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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 […]

Say a prayer for Gracie

While this space is often used to discuss current issues or happenings, a situation sometimes takes place that reminds you of the most important things in life. Today, instead of talking about the state budget, bickering on Capitol Hill or the problems plaguing society, let’s talk about seven-year-old Acadia Parish resident Gracie Zaunbrecher. Gracie is […]

Program changes enable more families to access child care assistance

The Louisiana Department of Education recently announced changes to the eligibility requirements for the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), which provides federal funds to help low-income families pay for child care while working or attending school or training. The changes enable more working families in Louisiana to access child care assistance. The new eligibility requirements, […]

Some march, some work

Today is International Women’s Day (IWD), meant to be a global type of holiday that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Most people likely wonder why such a day is necessary in 2017. IWD actually began about 106 years ago – undoubtedly a time when women were barred from doing anything […]

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