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Rice season coming to an end

Despite a few changes this year, rice harvesting season is still business as usual.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer As the end of another rice season approaches, an overall recap of this year’s yields show that the rice industry is doing well, despite going through a lot of changes.

Pitre thrives despite fighting seizures

Ashlyn Pitre of Jennings lives life to the fullest despite living with unpredictable seizures.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Upon first meeting eight year-old Ashlyn Pitre, it isn’t obvious that she is sick.

Sunrise…. sunset

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Local resident Marilyn Brunt captured the natural beauty of Lake Arthur and shared this image with the Jennings Daily News. To submit your outdoor photos, simply email the image with a brief description to jdne…@bellsouth.net or bring the picture to our office at 238 North Market Street in Jennings.

Steel Magnolias making third ABOB appearance

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By SHEILA SMITH and GLENETTA SHUEY In 1989, “Steel Magnolias” hit the silver screen and made armadillo cake and the colors blush and bashful unforgettable pieces of pop culture.

Elton man arrested for firing at vehicle

John Henry Sandlin

ELTON – A resident here was arrested by sheriff’s deputies after allegedly shooting at an occupied vehicle.

Iota men charged in attempted murder, home invasion

Billy West
Photo courtesy APSO

Daily News Staff Report The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO) arrested two suspects Thursday in connection with a home invasion and attempted second degree murder that was reported shortly after 1 p.m.

Trailer Fire Under Investigation

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On Thursday evening, Jennings firefighters responded to a call regarding a trailer fire at 703 South Cutting Avenue. The suspect, Carolyn Sinegal, sustained injuries and is in custody in connection with the fire. The fire is currently under investigation by the Louisiana Fire Marshals office, but as of press time no further information was available. […]

LA musician to be inducted into Cajun Hall of Fame

August Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer August Broussard has had a deep love and appreciation for music all of his life. The Westlake native was born on August 3, 1945, and is the son of Arthur and Zenia (Myers) Broussard. He grew up surrounded by a deep infusion of Cajun music influences, and was […]

Bridge expected to reopen in fall

The Vie Terre Beau Bridge has not been accessible to automobiles since it was closed in January of last year. Initially, parish officials on both sides of the bridge set up barriers to prevent the public from accessing the damaged bridge. On the Acadia Parish side, vegetation has taken over most of the road between the original barricade and the bridge.
Daily News photo by Sheila Smith

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor More than a year and a half after it was closed to the public, the Vie Terre Beau Bridge along the Jeff Davis and Acadia Parish line will finally see repairs.

Drug dealer earns five years in prison

Christopher Berry
Photo courtesy JDSO

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor A repeat drug offender has been removed from the city’s streets for five years, according to Jeff Davis Parish District Attorney Michael Cassidy. 

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