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Walter Butler “blessed” to experience three combat tours

Retired Major Walter Butler

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer Stubborn, hard-headed, ambitious – These are three words that can probably be used to describe quite a few of our great military veterans throughout the country, but according to retired Major Walter Butler, nobody exemplified these descriptions more than he did. 

Flamingos flocking local lawns for a worthy cause

Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor The Key Club of Jennings High is joining forces with Kiwanis and Key Club members across the globe in an effort to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), a painful disease that kills one baby every nine minutes (about 160 newborns each day) and a significant number of women.

Bertrand remains Mayor of Lake Arthur

Robbie Bertrand

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Robbie Bertrand was elected to serve a second four-year term as the Mayor of Lake Arthur.

Belt makes the big screen in NYC

the big screen

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Jennings resident Joel Belt made the world’s largest public video big screen this week, as the four-year-old was featured on the NASDAQ screen in New York City to drum up support for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. Joel’s dad, Josh Belt, has been working with the PHA team for the […]

Veterans Day activities and celebrations to be held throughout Jeff Davis Parish


By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The month of November brings several Veterans Day celebrations to the schools, townships and cities of Jeff Davis Parish. Beginning Friday of this week and continuing into mid-week of next week, several programs and ceremonies will be held to honor the veterans in the area.

Pink For A Purpose

sp-pink for a purpose

   Students at James Ward Elementary School showed their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month last month, as well as the Melissa Doise Walk/Run in Jennings. Students wore pink shirts and jeans to raise money for the local cancer assistance organization, collecting just over $450 for the cause. This is just one of many community […]

Get Well, Tom!


We at the Jennings Daily News ask that you keep our friend and sports writer Tom Precht in your thoughts and prayers. Tom suffered a stroke earlier this week and is currently in the hospital battling for his health. Tom is a vital part of our team in the sports department, as well as a […]

Baby Gator Rescued

sp-baby gator rescued

   Brett Benoit rescued a baby alligator out of a pond and let his young neighbor, Lilly LaBouve, hold it just before they brought the gator to its new home at the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park in Jennings. Submitted photo

Three arrested in family feud

Derick Lee Crochet
Photo courtesy JDSO

Jeff Davis Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call Tuesday morning at a home on La. 26 south in Jennings. Criminal Investigations Division Commander Chris Ivey said when deputies arrived they discovered a fight had occurred in a residence with an infant in the area of the brawl. A glass mirror was broken and shards of […]

Cassidy reclaims office

Daily News photo by Dona Smith

Incumbent, Wendell Miller separated by under 400 votes By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor The most anticipated race in Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) was decided by a difference of 392 votes, putting 31st Judicial District Attorney Michael Cassidy back in office for another six years.

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