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Bird Buffet

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   Hummingbirds have been battling over feeders and nectar in recent weeks. Zula Lyons took these photos of the birds enjoying the day near her home. Share your nature photos by emailing them to jdne…@bellsouth.net. Submitted photos

JDSO to have prescription drug drop-off day

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By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff Office (JDSO) and the Drug Enforcement Administration will be coordinating a one-day collaborative effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our communities. Saturday, Sept. 27 will be the second time this year the JDSO coordinates the event.

Diabetic Health Day Hosted

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   The Jeff Davis Council on Aging hosted a Diabetic Health Day on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Several vendors were on hand to answer questions about diabetes concerns like diet, exercise and supplies. Guest speaker Katharina Bougard was there to talk to participants about understanding diabetes. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Possible plan to save the Heywood building

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By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The iconic Heywood building has been given a pardon from demolition – for now.

Vehicle Fire Reported

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   The Jennings Fire Department was called to a vehicle fire on Interstate 10 near milepost 63 in the westbound lane Tuesday afternoon. Jennings Fire Chief Hulin Theriot said the fire was fully involved when the department arrived on the scene. The driver of the vehicle said the car wasn’t running badly but believes something […]

Jennings man arrested for failure to appear

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Jeff Davis Parish warrants division issued an arrest Monday for Stephen Scott Duhon, 27, of West Clara Street of Jennings. According to JDSO Criminal Investigations Commander Chris Ivey, Duhon was a fugitive wanted for failure to appear on a third offense driving while intoxicated charge. Duhon was booked into the parish jail without incident and […]

Revitalization plans underway in city

Local artist Ronnie Collins has been touching up the large mural in Founders Park on Main Street. The project is part of a larger goal to beautify and rejuvenate the Jennings downtown area.
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By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The Jennings Industrial Development Board (JIDB) has begun major plans to rejuvenate the Historic Downtown Jennings area.

Working Out for a Good Cause!

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   A Saturday morning Zumbathon fundraiser held at the Hampton Inn raised over $515 for Communities Against Domestic Abuse (CADA). A separate fundraiser was also held last week to benefit the non-profit group. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

JDP Library renovations close to completion

Library administration staff are busy placing books back on the shelves as extensive renovations come to an end.
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By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Library renovations are finally nearing completion.

Training Day

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Several Jennings Police Department members gathered at the Burton J. LeBlanc Training Facility Thursday to get a few lessons in defensive tactics, which included techniques in overpowering and apprehending uncooperative suspects. Daily News photo by Sheila Smith

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