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A Touch of Soul

First pitch

Vines and Tynes a community success

No injuries, foul play not suspected in house fire

A home on Wilbert D. Rochelle Avenue was completely destroyed when it became engulfed in flames this weekend. Jennings Fire Chief Hulin Theriot said shortly before 11 p.m. Friday, April 21, the department received the call regarding the fire. “The first unit arrived at one minute after 11,” he said. “Upon arrival, firefighters encountered a […]

Fun at the Festival

The Little Lifesaver: Toddler gives life, sight through death

(Editor’s note: April is National Donate Life Month. This story is the second in a series detailing how locals have been impacted by organ donation.) EVANGELINE – A week before the accident, Camryn “Toogie” Miller, 2, was sitting in his car seat as his mother Anette drove him home. “Mommy, I see pretty birds,” he […]

Eight to State: Jennings qualifies 8 for state tourney, Beard and Granger earn runner-up finishes

LAKE CHARLES – The Jennings High School Tennis team left the Lake Charles Racquet Club yesterday by sending 8 qualifiers to the state tournament in Monroe next week, and also finished with a pair of regional runner-up finishers in Trevor Beard and Brynn Granger. Coming into the tournament, the Dogs and Lady Dogs had three […]

Program History: Lady Tigers earn first playoff win in 20-year existence

MAMOU – It took two long decades, but the 2017 Lake Arthur Lady Tigers softball team has journeyed their way into the school’s record books by collecting its first ever playoff win yesterday by toppling Mamou 3-2. No. 22 Lake Arthur rallied from a 2-1 deficit in the top of the sixth inning to plate […]

Going down: JFD practices rappell drill

Firefighting is about more than extinguishing flames. It is also about being able to overcome fears in order to complete rescues. This week, members of the Jennings Fire Department (JFD) and a Jennings Daily News (JDN) staff writer experienced what it is like to overcome the fear of heights. JFD has been preparing a four-story […]

Welsh Community Center to host Crawfish Dinner fundraiser

WELSH – On Thursday, April 20, the Friends of the Welsh Museum will be cooking up and serving a variety of unique Cajun dishes for a Crawfish Dinner fundraiser. Members of the public can purchase tickets to join friends and family at the Welsh Community Center for a chance to win door prizes in addition […]

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