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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 […]

Back to school already?

A new school year is just weeks away and educators and parents are starting to prepare. This year, the Jennings Daily News (JDN) is hoping to help ease the burden of tracking down supply lists and important dates as parents and guardians ready students. In the upcoming Thursday, July 16 edition, readers can find our […]

Smokers feeling heat in Louisiana

Smokers across the state are still adjusting to a new cigarette tax that has added 50 cents to each pack or $5 to cartons. Several years ago the state enacted strict no-smoking laws that cut puffing in restaurants and public buildings, but now cities and towns are taking those steps even further. New Orleans recently […]

Enforcement, awareness needed to curtail littering

Welsh Garden Club members have asked officials in the town to increase and enforce littering fines in hopes of keeping the area clean. Maybe it is time all areas of Jeff Davis Parish started enforcing littering laws and fines. It is simply lazy to drop trash wherever one feels inclined, and it is also lazy […]

Public needs to be more involved in community matters

A number of meetings are held regularly each month across Jeff Davis Parish that include towns and city councils, school board and police jury, just to name a few. Each meeting has a concrete schedule, such as the first Tuesday of each month or the third Thursday of each month, and always begins at the […]

Farewell, friend

This past week, Jennings said goodbye to one of its greatest friends, Tom Precht. Jennings and Jeff Davis Parish were so blessed to have someone like Tom on our team. In everything he did, he gave 110 percent, even as his health began failing in recent years. He never stopped smiling or believing that by […]

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