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JPD seeks identity of robbery suspect


An unknown suspect is wanted in connection with the armed robbery of a local convenience store. On Tuesday night, Nov. 29, officers with Jennings Police Department (JPD) received a call regarding the armed robbery of the Philips 66 convenience store, located at 415 West Plaquemine Street.

Homemade snowflakes

Third grade students in Jamie Frey’s class at Jennings Elementary School used their imagination to create a variety of snowflakes to add to the school’s Christmas tree.

Crawfish season is here


For those who have been craving crawfish, the season is here. With crawfish season typically running from December until mid-June, some crawfish farmers have already started putting out test traps while others will run traps this weekend or over the next couple of weeks. Although it’s still very early in the season, LSU AgCenter and […]

Balanced Hounds destroy Gueydan 80-18


ELTON- The Welsh Greyhounds (WHS) looked to be in mid-season form Thursday night, as they hammered the Gueydan Bears 80-18 on the opening night of the EHS Rock the Rim Classic. The Hounds placed five players in double figures in the win, and saw every player on the bench record points in their first action […]

In Flight

Local photographer Theresa Lyons shared this image of an egret flying low near cypress trees. 
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Shooting for the Stars

Peggy Ardoin’s fourth grade science class at Jennings Elementary School (JES) launched Kool-aid bottle rockets Thursday to help them better understand  lessons on motion and forces.

Moving day for safety agencies


After more than a year of operating city services from temporary locations while Jennings Safety Building underwent renovations, the Jennings Police (JPD) and Fire (JFD) departments have started moving back in to their old, “new” building. In October of 2015, phase three of a four-step plan to renovate the city service buildings began. Phase one […]

Magical Christmas

Main Street in Jennings is looking quite merry thanks to the efforts of volunteers and businesses. Founders Park and surrounding areas have been covered in lights and decorations, while several businesses have turned their window displays into winter wonderlands. The city will host its holiday festivities in the downtown area Saturday.

Lady Dogs run past Ville Platte, Dogs drop opener 71-40


The Jennings Bulldogs (JHS) and Lady Bulldogs split a pair of contests with visiting Ville Platte High School Tuesday night. The Lady Dogs rallied from a 6-point deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat Ville Platte 49-38, while the Dogs opened their season with a 71-40 loss at the hands of their Bulldog counterparts. Lady […]

Rehearsal underway

CHIPS students gathered at the Strand Theatre in Jennings Tuesday evening to rehearse for their upcoming performance of A Chip off the Old Block’s production of “Ho Ho Ho! The Santa Claus Chronicles.” The play will hit the stage for the first time Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. and again Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m.

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