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Local airman surprises little brother

Austin and Darion pose for a picture as the two are reunited this past Friday at Jennings Elementary.
Daily News photo by Denver Brown

By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer Brotherly love is one of the strongest feelings a young boy has in his life, especially to his older brother. This holds true for Austin Ewing, a third grade student at Jennings Elementary, who received a surprise last Friday that he will not soon forget.

Public presented plan for new jail, sales tax

Sheriff Ivy Woods is asking residents to support a 10-year, half-cent sales tax that is up for vote on May 3.
Daily News photo by Sheila Smith

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Sheriff Ivy Woods presented his case for a new 200-bed jail Monday night, asking residents to financially back that plan by voting in favor of a 10-year, half-cent sales tax on May 3 that would operate and maintain the facility.

Navarre featured in calendar

courtesy jpd-JPD MARCH CHILD katlyn

By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer Kaitlyn Navarre is the beautiful little girl featured in the Jennings Police Department’s All 4 the Children calendar for the month of March. She is ten years old and attends Jennings Elementary.

$11K in narcotics seized during search

cash

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor The Jennings Police Department (JPD) recovered $11,000 worth of roxycodone tablets during a simple traffic stop Friday, with one local man arrested following a subsequent cavity search.

JPD, law enforcement community mourn Cooley

Jean Cooley

By TESHA ONELLION Staff Writer Jennings Police Department (JPD) is mourning the loss of retired Det. Jean Cooley, who passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014, in New Orleans after a long battle with health issues.

My Buddy and Me

sp-my buddy and me

Kowen Hargrave, 3, and his 12-week-old puppy, Bella, took a little nap while running the roads this week. Kowen is the son of Crystal Benoit and Shane Hargrave of Iota. Submitted photo

DA addresses law enforcement officers

Daily News photo by Denver Brown

By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer Members of the Jennings, Lake Arthur, Welsh, Elton and Fenton police departments gathered at the former National Guard Armory (NGA) in Jennings on Tuesday to receive updated information regarding different aspects of law enforcement.

JALH to undergo three-phase expansion

Jennings American Legion Hospital will be able to expand its emergency department and operating area thanks to $10 million in bonds approved by the state.
Daily News photo by Sheila Smith

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor Jennings American Legion Hospital (JALH) will be undergoing a three-phase project that includes expanding its suite of operating rooms, creating a new front entrance off of Elton Road and expanding its emergency department.

JDP to outlaw saggy pants

saggy pants

By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer The Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury has decided to adopt an ordinance to ban saggy pants. It will make it illegal for anyone to appear in public ‘sagging’ their pants to where it shows that person’s skin or undergarments.

Two suspects indicted in murder case

Keagon Reon

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Two Jennings men will stand trial for the New Year’s Eve murder of 21-year-old Ruston Reed, who was found shot to death in the middle of Racca Road on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.

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