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Goodbye, Summer

The Jeff Davis Parish Library hosted the end of the reading program summer bash glow party at the Tupper museum. The children enjoyed a glow in the dark puppet show, followed by an indoor picnic lunch provided by the Summer Feeding Program, and concluded with games and activities.

Colleagues recall Smith’s legacy

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor He never met a stranger; that’s what his friends will remember about him.  His affable nature and strong leadership helped Tommy Smith ascend from a substitute teacher in Lake Arthur in 1972, to superintendent of schools in Jeff Davis Parish 31 years later. Smith served the parish for […]

C’est Fini

Suspect sought in South Main shooting

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Police are searching for a suspect wanted for a Tuesday night shooting on South Main Street that sent one man to a local hospital. 

Sharing Memories

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Rogers and Earlene Fontenot of Pine Island spend almost every day together at the Southwest Louisiana War Veterans Home.  In fact, Earlene travels six days every week to spend a few hours with her husband, an Army veteran who served in Vietnam.

Officers respond to I-10 accident

Walgreens robbed at gunpoint

Walgreens 3

By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer The Jennings Police Department (JDP) responded to an armed robbery call late Saturday night after two suspects emptied a cash register and fired a single shot inside of Walgreens. 

All Better

sibling love

Emery and Ella Leger enjoy some sibling bonding time in their backyard in Lake Arthur. Send your sweet moments to us at jdne…

Oil and Gas Park welcomes new residents

Francis Comeaux releases his ducks into their new home at the Oil and Gas Park.

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Francis Comeaux of Elton is only 13 but knows a thing or two about responsibility. When he was only nine his grandmother, LouAnna David, gave him a few ducklings to care for. 

Paws to Read


   The Jeff Davis Public Library partnered with the Carnegie Library to host the Paws to Read activity day at the Jennings Conference Center. A group of local children participated in coloring and art activity, followed by lunch provided by the Summer Feeding Program. Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s K-9 Deputy Mike Gary introduced the children […]

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