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Texas student volunteers reach out to Jennings residents

Over 200 middle and high school students from Texas churches are spending a week of their summer vacation helping Jennings residents bounce back from the August 2016 flooding. The students, ranging in age from junior high to college, are members of BOUNCE Student Disaster Recovery, a ministry of the Texas Baptists. BOUNCE invites students to […]

Taking the Oath of Office

Whip it: Community groups team up to host cooking camp

Jeff Davis Business and Community Coalition (JDBCC) teamed with the LSU AgCenter to provide a Cooking Healthy and Enjoyable Foods (CHEF) Camp for local youth. Southern University AgCenter Nutrition Educator Sharnet Nixon said the class is designed to teach basic nutrition, as well as hands-on cooking skills, cooking terminology, kitchen safety, food safety, etiquette and […]

Cause of crash unknown

For the birds


‘A true gentleman’: Former LA council member Duhon remembered

LAKE ARTHUR – Former longtime Councilman Ellsworth “Wordy” Duhon, 82, passed away Sunday afternoon. Duhon, the oldest of five children, and a lifelong Lake Arthur resident was a 1953 Lake Arthur High School graduate where he also played basketball and football. He then attended McNeese State University before joining the United States Army. With 53 […]

Guinn assumes mayor’s seat

In his first week in office, Mayor Henry Guinn is working to fulfill the campaign promise he made to Jennings residents regarding city beautification. Guinn, who officially took office on July 1, said a crew is being formed that will see to landscaping and groundskeeping at all city properties on a regular basis. “This crew […]

Summer Feeding Program receives visit from EMS

Celebrating the Fourth

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