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Make the punishment fit the crime

The number of motor vehicle deaths in the U.S. last year topped 40,000 for the first time since 2007, according to the National Safety Council. One in 10 driving fatalities in 2015 were caused by some kind of distraction, the U.S Department of Transportation said. These numbers are already upsetting but Wednesday’s tragic crash in […]

Live in the real world, not online

Social media has taken over everything in today’s society – relationships, advertisement, news, sports, whatever. If you can name it, social media has it in its clutches it so tightly it may never come free. The one thing that remains a mystery though is why people find it necessary to live their lives via social […]

Farm to table businesses booming

Consumers’ appetites for local foods are growing, and restaurants have taken notice. Today, many local businesses, including farms and restaurants, have  mutually exclusive relationships that make it possible for local residents to enjoy nutritious, locally produced meals. According to the market research firm Packaged Facts, local foods generated $11.7 billion in sales in 2014 and […]

Let’s do this, Jennings

This newspaper always fills this space with reasons to vote prior to an election. Today will be no different, so let’s talk about why every eligible voter in Jennings needs to cast a ballot tomorrow. Jennings Daily News staffers talk with residents, city officials and city employees on a daily basis. These casual conversations, of […]

A season for the ages

Although things may not have finished the way the Hathaway High School basketball team had hoped for, it was one heck of a season in Hornet Nation nonetheless. Finishing with a superb 31-3 record and a Class B state runner-up title, the Hornets did just more than win a ton of basketball games on the […]

Let it go to voicemail

There was a time when people did not answer their cell phones if they could not recognize the number ringing in. Most people did this to avoid a conversation with someone they might not know well enough to have stored in their contacts or address book but now, ignoring that strange phone number has become […]

Credeur, Hall strong pair to lead district

In February, the Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) School Board approved Kirk Credeur as its new superintendent of schools. Thursday, the board then promoted John Hall to the role of assistant superintendent. Together, the two men boast 60 years of experience in teaching and administration, as well as time as supervisors in positions with the central […]

Keep ethics rules in place

When people hear the term “lobbyists,” they often picture an individual wooing politicians on behalf of big business or an industry in order to sway policy. People believe elected officials should make the best decisions possible without needing anything in return. According to the state Legislative Auditor’s office, between 2002-2006, Public Service Commission’s (PSC) members, […]

Don’t judge a book by its cover

Most high school athletes would give anything for the chance to play in a major college sports program, namely the LSUs, Alabamas and Mississippi States of the SEC when it comes to playing collegiate baseball. However, an interesting story, and quite admirable one at that, was discovered recently when a high school pitcher from Lafayette […]

People being punished in politicians’ games

Gov. John Bel Edwards is urging Congress to keep the Medicaid expansion program intact as they work to replace President Barack Obama’s health care law, according to the Associated Press. Louisiana’s Democratic governor sent a letter Tuesday to Republican and Democratic congressional leaders. In it, he says he has “serious concern” with the GOP health […]

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