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sibling love

Emery and Ella Leger enjoy some sibling bonding time in their backyard in Lake Arthur. Send your sweet moments to us at jdne…

Oil and Gas Park welcomes new residents

Francis Comeaux releases his ducks into their new home at the Oil and Gas Park.

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Francis Comeaux of Elton is only 13 but knows a thing or two about responsibility. When he was only nine his grandmother, LouAnna David, gave him a few ducklings to care for. 

Paws to Read


   The Jeff Davis Public Library partnered with the Carnegie Library to host the Paws to Read activity day at the Jennings Conference Center. A group of local children participated in coloring and art activity, followed by lunch provided by the Summer Feeding Program. Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s K-9 Deputy Mike Gary introduced the children […]

Local couple inspires novel

Haley Broussard and Ben Bonin
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer When falling in love, a couple never expects their love story to become the subject of a novel. But that’s exactly what happened to Ben Bonin of Lake Arthur and Haley Broussard of Iowa.

Church to provide school supplies for 200 kids


By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer Members of First Baptist Church in Jennings are coming together in an effort to help provide for underprivileged children in the community.

Dance party to benefit Belt

Joel Belt
Submitted photo

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor Locals will have the chance to burn calories for a great cause during an August “Zumbathon” that will benefit a young pulmonary hypertension (PH) patient.

Two killed in fiery car crash on I-10

Photo submitted by Brian Foti

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Louisiana State Police are investigating a fiery crash that claimed the lives of two motorists on Interstate 10 Wednesday evening. Around 6 p.m., a collision between two 18-wheelers occurred after one vehicle traveling west crossed the median and hit an eastbound truck head-on. 

Flower Power


   Bernadette Lewis of Andrus Cove enjoys the flowers in her yard, but especially enjoys the visitors that they attract. To submit your nature photos for possible publication, email photos with a brief description to jdne… Submitted photo

Teens get emergency training

Jeff Davis Sheriff Ivy Woods and Project Coordinator Sonja McCoy with the CERT teen group representing Jeff Davis Parish at the Cecil Picard camp ground in Bunkie.

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Last week, deputies from the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office took 14 teenagers from around the parish to attend a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) special training camp.

Benoit released from hospital

Sgt. Ricky Benoit and his wife, Carrolyn.
Submitted photo

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Jennings Police Department (JPD) Sgt. Ricky Benoit was released from a Lafayette hospital this morning after spending more than two weeks there recovering from a gunshot wound to the neck. Benoit was responding to a domestic dispute on June 23 when the suspect, 30-year-old George Lowdins of Jennings, shot […]

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