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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Curfews for minors, adults discussed in Welsh

WELSH – The Board of Aldermen here would like to see stricter enforcement of curfews for minors under 17, but the police chief would also like to see a temporary curfew set for all age groups while police work to deter troubles in the northwestern neighborhoods. The curfew concerns coincide with a steady crime wave […]

Taste ‘n’ Tell to return Oct. 13 at Grand Marais

Communities Against Domestic Abuse (CADA) is asking local residents to save the date of Oct. 13 for the 11th annual Taste ‘n’ Tell fundraiser at the Grand Marais Ballroom in Jennings. CADA Executive Director Sheila Babineaux said the event is CADA’s largest fundraiser, with funds going toward the organization’s battered women’s shelter, the Billie Sue […]

Tobacco tax renewal could be left up to voters

BATON ROUGE – The renewal of a 4-cent tax on tobacco has stalled in the state Senate, as lawmakers and the governor’s office remain at odds about the tax renewal during the last days of the legislative session. The House attached the tax extension to a Jindal administration bill to redirect a stream of tobacco […]

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