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Rumors don’t bring justice

In society’s demand for truth, we are often willing to accept rumors and conspiracy theories as facts to satisfy our need for information. Unfortunately, this often leads us further from the truth. This seems to be the situation with the sad case of Sandra Bland, who allegedly committed suicide in the Waller County Jail in […]

Americans start to feel price hikes

Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee. For American consumers who have become used to flat or even falling prices for several years, an unfamiliar sight has emerged in many corners of the economy: Inflation is ticking up. According to a detailed report from […]

Making a difference starts at home

One idea the Jennings Daily News supports is keeping business local. Because we are a local business, we understand the need to support local businesses and employees by keeping our purchases in this area when possible. The same idea should be applied to donating money. Of course, this world is filled with worthy causes that […]

This is the world we live in

Our hearts are heavy and angry today with the rest of Louisiana. We watch each day as unimaginable tragedies take place across this country – a church shooting in North Carolina; bikers exchanging gunfire in Waco; a soulless creature storming into a movie theatre in Colorado and killing and injuring dozens. This time, all eyes […]

Talk to kids about alcohol

Many people consume alcohol when attending summer parties, holiday gatherings or weddings. Children in attendance may see adults drinking and having a good time and wonder why alcohol is off-limits to them. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism says that parents can have a major impact on their children’s drinking habits by influencing […]

Please be cautious of stifling heat

A couple of things you can bet on in Southwest Louisiana are the heat and humidity. The winters seem to only get milder as time goes on and during the summer, well, Mother Nature can be somewhat brutal. Currently, our area is experiencing some high temperatures. The heat index outside is reaching well over 100 […]

JDP students continue turning out high scores

A review of the ACT scores of recently graduated Jeff Davis Parish (JDP)  seniors shows local students’ skills are continuing to excel. The state education department released the 2014-2015 Louisiana ACT 12th grade results on Thursday. With at least an 18 needed to avoid remedial work, parish seniors had an average composite score of 19.2. […]

Remember vaccinations for back-to-school prep

The new school year is approaching, but back-to-school preparation shouldn’t be limited to getting uniforms and school supplies. Every child should be protected before heading to the classroom and that means being certain they are up-to-date on their childhood vaccinations, advised the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH). Ensuring children have received their necessary […]

Guard your heart (and your pocketbook)

Not everyone using online dating sites is looking for love. Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. They profess their love quickly. And they tug at your heartstrings with made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Why all […]

Overgrown grass brings many problems

Each summer, governing bodies across the parish are inundated with complaints from citizens regarding overgrown grass on private properties. Unfortunately, most of these complaints must be made because some residents choose to ignore ordinances or the condition of their property. In some cases, there are valid reasons why a yard or abandoned lot has become […]

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