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Man donates kidney to niece

Victoria Allen is pictured with her uncle, David Savoy, who donated his kidney to her last month.

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By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer Victoria Allen of Jennings and has been struggling with kidney failure since the age of two.

Events Planned for National Library Week


Mayor Cathy Hollingsworth signed the proclamation for National Library Week as Kitty March, Elton Branch Manager, looked on. National Library Week will be observed April 11-17. Elton Parish Library will hold an Open House on Tuesday, April 15 from 1-3 pm. Refreshments will be served. This year’s theme is “Lives Change at Your Library”.  Patrons […]

Three arrested in Shine Alley search

This residence at 122 Shine Alley remained under surveillance for the last 30 days. Police were able to gather enough intelligence for a search warrant, which led to the discovery of approximately $6,000 worth of marijuana and crack cocaine.
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By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor A month-long investigation into a suspected drug house on Shine Alley led to three arrests Monday after a search warrant resulted in the seizure of marijuana and crack cocaine.

Don’t Worry…. Be Happy!!

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Choco, a four-year-old chihuahua mix, always wakes up with a smile on his face. Proud owner is Veronica Riley of Welsh. To submit your favorite photos to the Jennings Daily News for possible publication, email the picture with a brief description to jdne… Submitted photo

Shallow named Student of the Year finalist

Marcus Shallow is pictured here with EHS Principal Danielle Simien and JDP Superintendent of Schools Brian LeJeune.
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By SAIGE BLANCHARD Daily News Staff Writer Eighteen students have been selected across the state of Louisiana as Regional Finalists for the State’s Students of the Year Award. Students are selected as Regional Finalists on criteria that measures academic achievement, leadership skills, character, and service to both their school and communities.

On Your Mark…

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Area track teams competed for individual honors Friday at the annual Welsh Relays. Jeff Davis Parish track teams will participate in the parish meet hosted by Lake Arthur later this week as district and regional competitions loom. See today’s Sports for results. Daily News photo by Margaret Sonnier

Vietnam Vets See Successful Fundraiser

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Friday afternoon, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1058 of Jennings sold all  500 tickets for its upcoming barbecue fundraiser that will be held May 10. The funds from the sale benefit community projects the chapter is involved in. Most recently, the veterans sent donations to the City of Refuge in Vinton, a homeless veterans shelter. […]

Ronnie Collins: The road from music to art

Hathaway resident Ronnie Collins was called the “James Taylor of Southwest Louisiana” by Acadiana Profile Magazine.

By GLENETTA SHUEY Special to the Daily News Most people have one talent and one focus in life; however, there are the rare, fortunate individuals who have diverse talents that drive them in different directions. Ronnie Collins of Hathaway is one of those people.



Annslee Miller, 15 months, enjoys picking flowers for her parents, Greg and Kayla Miller. Submit your favorite feature photos to the Jennings Daily News for possible publication by emailing the picture with a brief description to jdne… Submitted photo

On Your Mark…


Welsh-Roanoke hosted their junior high track meet Tuesday in Welsh, with several area schools competing for individual honors. Track action continues Friday, with Welsh High set to host their annual Welsh Relays. Daily News photo by Margaret Sonnier

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