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Accident births Christian’s Legacy

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Christian Nelson

By SHEILA SMITH Managing Editor (Editor’s Note: April is National Donate Life Month, which encourages organ donor awareness. This story is the third in a series focusing on individuals impacted by organ donation.) LAFAYETTE – It was the day he received his driving permit that Christian Nelson learned the definition of organ donation. When the […]

Robbery leads to arrest of former Fla. Gators cornerback

Deiondre Porter

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The recent confiscation of over $75,000 in stolen electronics by the Jennings Police Department (JPD) led detectives on a six-week investigation including the armed robbery of at least two Florida stores and the arrest of two men, including former Florida Gators cornerback Deiondre Porter.

JDSO holds DARE graduation ceremony

Daily News photo by Holli Bruchhaus

Over 275 students from Jennings, Lake Arthur and Hathaway attended the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) 46th DARE Graduation Spring 2016 ceremony held this week.

Vanicor remembered at Welsh Lagniappe Festival

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Welsh Alderman Charles Drake (right) presents the Vanicor family a plaque in remembrance of the life of Milton Vanicor. The presentation was made at the Welsh Lagniappe Festival this past weekend.

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Editor WELSH – A special presentation was made during the Welsh Lagniappe Festival last weekend to honor the life of the late Welsh fiddler Milton Vanicor. Town Alderman Charles Drake, along with State Representative Johnny Guinn, presented Vanicor’s family with a plaque, and said a few words about the […]

Elton native honored by LSU College of Agriculture

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Pictured here (from left to right) are Assistant Dean Leslie Blanchard, Elton graduate and LSU student Morgan Richard and Dean of the LSU College of Agriculture and LSU Vice President of Agriculture Bill Richardson.

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer One Elton High School (EHS) graduate and Louisiana State University (LSU) senior majoring in animal, dairy and poultry sciences received the Gerald and Norma Dill College of Agriculture Alumni Association Outstanding Senior Award in Baton Rouge this month.

Mississippi man apprehended in truck theft

James Dewayne Allen

A Mississippi man was arrested this weekend, regarding a reported stolen truck out of Texas.

JDP 4-H celebrates 2016 Achievement Day

Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard
4-H clubs from all across the parish gathered at the LSU Ag Center for a day of learning, activities and fun.

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Over 500 4-H’ers from 20 Jeff Davis Parish school clubs, ranging from fourth through the twelfth grade, attended this year’s Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) 2016 Achievement Day.

Animal advocate saved additional lives as organ donor

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Cassy Phillips

By SHEILA SMITH Managing Editor (Editor’s Note: April is National Donate Life Month, which encourages organ donor awareness. This story is the second in a series focusing on individuals impacted by organ donation.) EVANGELINE – Cassy Fontenot Phillips was always vocal about her support of organ donation. She was a person who had a passion […]

Lagniappe Festival

Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

The Welsh Lagniappe Festival offered a carnival of fun this weekend. Children and adults of all ages turned out for rides, games, good food and shopping.

Deputy accused of $25k theft

Maxine Trahan

Longtime Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO) public information officer Maxine Trahan was booked into the Acadia jail Friday on a charge of felony theft over $25,000 and fired from her position.

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