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Jesse Ewing announces sheriff candidacy in JDP

WELSH – Jeff Davis Parish sheriff’s candidate Jesse Ewing addressed officials here Tuesday night to share his vision for the parish, if elected. Ewing, who said he has 25 years of law enforcement experience between the Jennings and Gueydan police departments, said he is at a point in his life where he feels those experiences […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ZAM to present “Two Ronnie’s and Friends”

The Zigler Art Museum (ZAM) will present the exhibit “Two Ronnies and Friends,” featuring paintings by Louisiana artists Ronnie Collins, Ronnie Melancon, Kathy Chassee, Glenda Kennison-Smith, Carla Vincent Levers and Mike Simar. The exhibit started this weekend and will continue through Saturday, Aug. 6 with an artists’ reception from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, June 26, at […]


Bethel Ministries held their “Kidz Karnival” at the Jeff Davis Parish Fairgrounds in Jennings last Tuesday from 2-4 p.m., which included a magic show, snacks, fun jumps, face painting, and fun and games. For more local news, please subscribe to Jennings Daily News by clicking the “SUBSCRIBE” link at left or by calling 337-824-3011.

It’s All About Teamwork

The Jennings Aquadog Relay 10-and-under team of Maddie Futch, Avery Morrill, Madeline Hoag and Cammi Martinez recently earned second place at the JASL’s annual Swim Fest. JASL also competed over the weekend in Alexandria. See an upcoming edition of the Jennings Daily News for local results. For more local news, please subscribe to Jennings Daily […]

Blood shortage a different kind of drought for area

Donated blood supplies have dropped to critically low levels in the past few weeks, and area residents are being asked to give the gift of life when they have the opportunity. LifeShare Blood Center in Lake Charles sent out a call to area residents at the end of last week, noting that blood needs typically […]

Tea for Two

Two-year-old Ella Mott gives her dad, Kenny Mott, a sip of homemade tea Sunday during the family’s Father’s Day Tea Party. Proud mom, Monica Mott of Roanoke, submitted the photo for publication as a “Happy Father’s Day” gift. For more local news, please subscribe to Jennings Daily News by clicking the “SUBSCRIBE” link at left […]

Senate passes Welsh golf cart bill

Dist. 37 State Rep. Johnny Guinn’s bill to allow golf cart crossings in Welsh has successfully made it through the Senate, and after one more vote in the House, it will head to the governor’s office for final approval. Guinn’s House Bill (HB) 249 initially met with some resistance on the Senate floor, but was […]

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