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Keep an eye on your neighborhood

For nearly six months, law enforcement in Jeff Davis Parish – especially the sheriff’s office (JDSO), the agency that oversees local sex offenders – has been working much harder to ensure those convicted of sexual crimes are abiding by the rules of their release. From newspaper records alone, between August 2015 and today, seven sex […]

Make heart health matter

Everyone has a heart, which means everyone has a vital organ that needs a little TLC. Heart health is becoming a hotter topic each year as the health of America’s overall population continues to gain weight and live on processed foods. Here in Cajun Country, the story is not different. February is recognized as American […]

LAHS seniors have chance at money

The Foundation of SWLA is encouraging Lake Arthur High seniors to try their hand at qualifying for a $1,000 scholarship funded in honor of a former Goretti High English instructor. The Gwen Higgins English Scholarship Fund was established by Miriam Gwendolyn Pilcher Higgins’ family in honor of her memory.  The purpose of the scholarship, according […]

Pres. Primary always a closed election

Today is the final day to register or change voter info in order to vote in the March 5 Presidential Preference Primary; however, not everyone will be eligible to vote in that election. Many have been asking why the Primary is “closed” and how the government can tell some voters they cannot participate. However, this […]

LHSAA ruling leads to diluted post-seasons

If you are a fan of prep sports in the Bayou State, then you’ve been transfixed on the soap opera that has been the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) for the last month. The LHSAA is the governing body for all high school sports in the state, with member schools opting in to compete […]

Celebrate safely

Many have been celebrating Mardi Gras for a few weeks, but the biggest celebrations in cities and homes will take place over the next two weekends. Mardi Gras is perhaps one of the biggest party holidays in Southwest Louisiana, and with that comes danger. The biggest danger usually stems from free-flowing alcohol and, in other […]

Put on some pants, parents

Uniform and clothing guidelines are commonplace in schools today. If you have ever been on or near a school campus during morning drop-off or afternoon dismissal, though, you know some parents could use guidelines as well. Apparently this is a worldwide problem, because a school in Darlington, England, has publicly asked parents to “wash in […]

Share club news with JDP

Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) boasts several active civic and student clubs that aim to serve the community, and these groups stay busy throughout the year working hard on a variety of causes. Whether raising funds to help underprivileged individuals, volunteering at community events, educating the public on important issues or sponsoring and encouraging family activities, […]

Help us recognize Scouts, FFA

The Jennings Daily News, with the sponsorship of local businesses and individuals, will be honoring organizations which are highly instrumental in the development of local youth – Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts and the Future Farmers of America. There are millions of hard-working and dedicated young people out there who will make excellent leaders in […]

Cheap oil slamming stocks

Here in Louisiana, most realize just how important oil is not only to our local and state economy, but the nation and the world, as well. Whether the price of oil skyrockets or plummets, each action has a reaction. Now one of the most powerful places in the world, Wall Street, is even starting to […]

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