is suspected in two consecutive fires that occurred Monday night, July 27, at the same address.

Alumni weekend deemed a success


By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer Large numbers of fans, players, and “old dogs” showed up to the Jennings Parks and Recreation Department over the weekend for the Jennings High School (JHS) Alumni Softball Tournament.  This year’s event paid tribute to one of the tournament’s original three organizers- Tom Precht, who passed away earlier […]

Claude Louis Boudreaux

LAKE ARTHUR – Funeral services for Mr. Claude Louis Boudreaux, 84 were held today, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at 10 a.m. in Miguez Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Jack Harris officiating. Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Lake Arthur. Visitation hours were held from 3:30-8 p.m. […]

Third suspect arrested in burglary

Aaron Albert Guidry

Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s (JDSO) detectives made another arrest in reference to a residential burglary on LA Hwy. 1126 that occurred earlier in the month.

BESE board candidate visits area educators

Mike Kreamer
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Area education leaders extended an invitation to the candidates running for the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) District Seven seat.

New Jennings City Hall open for business


By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer It’s moving day for the staff at Jennings City Hall.

Making a difference starts at home

One idea the Jennings Daily News supports is keeping business local. Because we are a local business, we understand the need to support local businesses and employees by keeping our purchases in this area when possible. The same idea should be applied to donating money. Of course, this world is filled with worthy causes that […]

Change needs to come before tragedy, not after

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH Part of my job is being the bearer of bad news. I have been part of this newspaper for nearly 10 years and in my time here I have reported on more murders, rapes, molestations and dirty officials than I care to recall. It’s true that after a while […]

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