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Hackberry ag building to be named for Racca

Steve Racca
Submitted photo

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer HACKBERRY – A former Jennings High School (JHS) graduate who passed away in 2010 will be honored with the renaming of the Hackberry High School (HHS) agriculture building here on August 22.

Belgian teacher finds way to EHS

Benoit Embrechts

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer ELTON – The Elton High School (EHS) faculty has grown by one unique teacher to begin the 2015 school year. Newly hired foreign language teacher Benoit Embrechts may have a first name resembling one we heard around this area, but the 29-year-old teacher is thousands of miles away […]

World traveler visits Jennings

Tom Turcich made the Jeff Davis Parish Library in Jennings a part of his journey as he travels around the world. Turcich began his journey in Haddon Township, New Jersey, and expects the complete trip to take a total of five years.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer A world traveler recently visited Jennings as he undergoes a five-year journey to walk around the world.

Gimme Shelter (And Milk)

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One of three kittens discovered abandoned in a dumpster behind a Jennings business on July 25 continues to thrive thanks to volunteers with the Animal Relief Foundation (ARF). Sadly, one of the kittens did not survive, but two remain with fosters and will be going to their forever homes soon. To donate to ARF’s work […]

JDSO arrests sex offender

Keith Achane

The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office apprehended another individual for failure to register as a sex offender. According to Commander of Criminal Investigations Chris Ivey, deputies located and arrested Keith Napoleon Achane, 44, of 308 N. Kennedy Street in Welsh on an outstanding warrant for failure to register as a sex offender. Achane was booked […]

Off To School


Students flowed off of area school buses on Wednesday as the 2015-16 school year got underway. Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

Eyes on the Ball

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Local high school football teams are in full preparation for the upcoming 2015 season. Scrimmages are set to begin on August 20, while jamborees will kick off on August 27 and 28. Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

Teen charged with carnal knowledge

Vontrell Deshaun Simon

The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a sex crime occurring at a residence on Third Street in Fenton. Detectives responded to Memorial Hospital in Lake Charles where the victim was receiving medical attention and examination.  The victim gave a statement describing what allegedly occurred and identified the suspect and the location […]

Back To School


School is in for the year! Public school students in Jeff Davis and Acadia parishes returned to classes this morning to kick off the 2015-2016 year. In Jennings, parents escorted small children to their classrooms at James Ward Elementary, while Jennings High students looked over class schedules before the morning bell. Daily News staff photo

Parish burn ban in effect

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By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff and Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) Director Ivy Woods, Police Jury President Donald Woods and the fire chiefs from departments throughout the parish met Tuesday to finalize issuing a 30-day parish-wide burn band.

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