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We are proud of you, graduates

Area high school graduation ceremonies begin tonight. It seems like only yesterday, the biggest challenges facing our graduating seniors were completing their ABC’s, counting to 10 and writing their names. Fast forward 14 years, and these children are now young adults who are scheduling college courses; packing up to move into their own homes; applying […]

We understand the disappointment

May is a month filled with programs at area schools, including end-of-year awards, athletic and honor banquets and senior award days, just to name a few. It’s an exciting time of year when students of all ages are recognized for the achievements they have made during the academic year. While Jennings Daily News (JDN) enjoys […]

So long, high school baseball and softball

With spring high school baseball and softball seasons over in Jeff Davis Parish, it was refreshing to see all six squads make the playoffs, and even firsts occurring in there as well. For the Lake Arthur Lady Tigers’ softball team, not only did they make their firstever playoff appearance in the history of the school, […]

Small business is the backbone of communities

Without small businesses, our communities would lack the quality of life we often take for granted. They truly are the backbone of our towns, and America. After all, no business starts out as a major operation. Even Henry Ford and Sam Walton started small. While large corporations might offer the convenience of one-stop shopping, small […]

Yes, let’s move forward

Anyone who follows Welsh news is aware of the uproar that has plagued the town for the past month, so let’s not rehash the details. If last night’s contentious yet informative meeting was an indication, some will hopefully leave baseless accusations and petty tactics behind in order to tackle relevant issues and achieve new goals. […]

Change the future with the push of a button

Here we are again, discussing the importance of casting a vote. Tomorrow brings a final round of voting on important seats and issues that will affect communities in Jeff Davis and Acadia parishes. The hot topic, of course, is the race for mayor of Jennings. A mayor’s race is always an important issue but this […]

Attitude is often the most important quality

Losing seasons in sports are by no means fun. They can be long and sometimes can cause animosity between players, coaches and fans. This year’s Jennings High School (JHS) baseball season was not one of the better campaigns in recent years, but one thing is for sure: the players in maroon and white represented the […]

Death penalty serves a purpose

Tuesday, a bill that would end the death penalty in Louisiana passed a Senate committee. Now heading to the full Senate floor, SB-142 would go into effect for those convicted of first-degree murders and rapes after Aug. 1 of this year. The bill is sponsored by Sen. Dan Claitor (R-Baton Rouge). According to a report […]

Students should be able to keep their earnings

When coal mining companies monopolized Appalachian states, miners easily found jobs but were paid with scrips. Instead of earning actual money for a hard day’s work, a company paid its miners with its own type of currency, or scrip, that could only be used at the company’s general stores. It was a way for a […]

Acknowledge survivors by decorating a window

Businesses appreciate when patrons show support for them through positive feedback. In Jeff Davis Parish (JDP), establishments currently have the opportunity to show patrons affected by cancer just how much the business community supports them. As part of this year’s Relay for Life, organizers are asking businesses to help paint the parish purple – the […]

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