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Handmade barbecue pit stolen

Going Beachin’

School’s out for summer

Arrest yields drugs, firearms, dead gator

A Baton Rouge couple was arrested after police received reports of gunfire, then discovered the duo in possession of several illegal narcotics and firearms, plus a dead baby alligator. Jennings Police Department (JPD) Deputy Chief Danny Semmes said officers were dispatched to the Howard Johnson Inn on Port Drive in response to a report of […]

Say cheese

Information offered for hurricane season

With hurricane season fast approaching, the Louisiana Department of Insurance is advising policyholders to take steps now to better prepare for the threat of severe weather. “Over the last 18 months, federal Major Disaster Declarations have been issued for 56 of our 64 parishes as a result of severe storms, tornadoes and flooding – and […]

Area crawfish farmers, experts discuss White Spot Syndrome

Farmers gathered at the LSU Ag Center Tuesday to discuss a mysterious disease making its way into the crawfish ponds of South Louisiana. White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) was first detected in the early 1990’s in shrimp farms located in China and Thailand. However, since 2007 cases have been popping up in Louisiana, even right […]


A group of students from Jennings Elementary School (JES) recently got the opportunity to compete among Lake Charles-area schools in a regional ballroom dancing competition. Nineteen fifth graders and 11 sixth graders of JES were selected to represent the school’s DanceSport USA program on April 29 at the 2017 Dance Sport Challenge. DanceSport USA is […]

Memorial service held to honor Police, Fire and EMS heroes

Members of the public and local first responders gathered at the Jennings Conference Center Thursday evening to recognize both past and present heroes in the 2017 Police, Fire and EMS Memorial Service. Officers from seven departments in Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) and several area leaders were in attendance, including Jennings Police. The ceremony began with […]


Whether tasting a Cajun dish for the first time or gulping down a favorite cuisine, students at Jennings Elementary School (JES) had a buffet of Louisiana foods to sample on Thursday morning. In an effort to promote the region’s rich Cajun heritage, third-graders at JES participated in “Louisiana Day”, which included arts and crafts, zydeco […]

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