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Fair Royalty


   The Jeff Davis Parish Fair Queen’s Pageant was held Thursday night at the Jeff Davis Parish Fair Arena. Of the 12 total competing contestants, the top six chosen were Alyssa McNabb of Lacassine, Carlie Clement of Hathaway, Elizabeth Stretcher of Jennings, Kelcie Tomasee of Lacassine, Brianna Guidry of Hathaway and Madison Fontenot of Elton. […]

Thief identified, sought by JPD

Patrick W. Payne

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor The suspect wanted for causing $3,000 in damages to an ice machine in order to steal its coins has since been identified by police.

Burglary suspect leads police on vehicle pursuit

Carl Johnson

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor A Florida man who took a detour through Jennings on his way home from Houston Thursday is behind bars for committing several car burglaries at Our Lady Immaculate (OLI) School.

Local youth honored for talent

Several Jeff Davis youth took to the stage Wednesday to show off their skills for the annual Fair Talent Show.
Photo by K’Rees Broussard

Daily News Staff Report Local stars hit the stage at the Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Fair Talent Show Wednesday evening at the JDP Arena, with many taking the stage a second time to accept awards for musical performances or dancing.

Jeff Davis Parish Library reopens

Amanda Hammers and her son Logan, newcomers to the Jennings area, are shown obtaining a library card from Headquarters Branch Manager Suzanne Young. Logan was the first child to select books from the newly renovated Jefferson Davis Parish Headquarters on Oct. 1 first and he selected books about dinosaurs.
Submitted photo

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Wednesday marked the opening day of the renovated Jeff Davis Parish Headquarters library on Plaquemine Street.

Crowley animal shelter gets facelift

After months of work, the Crowley Animal shelter received a much needed new building and ID and tracking program for the animals.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer CROWLEY – The Acadia Parish Animal Shelter in Crowley has received a major facelift.

Piggy Bank visits parish for St. Jude’s

Submitted photo

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer LACASSINE – Yes, that was a big pink paper mache’ pig riding down the road on the back of a trailer.

Fourth arrested in theft case

Tyler Trahan
Photo courtesy JDSO

A fourth subject was arrested Tuesday in connection with ATV thefts reported Monday on Jeff Davis Academy Road.

Burglary suspect sought

Jennings Police are attempting to identify this burglary suspect wanted for breaking into a coin device in Jennings Tuesday.
Photo courtesy JPD

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor City police are looking for information that will hopefully help them identify a burglary suspect. On Tuesday Sept. 30, officers with the Jennings Police Department (JPD) were notified of the burglary of a coin-operated device in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot on North Cutting Avenue.

Fire up the grill for JFD annual barbecue

It’s time for the JFD annual barbecue. Tickets are on sale with the JFD and may be purchased at the central station or with any firefighter for $9.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer It’s time for the Jennings Fire Department (JFD) annual barbecue plate lunch fundraiser again.

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