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HHS Announces School Queen Pageant Representatives

Hathaway Fair Queen Reps

The Hathaway High School Fair Queen Representatives for 2015 are pictured here (from left to right), including Queen Breanna Guidry, First Alternate Morgan Fruge and Katie Lejeune. Submitted photo

Wilson brothers persevere in wake of tragedy

Eric Wilson (left) and Jamal Wilson continue to thrive in life after dealing with the loss of their mother, Nita Wilson.
Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer ELTON – Brothers Jamal and Eric Wilson have had to endure a number of tragedies in their young lives, a few that most youngsters their age probably wouldn’t have been able to handle so well.

Recalling Rita

Daily News file photo

Daily News Staff Report Today marks 10 years since Hurricane Rita slammed into the shore near the Texas/Louisiana border on Sept. 24, 2005, bringing with her a 20-mile storm surge, high winds and tornadoes.

Morning On The Lake

sp-morning on the lake

Jason Lacombe captured a serene scene recently while working on Lake Arthur. Share your outdoor photos from around Jeff Davis Parish by emailing the image and a brief description to

Crash Reported on Overpass


At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22, the Jennings Police Department (JPD) and Jennings Fire Department (JFD) responded to a one-vehicle crash on the La. 97 overpass. A 2000 Kenworth semi-truck registered to Cajun Well Services Inc. of Breaux Bridge was driven by Kernel J. Tauzin, also from Breaux Bridge, and was traveling eastbound […]

Couple arrested for juvenile cruelty

Japheal Griffin

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Two people were arrested this weekend after a toddler was put in a scalding tub of water, leaving the skin burned from her legs.

Youth group sews for needy children

Jeff Davis Parish you enjoyed learning a new skill, as well as having an opportunity to help those in need as they were taught how to sew clothes for under privileged children in Nicaragua.
Daily News photos by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer A group of volunteers, including many area youths, gave up their Saturday afternoon to sew clothes for under-privileged children in Matagalpa, Nicaragua.

Lions Club Triathlon 2015


The Jennings Lions Club hosted its annual “We Tri for Those Who Can’t” triathlon Sunday morning and welcomed 68 participants. In the men’s division, the top competitors included Patrick Miller, first; Charles McAdon, second; and Seth Jones, third. For the ladies’ competition, the winners included Amie Medeiros, first; Jennifer Hooper, second; and Ginny Sonnier, third. […]

Basile woman facing attempted murder charge

Peggy Bergeaux

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer A Basile woman is facing attempted murder charges after she was caught on camera assaulting an elderly man in his home.

Heywood efforts take new direction

Workers and volunteers have been collecting salvageable material and antique bricks from the Heywood Building in an effort to preserve what is left of the structure. The goal of the Save the Heywood committee is to be able to secure and use the structure as a location the public may use.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Although the previous plans for the iconic Heywood Building have changed multiple times, volunteers and supporters of the project have not let the most recent setback deter the ongoing efforts.

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