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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.

Like Dad, Like Daughter


Dr. Jody Fontenot and his daughter Jill of Hathaway were the winners of Jennings Daily News’ Just Like Dad! Father’s Day Look-Alike Contest. The pair was one of four finalists in the contest, which was decided by public votes.

House fire deemed suspicious

Daily News photo by Sheila Smith

By SHEILA SMITH Managing Editor The state fire marshal’s office is investigating a suspicious fire that badly damaged a Jennings home early Friday evening.

Man charged in rape of child

Steve Domingue

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer A man is facing a rape charge after he was discovered committing inappropriate sexual acts with a seven-year-old child.

All Star Time

Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

Members of the Jennings Bronco All-Star team practiced Thursday in preparation for the postseason. Both the Jennings Bronco and Mustang All-Stars will be in action this weekend at the Frog City Tune-up Tournament in Rayne

Second arrest made in CADA investigation

Kristol Gotreaux

A second arrest was made in an ongoing investigation involving unauthorized employment expenditures at Communities Against Domestic Abuse (CADA).

Murder suspect bonds out of jail

George O’Neil

Wise family struggling with 17-year-old’s death By SHEILA SMITH Managing Editor A man charged in the stabbing death of a 17-year-old Jennings High student was released from the Acadia Parish jail Wednesday on a $250,000 bond.

Woman arrested for contributing to delinquency

Crystal Conner

Detectives with the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) concluded a three-month investigation involving drug activity in the presence of juveniles with the arrest of a Jennings Woman.

Ravaglia tabbed as new JHS baseball coach

Andrew Ravaglia

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Editor After a two-week search for a new head baseball coach at Jennings High School (JHS) Andrew Ravaglia was introduced to players and parents at the school Wednesday. Ravaglia takes over for Jordan Smith who resigned last month.

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