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Donation sites accepting school supplies

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer School season is around the corner and several community organizations are accepting school uniform and supply donations to assist students in need throughout Jeff Davis Parish.

JDP teachers to receive pay raise

By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer The Jeff Davis Parish School Board approved a motion on Thursday allowing the board to give certified teachers and all support employees raises in their base salary for the upcoming school year.

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Goodbye, Summer

The Jeff Davis Parish Library hosted the end of the reading program summer bash glow party at the Tupper museum. The children enjoyed a glow in the dark puppet show, followed by an indoor picnic lunch provided by the Summer Feeding Program, and concluded with games and activities.

Colleagues recall Smith’s legacy

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor He never met a stranger; that’s what his friends will remember about him.  His affable nature and strong leadership helped Tommy Smith ascend from a substitute teacher in Lake Arthur in 1972, to superintendent of schools in Jeff Davis Parish 31 years later. Smith served the parish for […]

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Suspect sought in South Main shooting

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Police are searching for a suspect wanted for a Tuesday night shooting on South Main Street that sent one man to a local hospital. 

Sharing Memories

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Rogers and Earlene Fontenot of Pine Island spend almost every day together at the Southwest Louisiana War Veterans Home.  In fact, Earlene travels six days every week to spend a few hours with her husband, an Army veteran who served in Vietnam.

Officers respond to I-10 accident

Walgreens robbed at gunpoint

Walgreens 3

By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer The Jennings Police Department (JDP) responded to an armed robbery call late Saturday night after two suspects emptied a cash register and fired a single shot inside of Walgreens. 

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