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My Faith, My Promise


Local Girl Scout troops across the parish attended a workshop at Welsh First Methodist Church last Saturday. The workshop was for Scouts earning their My Faith, My Promise pin. Scouts earn the pin by carefully examining the Girl Scout Law and directly tying it to tenets of their faith. The pin complements existing religious recognitions […]

Wreck Reported


A two-vehicle accident occurred this morning on the corner of Fifth and Sherman streets in Jennings. The driver of the Suburban was sent to a local hospital with minor injuries. No further details were available as of press time today. Daily News photo by Denver Brown

JDSO reports arrests

Kylie Parsons
Photo courtesy JDSO

Daily News Staff Report The Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office reported two arrests Tuesday.

Behind the Mask

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Sixth grade girls at Our Lady Immaculate Catholic School had the opportunity to create plaster masks in Kris Reed’s art class. This project was made possible by the Jeff Davis Arts Council. Pictured here, Savannah Noeske puts the finishing touches on Darcy Lavergne before the material dries. Submitted photo

Man donates kidney to niece

Victoria Allen is pictured with her uncle, David Savoy, who donated his kidney to her last month.

Submitted photo

By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer Victoria Allen of Jennings and has been struggling with kidney failure since the age of two.

Events Planned for National Library Week


Mayor Cathy Hollingsworth signed the proclamation for National Library Week as Kitty March, Elton Branch Manager, looked on. National Library Week will be observed April 11-17. Elton Parish Library will hold an Open House on Tuesday, April 15 from 1-3 pm. Refreshments will be served. This year’s theme is “Lives Change at Your Library”.  Patrons […]

Three arrested in Shine Alley search

This residence at 122 Shine Alley remained under surveillance for the last 30 days. Police were able to gather enough intelligence for a search warrant, which led to the discovery of approximately $6,000 worth of marijuana and crack cocaine.
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By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor A month-long investigation into a suspected drug house on Shine Alley led to three arrests Monday after a search warrant resulted in the seizure of marijuana and crack cocaine.

Don’t Worry…. Be Happy!!

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Choco, a four-year-old chihuahua mix, always wakes up with a smile on his face. Proud owner is Veronica Riley of Welsh. To submit your favorite photos to the Jennings Daily News for possible publication, email the picture with a brief description to jdne… Submitted photo

Shallow named Student of the Year finalist

Marcus Shallow is pictured here with EHS Principal Danielle Simien and JDP Superintendent of Schools Brian LeJeune.
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By SAIGE BLANCHARD Daily News Staff Writer Eighteen students have been selected across the state of Louisiana as Regional Finalists for the State’s Students of the Year Award. Students are selected as Regional Finalists on criteria that measures academic achievement, leadership skills, character, and service to both their school and communities.

On Your Mark…

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Area track teams competed for individual honors Friday at the annual Welsh Relays. Jeff Davis Parish track teams will participate in the parish meet hosted by Lake Arthur later this week as district and regional competitions loom. See today’s Sports for results. Daily News photo by Margaret Sonnier

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