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Save the April date

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is known for its research and lobbying efforts. But the money we donate to the organization also benefits those affected by cancer in our own communities. With a cancer diagnosis comes a wave of expenses – and we are not talking about the exorbitant medical bills. For example, Hope Lodges […]

Etienne does it all with class

This afternoon, one of the most electrifying football players ever to wear the maroon and white will announce his decision on where he will play college football. Travis Etienne Jr. has not only wowed football and basketball fans around this community with his athletic ability; he’s done it with humility and grace very rarely seen […]

Protect yourself with early detection

Sports broadcaster Erin Andrews surprised fans Tuesday in a Sports Illustrated profile by revealing she was diagnosed with cervical cancer last year and underwent two surgeries as a result. Andrews might be one of the more famous faces to receive the diagnosis but she is certainly not alone in facing such news. Worldwide, cervical cancer […]

Listen and Learn

“Together we’ll stand Divided we’ll fall Come on now, people Let’s get on the ball And work together” – Canned Heat If we thought the presidential campaigns and election created a rift between Americans, then Friday’s inauguration was the culmination of such frustration. Some of the actions were outlandish and confusing, including violent riots and […]

Tough choices ahead for legislature

The leader of Louisiana’s House Republican delegation offered his proposal Thursday for slashing $304 million in state spending, to close a midyear deficit without needing the special legislative session Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards intends to call. Alexandria Rep. Lance Harris’ plan, provided to The Associated Press, would levy the deepest reduction of $147 million […]

Heart of Mardi Gras found in small towns

Mardi Gras season is underway, which means types of revelry for people throughout the state of Louisiana. However, the traditional Cajun holiday has grown to become almost nationwide, with celebrations being held all over the country. It’s blown up in Texas and even up and down the East Coast. There are basically two types of […]

Save a life this month.

Millions of Americans would die each year if not for those willing to donate blood. January is National Blood Donor Awareness month, and there is generally a shorter supply of blood during the winter months. About one in seven people in the U.S. entering a hospital are in need of blood and about 39,000 units […]

What would you ask the mayoral candidates?

For over 14 years, the City of Jennings has known Mayor Terry Duhon as its leader. But with Duhon heading out of office once his term ends in June, voters will have a big decision to make when they head to the polls in March. Any time new leadership enters office, you can expect a […]

More jobs, affordable education needed for secure future

Without affordable higher education and a diversified job industry, we can expect our young people to continue leaving Louisiana. Higher education will likely see another cut in state funding this year. The double whammy is that the TOPS program is slowly running dry. Gov. John Bel Edwards vowed Wednesday that he won’t allow the budget […]

Give the men in stripes a break

It’s been going on for years: unruly fans in basketball gyms across America hollering and screaming at referees or coaches in the heat of highly contested games. It’s almost as much of a pastime as the game itself to get on coaches and officials for their performance on the court. But, how many people ever […]

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