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Final Performance

Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

The spring line up for Turn it up Tuesday came to an end this week with a performance by Mike Heinen. Founder’s Park was packed with music lovers enjoying a selection of favorite toe-tapping, hip-shakin’ tunes. Visitors said they look forward to the return of the Turn it up Tuesday in the fall.

Splish, Splash

Submitted photo

With the heat rising, Phoenix William Hull, 16 months, cooled off by having  a splash in his swimming pool. A Jennings resident, he is the grandson of Christina and Luke Cormier and nephew of Ky’a Fontenot and Blake Bergeaux. Send your summer pictures for possible publication to

JES Hold Island Fun Day

Daily News photo by Holli Bruchhaus

To celebrate the closing of the school year and kick-off summer, students at Jennings Elementary School (JHS) enjoyed a day of fun, activities, games and refreshments.

Church’s Memorial Day service to honor Trahan

Sgt. Seth Trahan

By HOLLI BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer With Memorial Day approaching, Bethel Church will be holding a special service to pay tribute to Sgt. Seth Randell Trahan, a local soldier who gave his life while serving his country.

Felon arrested after shots fired

Blaine Miguez

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer WELSH – Officers with the Welsh Police Department (WPD) here responded to a report of gunshots this weekend here near the area of Willard Street.

Right in the Kisser

Daily News photo by Holli Bruchhaus

Teachers and administrators at James Ward Elementary School took a pie in the face Friday from students who raised over $50 for the school’s “Jump Rope for Heart” fundraiser earlier in the year

Officials break ground on new campus

Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus
Officials broke ground on the new Sowela Morgan Smith Campus in Jennings on Friday. The $10 million facility will be located adjacent to Jennings High School.

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Editor Officials from miles around gathered at the Church of Christ in Jennings Friday to celebrate the groundbreaking of the upcoming $10 million Sowela Community College Morgan Smith campus.

JDSO receives decals

JDSO receives decals

Patrol units with the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) recently received an inspirational message.

Splash into Summer

Daily News photo by Sheila Smith

Pre-k students at Evangeline Elementary enjoyed Thursday morning’s sunny weather with an outdoor party that celebrated the end of the school year. Makayla Hodge, 4, took her own turn heading down the waterway. She is the daughter of Julie and Buddy Hoffpauir of Evangeline and Travis Hodge of Morse.

Law enforcement, rescue personnel honored

Daily News photo by Sheila Smith
Stutes LeBlanc lights a candle in memory of his son Burton, a Jennings Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty in 2000.

By SHEILA SMITH Managing Editor Nearly 100 individuals packed the Jennings Conference Center Thursday night to celebrate law enforcement and rescue personnel, and remember those who gave their all in the line of duty.

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