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Smoke ‘em while you’ve got ‘em

You can already see them on the Internet, but soon, you’ll be seeing them in stores – the new U.S. Surgeon General’s warning images on cigarette packs. The FDA will require those images to take up the top half of cigarette packs starting in 2012, and the hope is that the images wills stop people […]

U.S.A. verses Greece

Can we compare Greece to the United States? Probably only in very liberal terms. The United States economy is huge – Greece’s is tiny. Our United States debt will reach 75 percent of the economy production this year, whereas Greece’s debt stands at 125 percent of its economic production. Our monetary system, the dollar, is […]

Candy from babies, wheelchairs from elderly

My paternal great-grandparents were wonderful people. They had compassion for those around them, compassion that stemmed from a generation that had to pull together to overcome both world wars and the Great Depression. They worked hard for all they had and appreciated what was theirs, even though it wasn’t much. Their belief that others had […]

Sunday is World Drug Day

World Drug Day is June 26, an international day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking established by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in 1987. The UN passed a resolution in 1987 as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse. […]

JASL earns second at Swim Fest

Fifteen-year-old Hunter Marvin single-handedly scored 112 points for the Jennings Aquadog Swim League (JASL) last weekend to help his team record a second place overall finish during the league’s annual Swim Fest at the City Pool. JASL finished second with 3,742 points after 92 events, with City of Lafayette Aquatics earning first with 4,236 points. […]

Troopers seize 24 pounds of pot near Welsh

WELSH – State Police seized over 24 pounds of marijuana and about $24,000 in cash during a routine traffic stop on Interstate 10 here Friday morning. Sgt. James Anderson said at about 8:35 a.m. Friday, troopers pulled over a 2005 Dodge Durango driven by Patricia Lopez Decruz, 44, of Pharr, Texas, for following another vehicle […]

Lake Arthur improves fire rating

LAKE ARTHUR – Residents here should see reductions in homeowner and property insurance premiums now that the Property Insurance Association of Louisiana (PIAL) has given the area’s fire district an improved class rating. Lake Arthur Mayor Robbie Bertrand and Lake Arthur Fire Chief Kyle Klein announced this week that the town has moved up from […]

To Dad, with love

Brothers Nathan, 3, and Cody, 7, work together to wrap the perfect Father’s Day gift for their dad, Travis Hodge of Evangeline. For more local news, please subscribe to Jennings Daily News by clicking the “SUBSCRIBE” link at left or by calling 337-824-3011.

Redistricting maps for PJ available for public view

Citizens and any potential candidates for a Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury seat in this fall’s election are being urged to take a look at the two proposed redistricting plans on the table at the Registrar of Voters Office. Registrar of Voters Lorraine Dees said she, her staff and a citizen advisory board have spent […]

Welsh aldermen ask for LSP assistance

WELSH – The Board of Aldermen here unanimously voted to ask Gov. Bobby Jindal’s office for Louisiana State Police (LSP) patrol assistance during a special meeting Saturday morning. The move came after increasing problems in the northwest portion of the town has led to gun violence in recent months. For the complete story and more […]

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