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Andrepont earns Horatio Alger scholarship

Michelle Andrepont
Submitted photo

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor HATHAWAY – Hornet senior Michelle Andrepont parlayed her successes in the classroom and in the community into a hefty scholarship this week, as she was named a Horatio Alger Association winner, one of 106 winners nationally.

Painting For Mom


James Ward Elementary Kindergarteners in Kim Precht’s class worked on a paint on canvas art project for Mother’s Day. The project was possible by an Art in Education mini grant from the Zigler Museum provided by the Jeff Davis Art Council. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

JDP educators honored at TOY Banquet

The awards for Students of the Year were presented to the following students. Pictured (from left to right) are Hailey Maldonado of WHS for the high school level, Jillian Fontenot of JES for the elementary school level and Preston (Trey) Blanchard of HHS for the middle school level.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Students, principals, teachers, faculty and support personnel of the Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) school board gathered Thursday afternoon in appreciation for the hard work and dedication put forth during the 2014-2015 school year.

Search uncovers weapons, weed

Landry Jerome Ceasar
Photo courtesy JPD

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer A Jennings man was found with stolen and illegal weapons after the Jennings Police Department (JPD) executed a no-knock search warrant at 123 Levi Street .

Man facing battery, drug charges

Gavin Williams
Photo courtesy WPD

WELSH – A 25-year-old man is facing a slew of charges here after a domestic dispute led to police discovering narcotics in his vehicle.


Milton Vanicor has performed at the New Orleans Jazz Fest and Festival of American Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend, Washington. This weekend he is bringing the show home as grand marshal and performer in Welsh’s Lagniappe Festival activities.
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Vanicor still wowing audiences at nearly 97 By ANDREA SIMAR Special to the Daily News Milton Vanicor began playing the fiddle around the age of 12, handcrafting his first fiddle out of a piece of plank wood, a broomstick wire and a can. His bow was created from a branch, cuttings from a horse’s tail […]

Start Spreadin’ The News!


The Jennings Daily News (JDN) visited New York City last week. Contributing writer and columnist Glenetta Shuey took a trip to the Big Apple with family and friends and had this picture taken outside the Russian Tea Room on W. 57th Street with Max Gray, grandson of Cindy Breaux of Jennings. Shuey also provided background […]

COA to host balance classes

Elderly citizens at the Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Council on Aging (COA) enjoyed the first of eight weeks of sessions on “A Matter of Balance.” The sessions include discussions on how to maintain good balance by controlling environment and maintaining an active healthy lifestyle.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Council on Aging (COA) will be hosting an eight-week session on how to help senior citizens improve balance, manage falls and increase activity levels.

Further Training


Members of the Jennings Police Department (JPD) attended a Defense Tactics Recertification class on baton training. JPD Patrolman Don Lirette led the class and reviewed the different types of batons used by law enforcement, as well as the proper uses of batons for defense and protection to subdue a subject without inflicting severe damage. Daily […]

It’s A Spring Thing


Springtime brings the birds and the bees to the sweet smelling wisteria in full bloom in the yard of  Donna McCormick.

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