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Fishing for Success

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Professional angler Dennis Tietje and his friend, “The Gopher”, spoke to students at Hathaway High School on Wednesday. Tietje explained the importance of setting goals and following your dreams. Daily News photo by Denver Brown

LaBauve featured in calendar for April

Molly LaBauve, pictured with her mother, Kim, Jennings Police Department Communications Officer Peaches Guidry and Police Chief Todd D’Albor, is featured for the month of April in the All 4 the Children calendar.
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By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer Molly LaBauve is the sweet little girl featured in the Jennings Police Department’s (JPD) All 4 The Children calendar in April.

Sex offender sentenced to serve 30 years

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By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor A convicted sex offender will see 30 years in prison at hard labor, despite his requests for a new trial and acquittal.

Emerging playwright is hometown girl

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By GLENETTA SHUEY Special to the Daily News Chelsea Marcantel-Polaski, a playwright living in Virginia, once called Jennings her home. The daughter of Greg and Jean Marcantel, she has made her way around the United States making a name for herself through writing and theatre fields.

Over 200,000 bass released in Lake Arthur

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By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer LAKE ARTHUR – Professional fisherman Dennis Tietje and the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries helped to see that the Mermentau River has its fair share of bass in the future.

Jeanne Lyons: Simple life to Southern Living

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By GLENETTA SHUEY Special to the Daily News South Louisiana native Jeanne Lyons, daughter of Michelle and Jimmy Lyons of Jennings, grew up coveting the glossy pages of her mother’s magazines and covered her bedroom walls with styled spreads from her favorite publications.

Let’s Play (Wee) Ball!

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Three year-old “wee” ball players with the Welsh-Roanoke Summer League gathered at Sportsman’s Park in Welsh last week to start practice for a busy season. Kids’ recreational ball is getting underway across Jeff Davis Parish. To share your game pics, send the images with a brief description to jdne…@bellsouth.net. Daily News photo by Christine Touchet

Local church dropping 30,000 Easter eggs from the sky

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By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor It’s going to be raining Easter eggs in Jennings next Saturday, April 19, and area children and their parents are invited to participate in the event that’ll drop more than 30,000 plastic eggs from a helicopter.

200K finglerlings to be released

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By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer Even though professional angler Dennis Tietje has made it to the top of his sport, he still takes pride in the fishing of his home parish.

Area Residents Tee-Off for CADA

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More than 40 three-man teams hit the Jennings Country Club’s golf course Friday in support of Communities Against Domestic Abuse (CADA). The second annual event, sponsored by Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff Ivy Woods, raised $10,000 for CADA last year, money that was used to assist and shelter victims of domestic violence. The grand total raised […]

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