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Who has time to read these bills we pass?

Congress can get so busy that senators and their staffs don’t always have time to scrutinize bills they pass and letters they sign  –  or so it seemed this week, anyway. Two episodes left Democrats blushing, some Republicans muttering under their breath, and taxpayers perhaps wondering what those well-educated people do on Capitol Hill. First, […]

Fake agents target more than 366

Fake IRS agents have targeted more than 366,000 people with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail in the largest scam of its kind in the history of the agency, a federal investigator said Thursday. More than 3,000 people have fallen for the ruse since 2013, said Timothy Camus, a Treasury deputy inspector general […]

Higher ed getting knifed again

Just as Bobby Jindal’s administration is hoping to sell off Louisiana’s tobacco settlement to infuse money into TOPS, another lawmaker is hoping to give schools more control over their fees. Louisiana state Rep. Franklin Foil is proposing a constitutional amendment to give colleges and universities more control over raising fees. In a statement Monday, Foil […]

Jury pools shrink when citizens fail to respond to jury duty

Without enough prospective jurors for a recent murder trial, a judge in the 21st Judicial District was forced to send bailiffs throughout the courthouse to compel people to join the juror pool. The practice, one way of gathering what the law calls “tales jurors” or bystanders as jurors, is not preferred but becomes necessary when […]

Check smoke alarms with spring forward

Daylight Saving Time began early this morning and while those in our community turned their clocks ahead, they are also reminded to also take steps to make sure their household is prepared for emergencies. “It’s imperative that your household is ready; home fires happen anywhere at any time,” said Bobbi Zaunbrecher, executive director in Acadiana […]

Jindal announces higher education legislation for veterans

On Wednesday, Governor Bobby Jindal announced two proposed pieces of legislation for veterans that will help veterans and military students complete their college education in Louisiana and also recognize colleges that have gone above and beyond to create a supportive environment for members of America’s armed forces. Current law requires state institutions of higher education […]

Oil industry could be on edge for years

Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson expects the price of oil to remain low over the next two years because of ample global supplies and relatively weak economic growth. “People kinda need to settle in for a while,” Tillerson said at the company’s annual investor conference in New York. In a presentation to investors outlining its […]

Help spread the word about JDP

Every summer the Jennings Daily News (JDN) publishes its Cajun Country magazine, a special supplement that highlights the culture and communities of Jeff Davis Parish (JDP). There are certain items you can always expect to find within Cajun Country, such as facts about each city or town, festivals held in the parish throughout the year […]

A REAL Louisiana Plan

Earlier this week, four BESE members and 28 state legislations penned the following letter to the citizens of Louisiana: “The past few days have seen some very encouraging developments concerning public education in Louisiana, and we are optimistic that more important work can and will be accomplished over the next few months for the best […]

Respect the game and its fans

Whether or not your favorite school is gearing up for a playoff run, in the heart of their bracket or has already hung up the sneakers for the season, playoff basketball has descended upon Jeff Davis Parish and fans are turning out in droves to support their team. While there is nothing wrong with being […]

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