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ab - Marcus Edwards (70 Kylie Vincent (15)

   Marcus Edwards, 7, of Morse, and his babysitter Kylie Vincent, 15, of Jennings, enjoy the last lingering lazy days of summer reading in the back yard. Marcus is the son of Krystal Edwards. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

It’s Over!

Daily News photo by Denver Brown

La. 97 reopens to traffic On Thursday afternoon, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) cleared their workers, removed the road-closure signs and completely reopened La. 97 in Jennings to two-way traffic. 

Man arrested after shots fired

Michael Comeaux
Photo courtesy JDSO

Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s patrol received complaint of shots fired on La. 26 just north of Interstate 10 Wednesday morning. Criminal Investigation Division Commander Chris Ivey said when deputies arrived, they observed a white male running from a residence carrying a firearm. 

JDP school menus changing

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By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor Editor’s Note: For more information on the upcoming school year in Jeff Davis Parish, check out our Back to School section in today’s edition.  Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) School Board officials have mapped out an academic year’s worth of new foods and improved recipes they hope will bring students back […]

It’s Almost That Time Again!

Mandy Broussard James Ward

   Mandy Broussard, first grade teacher at James Ward Elementary, and Marva Cole, a math teacher at Bethel Christian, spent Wednesday preparing their classrooms for the 2014-2015 academic year. Public schools open to students in Jeff Davis Parish on Friday, Aug. 8 Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Small town singer has big dreams

Nate Rogers
Submitted photo

By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer LAKE ARTHUR – Nate Rogers is your average 16 year-old small town kid who enjoys hunting, fishing and hanging out with his friends. What’s not so average about Nate is his ability to understand and compose beautiful music.

Local make up artist gets Emmy nod

Celebrity make up artist, Daina Daigle nominated for Emmy award for her work on the set of American Horror Story: Coven.

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Local celebrity make up artist Daina Daigle never dreamed she’d be an Emmy nominee one day. Daigle’s success in the movie world didn’t happen over night. Her journey began at a very early age.

“Share the Road” with cyclists

Motorists and cyclists can help ensure everyone’s safety by staying aware of each other’s whereabouts on the road.

By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer On the morning of July 7, avid cyclict Lon Lomas, 30, of Youngsville was enjoying an early morning bike ride when he was struck and killed by 42 year-old Fitzpatrick Doucette, who fled the scene. Doucette was eventually arrested and charged with felony hit and run, negligent homicide […]

Unexpected Visitor


   An alligator was spotted resting in a pothole in Big O’s parking lot on Monday morning along La. 26 in Jennings. Jennings Police Department guarded the gator until Wildlife and Fisheries agents arrived to relocate the reptile to a safe location. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Joint investigation leads to major drug arrest

Marquel Robinson

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor A joint investigation by the Lake Arthur and Jennings police departments led to several undercover drug purchases in recent weeks. Those purchases resulted in one arrest, as a search warrant was executed at 504 Commercial Avenue in Lake Arthur around 9:30 p.m. Monday evening. 

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