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Coalition aims to protect student-athlete

The 32 Division I conferences have formed a coalition as a show of unity in the face of potential changes and threats that could drastically alter college sports. The “Coalition to Protect the Student-Athlete Experience” is described as a loosely knit forum for the conferences to deliver a message about the benefits college athletes receive. […]

Time to recognize FFA, Scouts

Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders. This is why the Jennings Daily News, along with the sponsorship from many local businesses and individuals, will be honoring two organizations which are highly instrumental in the development of local youth – Boy Scouts and the Future Farmers of America. There are millions of hard-working and dedicated young people […]

Can authorities curtail teen drinking parties?

Authorities in DeSoto Parish are working to close a loophole in the law that allows teenagers to drink at parties held on private property. They may actually be on to something. DeSoto Parish Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle wants a new ordinance to let deputies ticket anyone too young to drink who is found with alcohol on […]

Is Hollywood worth it for Louisiana?

State officials say Louisiana’s generous film incentive program could and should be better designed to get the state a bigger return on its investment. According to the most recent estimates, the program has costs taxpayers about $170 million a year. On that point there was general agreement among five opinionated panelists Wednesday who convened to […]

National AMBER Alert Awareness Day recognized

Each year, the National AMBER Alert Program (America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response) honors the memory of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, who was abducted and murdered in Arlington, Texas on Jan. 13, 1996. Since the origination of the national initiative, over 728 children have been successfully recovered as a direct result of the AMBER Alert Program. Here […]

New high court looking at gay marriage in La.

The Supreme Court has quietly engineered a dramatic increase in the number of states that allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. That increase also has raised the chances the justices soon will settle the legal debate. Some justices expressed reluctance about deciding the issue when more than half the country prohibited same-sex unions. With […]

Students must plan future now

The high school students of today are facing greater challenges in the future job market than previous generations did. While many jobs are available, the jobs that provide a strong income and benefits now require trade skills or college education. Sure, a person can and will find employment without either of those things; but just […]

Mardi Gras countdown begins

A brass band strolled through a riverside warehouse holding huge, colorful parade floats in New Orleans as Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other city officials kicked off the countdown to Mardi Gras. A group of masked revelers called the Phorty Phunny Phellows scheduled their annual streetcar ride through New Orleans Tuesday evening. It’s a decades-old tradition […]

Worksites encouraged to make healthy choices

An initiative started by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), Well-Ahead Louisiana is aimed at improving the health and wellness of Louisiana citizens. One of the major components of Well-Ahead is worksite wellness, as most of us spend more waking hours in our workplace than our homes. DHH Secretary Kathy H. Kliebert said […]

Support our law enforcement officers

The number of law enforcement officers killed by firearms in the U.S. jumped by 56 percent this year and included 15 ambush assaults, according to a report released Tuesday. The annual report by the nonprofit National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund found that 50 officers were killed by guns this year, compared to 32 in […]

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