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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, […]

Our freedom was paid for in blood

“As I approach the gates of Heaven; St. Peter I will tell, “One more soldier reporting, sir; I’ve served my time in hell.” Mark Anthony Gresswell Can any one person truly fathom all the costs of war? Should we simply say many have given their lives and offer no more thought? This world is not […]

Jindal’s religious order has no purpose

As politicians continue to push for their chance to be the next presidential nominee of their particular party, they are using a number of tactics to lure supporters. One way politicians have been baiting their constituents is by loudly standing up against either homophobia or religious persecution. Gov. Bobby Jindal is the latest character in […]

South struggling under pill addiction

Drug abuse and addiction have negative consequences for individuals and for society. The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates of the total overall costs of substance abuse in the United States, including productivity and health- and crime-related costs, exceed $600 billion annually. This includes approximately $193 billion for illicit drugs, $193 billion for tobacco, and […]

Share, keep up with events this summer

With summer break on its way, area children will be looking for ways to pass their free time. The Jennings Daily News (JDN)  knows that each summer, local libraries, volunteer groups, clubs, schools and other organizations host many free or low-cost activities local youth can enjoy. We encourage those hosting activities open to the community […]

Coastal Citizens clients could see higher costs

More than 65,000 homeowners in coastal parishes covered by the state’s insurer of last resort could see their rates jump 10 percent after Aug. 16. Under state law, Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. must charge 10 percent more than private insurance companies. However, the state Legislature passed a separate law that exempted a dozen coastal […]

We report the news, and so can you

The community knows there are many items you can always find in the Jennings Daily News (JDN). Whether you want to learn what was discussed at last night’s council meeting, which athlete scored the most points in a hardwood battle or what progress law enforcement has made on a particular case, you will find it […]

Technology will revolutionize 2016 voter registration

When President Barack Obama was first elected in 2008, only two states offered a website where citizens could register to vote. By the 2016 presidential election, it’s possible that a majority of states will offer that service, helping to cut down on errors resulting from bad handwriting and reducing time spent by voters in line […]

Congratulations to our graduates!

Like they do every year, Jeff Davis Parish’s high school graduates have proven they are ready to take on the world. Our local high school seniors are now bidding farewell to their high school careers to embark on their futures. This amazing group of young men and women have already dived into the real world […]

Show appreciation for police officers this week

If you think police officers are exempt from discrimination, you are quite wrong. Lately the public has been inundated by reports of bad cops’ violent or oppressive actions. Unfortunately, in a tale as old as time, the men and women with a badge who uphold the law and work to ethically carry out their duties […]

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