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Audrey’s Art: Hathaway teen’s creations gaining popularity

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HATHAWAY – Jack Septic Eye is a popular YouTube personality with nearly 11.5 million followers who are fans of his more than 2,000 original cartoons and videos. And now the viral star has taken notice of a Hathaway teen’s creation. Audrey Durio, 13, is one of Jack’s fans and drew her interpretation of the online […]

Just who is Billy Broussard? Former LSU QB recounts ’74 season

Billy Broussard spent one season as LSU’s starting quarterback in 1974.

Billy Broussard couldn’t blame the young man who had wandered into his dry-cleaning shop for not recognizing the photo of a tall, bushy-haired  football player encased in the wooden frame on the Broussard’s Cleaners shelf. As Broussard himself will tell you, “That was a long time ago.” “Who is that?” the young man queried Broussard, […]

A long time coming: Welsh Bronco All-Stars make history, advance to Zone Tourney in Laredo

Members of the Welsh Bronco All-Stars are (in no particular order) Grant Daigle, Caleb Miller, Cohen Fontenot, Nathan Hotard, Rhett Davis, Trevor Etienne, Gabe Gillett, Gavin Pousson, Cale Navarre, Landon LeDoux, Matt John, Conner Johnson and Addison Savoy. Coaches are James Daigle, Bobby Miller and Stephen Hotard. Assistants are Jamie Fontenot and Jared LeDoux.

The 2016 Welsh Bronco All-Stars simulated a ride on the old Starship Enterprise Tuesday night, going to a place where no other Welsh Recreation baseball team has ever gone before. By finishing second in the Louisiana Super Regional Bronco Baseball Tournament in Youngsville, Welsh will now have the opportunity to travel deep into South Texas […]

Call of the wild: Bass to offer duck-calling class at parish library

Competitive duck caller and hunting guide Chance Bass will demonstrate his skills and give instruction at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Jeff Davis Parish Library.

The Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Library is calling on all hunting enthusiasts interested in duck hunting and learning duck-calling tips and techniques to join them at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 22. Competitive duck caller and hunting guide Chance Bass will demonstrate his talent and give instruction on duck-calling as part of the R & […]

PLAYTIME AT THE PARK

Taniyah, 6, and Tianna, 4, got in some play time at the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park with their grandmother, Celeste Gradney of Welsh, before a heavy downpour hit the area Thursday afternoon.

Here comes football season

The Jennings Quarterback Club began meeting over the past couple of weeks in preparation for the upcoming high school football season. The Dogs open up the year on August 25 against Sam Houston in the Southwest Louisiana Jamboree in Sulphur. Check the Jennings Daily News for its annual Football Edition to be issued in late August.

Eye on the Birdie

Five-year-old Colden Edwards of Jennings took advantage of a beautiful afternoon on Wednesday to play badminton outside. Edwards is the son of Chris and Marea Edwards, both of Jennings.

One miraculous year: Woman in remission after cancer bout

Crystal Anderson

What a difference a year makes, but for Crystal Anderson and her family, the last year has made a huge impact on their lives. On August 12, 2015, the 32-year-old wife and mother of three woke up that morning to find her life had been turned upside down. She went from discovery, diagnosis, progression and […]

Always a Tiger: Davis reflects on years at Lake Arthur High School

Tarius Davis

Editors Note: This is the first part of a series looking back at successful athletes from around Jeff Davis Parish VINTON- Right at 20 years ago, an athlete from Lake Arthur wowed everyone in Jeff Davis Parish with his ability to dominate on the football field, basketball court and on the track. Now he is […]

Motto contest winner becomes Mr. OLI

Trey Williams

The young man responsible for the school motto currently displayed on the building at Our Lady Immaculate Catholic School (OLI) was named Mr. OLI almost a decade after winning the school’s motto contest. Trey Williams began attending school at OLI when he was only three years old. Three years later the school held a “motto […]

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