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Town of Elton sprucing up

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By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer ELTON — When newly-elected Elton Mayor Roger “Tony” Laughlin took office in January, he said one of his main goals in office would be to spruce up the town and clean up some of the rough spots of overgrown brush and trees. In less than four months, Laughlin […]

Army sergeant returns from Kuwait, surprises daughter


I didn’t know the exact date until about two days ago. We told Hailey we’d be going to pick him up tonight at about 10 p.m. but I knew he would be in earlier. I wanted this to be a surprise for her today so I didn’t tell her.” The fifth grader at Bethel Christian […]

Senior Bulldogs Honored at Final Home Game

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Daily News photo by Roger Pollard JHS pitcher Ben Simpson sprints out during a pre-game ceremony honoring all Bulldog seniors in their final home game of the 2015 regular season. Simpson is the son of Keith and Mary Ann Simpson.

Jennings man arrested on multiple drug charges

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By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer A Jennings man was arrested Wednesday night, April 22 at approximately 9 p.m. on multiple counts of drug possession.

Zigler to host final display on Clara Street

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As the Zigler Art Museum (ZAM) prepares its move into a new location, Director Dolores Spears also prepares for the next chapter in her life, as well for her upcoming retirement from the museum. Spears said she is filled with mixed emotions regarding the impending changes. By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer

LAHS Honors Diamond Seniors

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The Lake Arthur Tigers’ baseball squad celebrated senior night last night at Dickie Chapman Memorial Park in Lake Arthur, honoring the five senior members of the Tiger team. Left fielder Glen Guidry (from left), third baseman Alex Yates, Aaron Monceaux, pitcher Zach LeJeune and first baseman Troy Pelsia were presented with framed photo collages of […]

Local 4-H receives donation for shooting program


By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) 4-H Club recently held its annual Awards Banquet where the achievements of 4-Hers from across the parish were acknowledged and honored for all of their hard work and dedication.

Mermentau River restocked with 750,000 bass

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By K’REES BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer For the third year in a row, local professional fisherman Dennis Tietje and District 37 State Rep. John E. Guinn arranged with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and volunteers for a release of bass fry. Bass fry are bass that are about a week old, into the […]

Barn blaze takes 21 firefighters to extinguish

Flammable materials and hay, along with high winds,  presented  problems for firefighters.
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By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer HATHAWAY — The Hathaway Fire Department responded to a call involving a barn fire at 20109 La. Hwy 102 at approximately 11 p.m. Sunday.

M-m-m Good!


Members of the Jennings High School (JHS) sophomore class recently held a catfish dinner sale fundraiser to benefit their 2015-2016 prom. Sophomore class members, parents, teachers and supporters prepared, cooked and plated the dinners. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

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