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Summertime learning available to students

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By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer As the end of the school year draws near, the opportunity for learning is still available for some students.

COA crawfish boil a success

Friday morning, Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) District Attorney Michael Cassidy (right) sponsored a free crawfish boil for parish senior citizens. JDP Sheriff Ivy Woods and some of his employees were also on the scene to help out. 
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Council on Aging (COA) recently hosted its annual crawfish boil in honor of Older American’s Month. The crawfish boil was sponsored by District Attorney (DA) Michael Cassidy and served the elderly of the parish.

Skin deep

Tracie Fontenot, who was diagnosed with melanoma in 2011, has been supported by her husband Grady and their daughters (from left) Balie Treme and Joley and Emily Fontenot.
Submitted photo

Local hopes journey with melanoma educates others By SHEILA SMITH Managing Editor (Editor’s Note: May is recognized as Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, as well as National Melanoma Awareness Month. One survivor, former Elton councilwoman and current Jeff Davis Parish Economic Development Commission Executive Assistant Tracie Fontenot, agreed to give insight to her journey […]

“Superwoman,” mom to 20, named Mother of the Year

Jeanette Williams, 78, was chosen as the Jennings Daily News 2015 Mother of the Year.
Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer Raising two or three children may seem like quite the daunting task to a number of mothers, but for Jennings native Jeanette Williams, 20 seemed like a nice round number.

Bethel Group Leads National Day of Prayer


To honor the National Day of Prayer, pastors from different area churches led a group of church members as they made stops at Founder’s Park, Java Joltz and Bethel Church praying for all local, state and national leaders. Pictured is Bethel Church member Mickey Istre. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Coushatta pow wow approaching

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By GLENETTA SHUEY Special to the Daily News For the past 20 years, the Coushatta Tribe in Elton has held a traditional pow wow. It began in a much humbler form than people know today. In the early 1990s, a group of tribal members noticed a decline in tribal dance and music in the community. […]

Dardenne discusses tourism

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne takes a peek at the Flyway Byway signs unveiled Thursday. Dardenne was in town to address area leaders, residents, and tourism representatives during National Travel and Tourism Week.
Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne made a stop in Jennings on Thursday to visit with members of the community and discuss the growth of tourism in Louisiana. Dardenne is currently on a statewide tour celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week. Gathering in the soon-to-be home of the Zigler Museum, […]

USPS asks residents to help Stamp Out Hunger


The National Association of Letter Carriers, the United States Postal Service, the United Way, Feeding America and other partners are asking the people of Jennings to help stamp out hunger this Saturday, May 9.

Neighborhood Watch


Jennings Police Chief Todd D’Albor and members of the Jennings Police Department (JPD) met with members of the community near and around the surrounding are of South Main, Spencer, South Broadway and West Street to discuss the neighborhood watch networking unit in the neighborhood. Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) juror Melvin Adams is not only a […]

Woman arrested for theft of almost $40K

Emily Fontenot

The Welsh Police Department (WPD) received a call Sunday, May 3 from a local business in reference to a substantial amount of money that was stolen from a safe. During the investigation, detectives determined the money was stolen from someone who had authorized access to the building.

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