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Strand to host Cajun Squeezebox Shootout

The Historic Strand Theatre in downtown Jennings will host the Twelfth Annual Cajun Squeezebox Shootout Accordion Championship on Saturday, Feb. 25. Accordion players of all age ranges will perform to the public at no charge, as well as a humorous performance from well-known Cajun Comedian Mr. Kent Gonsoulin, who is a native of New Iberia. […]

Place in the heart: Israel-based journalist visits childhood home

Arieh O’Sullivan only spent one year of his high school days in Jennings, but the city made enough of an impact to merit a return visit. O’Sullivan is the son of former Jennings Police Chief Fred Efraim O’Sullivan, who served the city from 1975-76. Arieh O’Sullivan, for the past four years, has been an anchor and […]

KKKKKKKKKKamran: Richard hurls 3-hitter to guide Dogs to opening night win

Baseball fans were treated to an old fashioned pitcher’s duel Tuesday night at Bulldog Diamond, as Jennings senior Kamran Richard twirled a 3-hit shutout to lift the Bulldogs to a 1-0 season-opening win over Eunice High School. The southpaw scattered 3 hits to the Bobcats over 7 innings of work, but fanned 10 Eunice hitters […]

AHBA holds second annual Heart Walk fundraiser

The American Heart of Beauty Association (AHBA) fundraiser held its second annual walk for heart disease awareness fundraiser. AHBA President and Founder Shannon LeFranc of Lacassine said although this is only the second year of the walk, it has grown significantly. “We began the walk, along with the Heart of Beauty Pageant, as a way […]

Throw me somethin’

Community Coalition talks youth issues

Community leaders gathered Saturday morning for the first Jeff Davis Business and Community Coalition Meet and Greet at Union Baptist Church Family Life Center. The coalition was organized to enhance the environment and standard of living of low- to moderate-income citizens in the parish, as well as disabled veterans. “We would like to create action […]

Unified voices

Healthy Home Coalition meets in parish

Aldermen set budget for Lagniappe Festival

WELSH – A $20,000 budget has been set for the annual Lagniappe Festival here, meaning locals can bank on enjoying carnival rides, food and live bands in the last weekend of April. Charles Drake, who oversees the festival, approached the Board of Aldermen at a Feb. 7 meeting to request funds to begin booking entertainment. […]

The Next Step: Hounds ready to build on past two seasons

WELSH – On Feb. 20, the Welsh Greyhounds will open up baseball season at home versus East Beauregard. They are hoping to build off some promising preseason results, going toe-to-toe with Jennings in a scrimmage, and outscoring both Iota and Rosepine in two other preseason skirmishes. Head Coach Rusty Williams said he is very optimistic […]

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