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Sweet Dreams

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   Bridget and Daniel Veuleman of Welsh welcomed a new baby into the world this week, but it was three-year-old big brother Anderson who gave the warmest welcome. Anderson and newborn baby girl Piper Eve cuddled up for a nap after an exhausting day. Submitted photo

Refuge serves as safe haven for abandoned wildlife

A local family resuced three baby squirrels which were then sent to the Heckhaven Wildlife Refuge in Lake Charles.

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Three baby squirrels were rescued and brought into the Jennings Animal Hospital Monday morning. Bree Williams, the receptionist with the Jennings Animal Hospital, said a Jennings family found the squirrels in their yard. 

Qualifying opens for November primary

Lake Arthur Councilman Ellsworth “Wordy” Duhon was one of the first area incumbents to qualify in the parish today.
Daily News photo by Sheila Smith

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor This fall will bring a full ballot to the voters of Jeff Davis Parish (JDP), as dozens of local, parish and state seats will be up for grabs in the Nov. 4 primary.

Judge hears arguments in Common Core lawsuit

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — A state judge heard arguments Monday from lawyers for teachers and parents who support the Common Core education standards and want Gov. Bobby Jindal’s actions against the multi-state standards invalidated.

Vincent arrested for domestic abuse and false imprisonment

Jeremy Chad Vincent
Photo courtesy JDSO

IOWA – Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Deputies made a Friday evening arrest here at a home on Hwy. 383. 

Rice season coming to an end

Despite a few changes this year, rice harvesting season is still business as usual.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer As the end of another rice season approaches, an overall recap of this year’s yields show that the rice industry is doing well, despite going through a lot of changes.

Pitre thrives despite fighting seizures

Ashlyn Pitre of Jennings lives life to the fullest despite living with unpredictable seizures.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Upon first meeting eight year-old Ashlyn Pitre, it isn’t obvious that she is sick.

Sunrise…. sunset

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Local resident Marilyn Brunt captured the natural beauty of Lake Arthur and shared this image with the Jennings Daily News. To submit your outdoor photos, simply email the image with a brief description to jdne…@bellsouth.net or bring the picture to our office at 238 North Market Street in Jennings.

Steel Magnolias making third ABOB appearance

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By SHEILA SMITH and GLENETTA SHUEY In 1989, “Steel Magnolias” hit the silver screen and made armadillo cake and the colors blush and bashful unforgettable pieces of pop culture.

Elton man arrested for firing at vehicle

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ELTON – A resident here was arrested by sheriff’s deputies after allegedly shooting at an occupied vehicle.

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