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Never Too Old

Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

Local teens proved you’re never too old for a swing set on Thursday at the Jennings Parks and Recreation Department.

Round and Round

Daily News photos by Aubrey Broussard

The sweltering temperatures didn’t keep this trio from enjoying the dog days of summer. Four-year-old Elia Fontenot and her brother, nine-year-old Ayden Fontenot, of Jennings, enjoyed the afternoon at the Shankland Park with their friend Kamon Wier, 9, of Welsh. Elia and Ayden are the children of Derek and Amber Fontenot, also of Jennings, and […]

Erratic driver arrested for possession

Ocean Wade Lemonia

A Welsh man was arrested Thursday morning when deputies with the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) were dispatched to Connie Road in reference to a report of an erratic driver in a white truck.

Throwin’ It Down

Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

Jennings Mustang All-Star catcher Owen Dugas fires a strike down to second base in last weekend’s Rayne warm-up tournament. Both the Mustang and Bronco teams will be back in action this weekend in Crowley.


Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Local children in the Summer Feeding Program held at Jennings Elementary School enjoyed a game of bingo before lunch. The program is part of an effort to provide area children with two healthy meals a day and fun and safe summer activities.

Excavator Falls into Roadway

Daily News photo by Holli Bruchhaus

While making a left turn onto US 90 Tuesday, an excavator slipped off of an 18-wheeler onto the roadway at the intersection with Elton Road, blocking traffic. Louisiana State Police and the Jennings Police Department responded to the incident, which was cleared in almost three hours.

Backyard Fun

Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Two-year-old Sawyer Courville of Jennings loves playing on his backyard swing set. Courville is the son of Ryan Courville and Isabella Girona, and is the grandson of Mark Courville and Sandi Comeaux Haydel, Ken and Kristi Babineaux, all from Jennings, and Omar Girona and Carrie Stanley of Baton Rouge, and Ray and Camie McKinney of […]

JDP says farewell to Juneau

John Juneau

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Editor LACASSINE – Former Lacassine High School (LHS) teacher, coach, principal and school board employer John Juneau passed away at his home Monday at the age of 72. Juneau spent 44 years in education as both an educator and administrator.

Elton Library Features Story Time

Daily News photo by Holli Bruchhaus

As part of the Jeff Davis Parish Libraries’ Summer Reading Program the Elton Library featured songs, story telling and puppets by Blum’s Song N’ Stories. Children sang along to musical stories with parents and library staff.

Chateau gators released at refuge

Submitted photo
Three long time residents of the Gator Chateau at the Louisiana Oil and Gas I-10 Park were released back into their natural habitat last week by agents with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries. The Gator Chateau hopes to return more gators into the wild in the future, as they focus on rescue, rehabilitate and release of natural Louisiana wildlife.

By HOLLI BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer Three longtime residents of the Gator Chateau in Jennings were released back into the wild on June 16.

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