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Ruby Jeanette Harris Greene

Ruby Jeanette Harris Greene, 70, a resident of Welsh, left this earth Saturday, April 11, 2015. She is now in the presence of the Lord she loved so much and served so well. A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at First Baptist Church of Welsh at 9:30 a.m. The memorial […]

Start Spreadin’ The News!


The Jennings Daily News (JDN) visited New York City last week. Contributing writer and columnist Glenetta Shuey took a trip to the Big Apple with family and friends and had this picture taken outside the Russian Tea Room on W. 57th Street with Max Gray, grandson of Cindy Breaux of Jennings. Shuey also provided background […]

COA to host balance classes

Elderly citizens at the Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Council on Aging (COA) enjoyed the first of eight weeks of sessions on “A Matter of Balance.” The sessions include discussions on how to maintain good balance by controlling environment and maintaining an active healthy lifestyle.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Council on Aging (COA) will be hosting an eight-week session on how to help senior citizens improve balance, manage falls and increase activity levels.

Further Training


Members of the Jennings Police Department (JPD) attended a Defense Tactics Recertification class on baton training. JPD Patrolman Don Lirette led the class and reviewed the different types of batons used by law enforcement, as well as the proper uses of batons for defense and protection to subdue a subject without inflicting severe damage. Daily […]

L.A. no-hit by Kinder in 11-0 loss

Daily News photo by Carlee Kibodeaux

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer KINDER – The No.9-ranked Kinder (KHS) Yellow Jackets used the combined no-hitter of Raul Barerra and Chris Khamanny to blank the Lake Arthur (LAHS) Tigers 11-0 in five innings on Monday. The Jackets stayed perfect in district play, upping their record to 7- 0 in 4-2A action. With […]

Allen Fontenot

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Allen Fontenot announces his passing from this life on April 12, 2015, at the age of 82. Funeral services with full military rites will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Jennings today, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at 3 p.m. […]

Manuel J. Vega

Manuel J. Vega, 92, a longtime resident of Junction City, Kan., died in the early morning hours of April 10, 2015, at his home in Lake Arthur. The eldest of nine children, he was born on July 9, 1922, to Jesus Maria Vega and his wife Mary Bernadette (Velarde) in Durango, Colo. He grew up […]

It’s A Spring Thing


Springtime brings the birds and the bees to the sweet smelling wisteria in full bloom in the yard of  Donna McCormick.

Crochet names Davy assistant chief

Welsh Police Chief Marcus Crochet announced the recent promotion of Kristina Davy to the position of assistant chief. Davy has been with the department for 20 years.

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer WELSH – When Kristina Davy began working part-time as a dispatcher for the Welsh Police Department (WPD) at the age of 19, she never anticipated that her humble beginnings would one day earn her the position of assistant chief.

LAPD arrests man on multiple drug charges

Harry Robinson Jr.

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer A Jennings man was placed under arrest in Lake Arthur Sunday night, April 12, after officers found he was in possession of marijuana as well as multiple drugs.

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