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Calendar Guidelines Items for Community Calendar must be submitted in writing during regular weekday business hours at least two weeks prior to the day of the event. We will make every effort to run the item twice before the event, though it should be noted all events run in the order of their posted dates […]

JASL Competes in COAST Meet

The JASL crew of (from back to front) MacKenzie Turgeon, Coach Travis Theriot, Emily Seilhan, Madeline Hoag, Macie Turgeon, Cate Doucet, Maddie Futch, Avery Morrill and (not pictured) Sophie Eastman swam a mile (1,500 meters) last Friday at the COAST Swim Meet in Alexandria. See Sunday’s edition of the Jennings Daily News for full COAST […]

Cajun Lessons

On Tuesday, area youth learned about their Cajun heritage as part of the Jeff Davis Parish Library’s Summer Reading Program. JDP Library Director Dr. Linda Lebert-Corbello, dressed in authentic Cajun attire and read Johnette Downing’s book, “Today Is Monday” to the children. This year’s program’s theme was “One World, Many Stories” and children of all […]

Zigler collecting quilt squares

The Zigler Art Museum is collecting quilt squares from the public to be sewn together into a quilt to be displayed as part of the museum’s “Unsung Heroes of Vietnam” exhibit that begins August 20 to honor local war veterans. Jennings resident Zelda Doucet has donated her time and talent to the quilt’s creation. For […]

Tanker crash shuts down eastbound I-10

A single-vehicle crash involving an 18-wheeler shut down eastbound traffic on Interstate 10 between Roanoke and Jennings Wednesday afternoon. The wreck was reported at around 3:32 p.m. Jennings Fire Chief Hulin Theriot said while his department is unsure how the crash happened, the 18-wheeler that was involved did hit a guardrail before jackknifing atop a […]

Jury approves new redistricting plan

The Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury approved new boundaries for its 13 individual districts on Wednesday in a move that will also increase the number of voting precincts parishwide. The plan is part of the redistricting effort demanded every 10 years after the release of the new U.S. Census data. The plan will now go […]

Johnson, Baggett team up for titles

Jennings’ Jayln Johnson and Iota’s Allison Baggett have teamed up to help lead their Acadiana Stars 16U basketball team to their third straight state title in Hammond. The team, currently ranked third in the nation, claimed their latest championship on June 12 by defeating the Lady Pride (New Orleans), Lady Heat (Baton Rouge) and Kenner […]

Clowning Around

Geebo the clown traveled to Fenton recently as part of the Jeff Davis Parish Library’s Summer Reading Program. Geebo taught the children about the importance of books in addition to entertainment including face-painting, magic tricks and balloon animals. Director of the JDP Library system Dr. Linda Lebert-Corbello said that the village of Fenton has received […]

Senate rejects bill to drug test welfare seekers

BATON ROUGE (AP) — The Louisiana Senate voted Tuesday to scrap a Metairie lawmaker’s proposal to require drug testing of welfare recipients who receive cash assistance, shelving a proposal that has repeatedly failed to win final passage over the years. Republican Rep. John LaBruzzo said random screening would help break the cycle of addiction among […]

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