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Lacassine pair arrested for burglary

Ronnie Owens

The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a service call Sunday in reference to a burglary on Hwy.101 in Lacassine. The victim told responding deputies that upon entering his home, he noticed several items were missing. As the victim inspected his residence, he found that the apartment had been entered through the attic access […]

COA, sheriff host annual fall gumbo

Senior citizens from all over Jeff Davis Parish enjoyed a chicken and sausage gumbo luncheon hosted by the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Department. Lunch was preceded by a game of bingo and door prizes were given out through out the morning.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer WELSH – The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office and Council on Aging (COA) held the annual fall festival gumbo Friday, Oct. 10 at the Welsh Community Center. The event was open to all senior citizens ages 60 and over residing in Jeff Davis Parish.

Colorful Run

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   Color PHor a Cure returned to the City of Jennings for its second year Saturday, with more than 1,200 hitting the streets in an effort to raise awareness and research funding for pulmonary hypertension. Daily News photo by Dylan Brossette

Women sought in credit card theft

Photo courtesy JDSO

On September 12, two black females used a stolen credit card to make $1,200 in unauthorized purchases from the Wal-mart store in Jennings. The credit card was stolen from a victim residing in Crowley.

Candidates discuss future, past at forum

Michael Cassidy and Wendell Miller

By SHEILA SMITH and REBECCA CHAISSON (Editor’s Note: This is the second and final story highlighting the district attorney candidates political forum which was held Oct. 9 at the Strand Theatre in Jennings.) Past mistakes and questionable expenses were a hot topic Thursday night as Thirty-First Judicial District Attorney incumbent Michael Cassidy and challenger Wendell […]

Overturned Vehicle on La. 102 Reported

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   An underage male driver lost control of a 1985 Corvette while traveling north on La. 102 near mile marker 24.8 on Thursday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. The vehicle left the road and overturned before sliding several feet and uprooting a bush. No one was injured in the incident and the driver was issued a […]

Repeat drug offender cited, released on cocaine charge

Jermaine Pattum
Photo courtesy JDSO

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor A Jennings man who is currently on probation for a drug violation and is out of jail on bond for a vehicular homicide charge was arrested yet again this week for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

Cassidy, Miller face public at forum

Michael Cassidy and Wendell Miller
Daily News photo by Sheila Smith

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor (Editor’s Note: This story is part one of two highlighting the district attorney candidates forum.) Residents filled the Strand Theatre Thursday night to listen as Thirty-First Judicial District Attorney incumbent Michael Cassidy and challenger Wendell Miller answered questions in a political forum.

Cookin’ It Up For CADA

Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

The winners of the Tuesday CADA Taste and Tell cooking contest were as follows: Best Overall – Crawfish Bisque by Wendell Miller. Best Appetizer – Arrested Chicken by the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Department and Sheriff Ivy Woods. Best Entrée – Pulled Pork Sliders by the Jeff Davis Parish District Attorney’s office and District Attorney […]

Color PHor a Cure to celebrate life, hope

Joel Belt (above) is “loving life” as his family races to find a cure for his disease.

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor At 9 a.m. Saturday, October 11, the communities of Jeff Davis Parish and surrounding areas will gather for “something much bigger than a race”.

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