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Homecoming Hijinx!


   Students at Bethel Christian, Jennings High and Lake Arthur High have been enjoying a week filled with fun as they anticipate homecoming games and activities tonight through the weekend. However, Jennings Police Chief Todd D’Albor said today that activities such as rolling houses and yards with toilet paper, planting plastic utensils across yards and […]

Local responders attend pipeline safety class

Consultant and former firefigher Mark Baker led the training class for emergency planning for several parish emergency responder groups.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Several pipeline companies from the surrounding southwest Louisiana area hosted a Pipeline Emergency response training class on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.

Two charged with improper behavior with a juvenile

David W. Young

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor WELSH – Detectives here arrested two Jennings residents Tuesday in a case involving a child under the age of 13.

Remembering Rita


   Nine years ago today, Hurricane Rita made landfall as the fourth most-intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded, flooding Southwest Louisiana and causing over $12 billion in damages. Here at home, Jeff Davis Parish residents experienced downed power lines, fallen trees, roof damages, flooding, fuel shortages and difficulties traveling local roadways. Daily News file photos

Tietjes named JDP Fair Parade Marshals

Cyrus and Ollie Tietje

A Roanoke couple will lead the 2014 Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Fair Parade on Friday, Oct. 3.

Welsh Rotary Club sponsors Coming Home Festival


By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The Welsh Rotary Club announces its second annual Welsh Coming Home 5K run/walk and festival on October 11.

Flyway Byway committee discusses tourism plans

Members of the Flyway Byway committee and the Youth Task Force met Monday night at the Bank Hotel in Lake Arthur to discuss promotional plans for the Byway project.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer LAKE ARTHUR – The Jeff Davis Tourist Commission (JDTC) met with the Flyway Byway committee and the Youth Task committee at the Bank Hotel here Monday night to discuss the unveiling of the new Byway promotional material and plan.

Burglary suspect pleads guilty; awaits sentencing

Ricky Lee Cox

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Last August, a local homeowner interrupted a burglary in progress and was able to hold the thief at gunpoint until police arrived.

Color PHor A Cure


   Color PHor A Cure will be holding their annual 5k Color Run event on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 9 a.m. in Jennings. Color PHor A Cure was founded in 2013 by Josh and Lindsey Belt of Jennings after their son Joel was diagnosed with severe idiopathic pulmonary hypertension (PH), which is a rare, life-threatening […]

JPD begins women’s self-defense program

JPD Ptn. Don Lirette said the right skills can save someone’s life, which is why the JPD is offering free self-defense classes to women.
Daily News photo by Sheila Smith

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor “I don’t want you to defend yourself. I want you to hurt that person and run.”

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