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Crack cocaine found stuffed in shaving can

Dustin Pete

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor A Saturday morning search warrant executed on South Broadway Street resulted in the seizure of $2,674 in cash, as well as a shaving cream can stuffed with crack cocaine. 

All the Little Children

courtesy OLI-all the little children

Our Lady Immaculate students, staff, parents and friends attended Mass upon returning to school, where they celebrated the Feast of the Assumption. Here, Becky Dugas ushers first grade students to receive a blessing from Fr. Charles MacMillan during Holy Communion. Photo courtesy OLI

Congresman Boustany visits La. Spirits distillery

Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Congressman Charles Boustany toured the Louisiana Spirits Bayou Rum Distillery Thursday morning.

JDSO nabs cattle rustler

Nicholas Ryan Henry
Photo courtesy JDSO

IOWA – Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s deputies assisted the Louisiana Livestock Brand Commission in the investigation livestock theft from a barn here. 

Lake Arthur teen represents La. youth in legislature


By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) is a group of students who represent the voice of the area youth in the state. Council members are selected from state applicants who display a strong interest in civic involvement. The council is made up of 21 students from all […]

Razing Cane

marilyn brunt-razing cane

   Jeff Davis Parish, along with the rest of the state, has entered “cane-cutting” season. According to the LSU AgCenter, the sugarcane industry brings in about $2 billion to the state each year. Whether you are bringing in rice or sugarcane, share your harvest photos with the Jennings Daily News by emailing images to jdne… […]

Sweet Dreams

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   Bridget and Daniel Veuleman of Welsh welcomed a new baby into the world this week, but it was three-year-old big brother Anderson who gave the warmest welcome. Anderson and newborn baby girl Piper Eve cuddled up for a nap after an exhausting day. Submitted photo

Refuge serves as safe haven for abandoned wildlife

A local family resuced three baby squirrels which were then sent to the Heckhaven Wildlife Refuge in Lake Charles.

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Three baby squirrels were rescued and brought into the Jennings Animal Hospital Monday morning. Bree Williams, the receptionist with the Jennings Animal Hospital, said a Jennings family found the squirrels in their yard. 

Qualifying opens for November primary

Lake Arthur Councilman Ellsworth “Wordy” Duhon was one of the first area incumbents to qualify in the parish today.
Daily News photo by Sheila Smith

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor This fall will bring a full ballot to the voters of Jeff Davis Parish (JDP), as dozens of local, parish and state seats will be up for grabs in the Nov. 4 primary.

Judge hears arguments in Common Core lawsuit


BATON ROUGE (AP) — A state judge heard arguments Monday from lawyers for teachers and parents who support the Common Core education standards and want Gov. Bobby Jindal’s actions against the multi-state standards invalidated.

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