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Dear Santa


   Hadlei Self, 3, the daughter of Dustyn Self and Chelsey Degeyter of Welsh, dropped her letter to Santa Claus in the big red mailbox outside of the Jennings Daily News office. Children across the area are welcome to stop by 238 Market Street in Jennings to drop their letter in the mailbox, too. All […]

Arts Council, donors rally to save Heywood

Daily News photo by Sheila Smith

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor It was only a few months ago that a crew was poised to demolish the Heywood Building in downtown Jennings.

Community rallies behind family that lost home

This Elizabeth Street home in Welsh was fully engulfed in flames upon first responders’ arrival. Luckily, no one was injured as a result of the blaze.
Photo courtesy WPD

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor The community of Welsh is rallying around a local family who lost everything they own during a house fire Tuesday evening.

Christmas Festivities Around the Parish


   Saturday was a fun-filled day of Christmas festivities as children enjoyed the Jennings and Elton parades and the Jennings Christmas Festival at the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park. Daily News photo

JPD Shop with a Cop helps area family

JPD Chief Todd D’Albor, Lt. John Kurtz and Ward Elementary Assistant Principal Tanya Gaudet helped Coby and his brothers pick out toys during a recent trip to Wal-Mart to Shop with a Cop.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Coby Bolden, 8, and his brothers Zavion Mouton, 7, and Keeylon Bolden, 6, received a special shopping trip Saturday morning from the Jennings Police Department (JPD).

Jennings native makes Top 40 list

Julie Guidry Laperouse

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Jennings native Julie Guidry Laperouse, 33, has made a name for herself in the world of talent development in Baton Rouge.

Homecoming Royalty


   Kelsey Istre (third from left) was named Midland High School’s (MHS) Homecoming Queen. She is pictured (from left to right) with MHS principal Todd Briley, her grandfather, Marcus Leleux, and the 2013 MHS Homecoming Queen, Roxie Richard. Submitted photo

Founders Present JHS Donation

Tom Presents JHS with check

Jennings Alumni Softball Tournament founders Michael Gary (top left), Jimmy Segura (top right) and Tom Precht (seated) presented Jennings High School principal Ben Oustalet (kneeling left) and Lady Dogs’ head basketball coach Becky Hall (kneeling right) with a check for $3, 565 to pay for the new Adidas uniforms the Lady Dogs are wearing this […]

Precht family still going strong

Jennings Police Chief Todd D’Albor presented the Precht family with a $1,000 check. Haydn Precht was featured as the December 2014 child in the All 4 the Children calendar fundraiser. The proceeds generated from the calendar were donated children featured in the project.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The Precht family doesn’t give up easily, because they are a family of fighters.

Crime Stoppers seeking Welsh fugitive

Damien Guidry

Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs the public’s help in locating two wanted fugitives, including a Welsh resident wanted for two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

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