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Jennings hero is coming home

Sgt. Ricky J. Benoit

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Tomorrow afternoon the City of Jennings will be welcoming home a hero.

One Proud Poppy

Grandparents Day

   While today, Sunday, Sept. 7 marks Grandparents’ Day, the Conner family appreciates their grandpa, Maurice Conner of Roanoke, every single day of the year. Poppy is pictured here escorting grandkids Paislee, 4, and Tyler Conner, 10, of Jennings to Tyler’s recreational football game. He says he will always be their number one fan. Submitted […]

Locals appointed to Louisiana Rice Promotion Board

Kevin Berken had a successful week on his fields this week despite some stormy weather.
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By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor There’s no shortage of local representation on the Louisiana Rice Promotion Board this year, as several Jeff Davis Parish and Southwest Louisiana residents recently accepted appointments from Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. 

Three arrested in hotel disturbance

Stephen Howard
Photo courtesy JDSO

Thursday afternoon, Jeff Davis Parish deputies and detectives responded to the Budget Inn Hotel located on Hwy. 26 in Jennings in reference to a disturbance in progress involving weapons.  When deputies arrived, two male subjects were engaged in a fight, one had a weapon, a hammer, in hand.  Both subjects were taken into custody.  The […]

Elton man arrested for contributing to a minor

Joseph Lee Poncho
Photo courtesy JDSO

ELTON – According to Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff Commander of Criminal Investigations Chris Ivey, deputies responded to a complaint about a suspicious vehicle on Elton Drive, at 1 a.m. Wednesday morning. Deputies smelled the odor of burning marijuana coming from inside the white Toyota Corolla. Upon further investigation, they discovered a 14-year-old juvenile in the […]

Early soybean harvest looks promising

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LAKE ARTHUR –With good moisture and light pest pressure, this year’s Louisiana soybean crop has the potential for another record-breaking year, according to LSU AgCenter soybean specialist Ron Levy.

Faith Tabernacle Food Pantry

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   The Faith Tabernacle Church continues the tradition of serving families in the community. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Adopt Me?

Home?

   A very pregnant lab mix was dumped down a rural road in Hathaway and gave birth to six adorable puppies. The pups were recently rescued by Animal Relief Foundation and are now in need of “forever” homes. They posed for these pictures with their best “adopt me” faces in hopes of winning over their […]

Abell’s life, legacy remembered

At work, in the community, and with his family, Bill Abell was known to give his all. The longtime Welsh businessman passed away recently at the age of 88.
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By BENGT LINDELL Special to the Daily News WELSH – Charles William “Bill” Abell, former owner and operator of Abell & Son, died last week at the age of 88.

Feelin’ Froggy!

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   Leona Vanicor of Welsh snapped this picture of frogs peeping from a wind chime on a soggy Labor Day. Share your candid shots with the Jennings Daily News by emailing jdne…@bellsouth.net.

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