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State continues to ban synthetic marijuana compounds

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By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor “It’s like playing Russian roulette,” Jennings Police Chief Todd D’Albor said about smoking synthetic marijuana, a designer drug that is often sold as expensive potpourri that contains life-threatening chemicals. “It may not kill you, but sooner or later, you are going to run into an ingredient that doesn’t mix […]

Fox earns lifetime achievement award from LTPA

JDP Economic Development and Tourist Commission CEO and President Marion “Butch” Fox accepted her award for nearly 40 years of service during a Wednesday ceremony in Many.
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By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor MANY – Marion “Butch” Fox, CEO and president of the Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Economic Development and Tourist Commission, received the Will Magnum Lifetime Achievement Award during the Louisiana Tourism Promotion Association (LTPA) annual meeting Wednesday in Many, recognizing her service and dedication to Louisiana during her nearly […]

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A hawk was spotted in Thornwell earlier this week rounding up supplies to add to its nest. Share your photos of nature’s beauty by sending images and a brief description to Photo by Theresa Lyons

Jennings cracks top ten list of best cities for families


Daily News Staff Report Where is the best place to raise a young family in the State of Louisiana?

What A Beautiful Day!


Local kiddos were able to enjoy Wednesday’s gorgeous weather at North Cutting Park in Jennings. Some of the youngsters included Nolan Farmer, 3, Logan Hammers, 3, Giovani Landry, 2, and Lexis Hebert, 13 months. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Leevac Shipyard launches 3,000 ton vessel

Leevac Shipyard launched a new 3,000-ton, 300-foot long vessel Tuesday morning. Spectators looked on as the boat touched the water for the first time.
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SILVERWOOD – Did you know it only takes 30 seconds to slide 3,000 tons of steal into the water? And it’s quite a sight to see.

Special fund set up to assist Blanchard family

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By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor ROANOKE – As a fire tore apart the kitchen of their century old home last Friday afternoon, Tony and Debra Blanchard needed the communities of Welsh and Roanoke to be there.

Jury selected for double shooting trial

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By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer The trial of a Jennings woman accused in a fatal 2014 shooting began on Monday at the Jefferson Davis Parish (JPD) Courthouse, with a jury being seated by late afternoon.

Snow Day


Hundreds crowded the Bethel Church grounds Saturday for the first-ever Frozen Over. Snow was brought in and spread for kids of all ages to make snow angels, have snowball fights and, yes, even build a snowman.

JDPSB begins steps into early childhood development

The Jeff Davis Parish educational leaders met Monday morning to discuss the next stage of a pilot program to introduce education to children in preparation of kindergarten. Pictured are (top row from left to right) are Lacassine High School Principal Christi Fontenot, Elton Elementary School Principal Mike Darbonne, Fenton High School Principal Sharron Ardoin, Lake Arthur Elementary School Assistant Principal Donna Woods, Hathaway High School Principal Jeremy Fusilier, Welsh Elementary Principal Arlene Heinen and Ward Elementary School Assistant Principal Tanya Gaudet. (Bottom row) Brite Beginnings Owner and Director Stephanie Fontenot, Jeff Davis Parish School Board Superintendent Brian LeJeune and Family and Community Partnership Manager Terry Fontenot.
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By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Jeff Davis Parish School Board leaders recently met to discuss the implementation of the Act 3 program of the 2012 Regular Legislative Session.

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