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Rice experts, Vitter to speak at Field Day

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CROWLEY – The LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station Annual Field Day will be held July 1, with a host of rice experts and speakers discussing the latest in rice farming technology.

Record numbers attend CERT camp

Jeff Davis Parish teens recently participated in the annual Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) week-long training camp. There they learned emergency training that included weapons safety, a DWI driving course and search and rescue.
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By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Twenty-four parish youth attended the Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training camp last week with the help of the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO).

Friends, locals remember Tom Precht

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By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor “If what we’re doing doesn’t help kids in some way, then why do we do it?” Tom Precht bore numerous titles – advocate for breast cancer awareness; staunch supporter of the children under his supervision in the Jennings Recreation Department; “The Voice of the Bulldogs” for more than […]

Man charged in drive-by shooting

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Daily News Staff Report A Jennings man is facing three attempted first-degree murder charges after a drive-by shooting Friday afternoon.

Ninth arrested in Talen’s case

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Daily News Staff Report LAKE ARTHUR – Another suspect in the robbery and murder of Charles Raymond Talen, Sr. was arrested here Friday, marking the ninth person facing charges in the 73-year-old man’s death.

Supper Time!


It’s feeding time at the Gator Chateau at the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park. The gators are fed from June 1 through August 31 every Friday at 3:30 p.m. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Food and Fun


Students with the Summer Feeding Program enjoyed a morning of fun and activities Thursday. Some of the younger children gave their new red Summer Feeding Program shirts a big-thumbs up before going to lunch, and older students enjoyed shooting some hoops before the day’s activities came to an end. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Cuffs and Hoses Blood Drive returning

Jennings firefighters and policemen will be battling a shortage of blood donors during the Cuffs and Hoses Blood Drive on July 17.
Photo courtesy JFD

By SHEILA SMITH Managing Editor A battle is brewing between the Jennings police and fire departments, but it’s all in the name of saving a life.


KB- All- Star

Members of the Jennings Bronco All-Star team loosen up before practice on Thursday. All three Jennings All-Star teams will be in action this weekend in the Crowley Tune-Up Tournament. Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

Elton preparing for Independence Day celebration


By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer ELTON – The town is preparing to honor Uncle Sam by hosting its annual Independence Day celebration at the town park on Friday, July 3, from 5 until 9 p.m. The celebration will offer a variety of activities for people of all ages, while the night will be […]

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