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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 […]

Other benefits to measles vaccine?

A new study suggests the measles shot comes with a bonus: By preventing that disease, the vaccine may also help your body fight off other illnesses for years. It’s long been known that contracting measles weakens the immune system for weeks or months, putting people, especially children, at increased risk for potentially fatal infection by […]

Focus on foster families

Each May, National Foster Care Month provides an opportunity for people all across the nation to focus attention on the year-round needs of American children and youth in foster care. The campaign raises awareness about foster care and encourages many more citizens to get involved in the lives of these youth – whether as their […]

Help us salute our soldiers

What defines a true hero? According to Webster, a hero is simply defined as: one that shows great courage. Well, the Jennings Daily News is honored to report that we come across our fair share of heroes each year when we compile material for our annual “Salute to Soldiers” section. So many local men and […]

Military seems unable, or unwilling, to handle sex assault issues

It is quite disturbing that the US military, in all its power, cannot get a handle on the rampant sexual assault plaguing its ranks. The latest report from the Pentagon focuses on 2014, in which 6,131 reports of sexual assault involved service members as victims or suspects. That number jumped up 11 percent from 2013, […]

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