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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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.

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 […]

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