Category archives for: Editorials

Let’s return the favor

“Fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer…If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die?” – from William […]

Register now for November

In November the nation will choose its next president and if you want to be a part of that process, you must register to vote, or make sure your voter information is properly updated. That’s the race on everyone’s mind, but on page one of today’s Jennings Daily News, it was also reported that even […]

Battle for ‘rights’ overshadows real needs

An opinion often expressed today is that politicians and the media seem to try to distract the public from important issues by focusing on subjects sure to fuel emotions. To say all of those subjects deserve no attention would not be fair, but lawmakers do, at times, seem to put more energy in areas that […]

Do all lives really matter?

The Way I See It by Don West OK! I really didn’t want to approach this subject and, before I finish this column, I may send it to the trash can. It is an extremely volatile subject and I am sure to step on some toes before I am finished. Of course, stepping on toes […]

Protest peacefully to achieve goal

How should a law enforcement agency professionally handle large-scale protests? That is a question the state is having to answer in the wake of Baton Rouge protests focused on the officer-involved shooting death of Alton Sterling. Over the weekend, about 200 demonstrators were booked during weekend protests. The American Civil Liberties Union claimed police used […]

Back to School guide is on its way

It might be hard to believe but a new school year is only a month away. With that in mind, Jennings Daily News (JDN) will be publishing its annual School Time back to school guide on Thursday, July 14. School Time is a handy guide for Jeff Davis parents and students seeking information on important […]

Stand up, or no?

The Lafayette Parish School Board is upholding its policy that requires students to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance. The district was asked in April to change its policy because a teacher allegedly mistreated a student who refused to stand. Only one of nine members dissented. Board Vice President Dawn Morris said she feels the […]

Be cautious in 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 […]

October raising domestic violence awareness

Shades of pink fill October each year because the month marks Breast Cancer Awareness. Just as important as the color pink in October is the color purple, which stands for Domestic Violence Awareness. Domestic violence is often the dirty secret of society. We all know it exists and happens in our own neighborhoods. It’s possible […]

Adhere to burn ban rules

With a parish-wide burn ban in effect, it’s necessary for locals to understand the importance of following the ban. It’s no secret we have had a dry, hot summer. Yards are losing their luster and the ground is beginning to crack. It wouldn’t take much to start a fire right now, which is why a […]

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