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Local couple inspires novel

Haley Broussard and Ben Bonin
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer When falling in love, a couple never expects their love story to become the subject of a novel. But that’s exactly what happened to Ben Bonin of Lake Arthur and Haley Broussard of Iowa.

Church to provide school supplies for 200 kids

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By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer Members of First Baptist Church in Jennings are coming together in an effort to help provide for underprivileged children in the community.

Dance party to benefit Belt

Joel Belt
Submitted photo

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor Locals will have the chance to burn calories for a great cause during an August “Zumbathon” that will benefit a young pulmonary hypertension (PH) patient.

Two killed in fiery car crash on I-10

Photo submitted by Brian Foti

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Louisiana State Police are investigating a fiery crash that claimed the lives of two motorists on Interstate 10 Wednesday evening. Around 6 p.m., a collision between two 18-wheelers occurred after one vehicle traveling west crossed the median and hit an eastbound truck head-on. 

Flower Power

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   Bernadette Lewis of Andrus Cove enjoys the flowers in her yard, but especially enjoys the visitors that they attract. To submit your nature photos for possible publication, email photos with a brief description to jdne…@bellsouth.net Submitted photo

Teens get emergency training

Jeff Davis Sheriff Ivy Woods and Project Coordinator Sonja McCoy with the CERT teen group representing Jeff Davis Parish at the Cecil Picard camp ground in Bunkie.

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Last week, deputies from the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office took 14 teenagers from around the parish to attend a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) special training camp.

Benoit released from hospital

Sgt. Ricky Benoit and his wife, Carrolyn.
Submitted photo

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Jennings Police Department (JPD) Sgt. Ricky Benoit was released from a Lafayette hospital this morning after spending more than two weeks there recovering from a gunshot wound to the neck. Benoit was responding to a domestic dispute on June 23 when the suspect, 30-year-old George Lowdins of Jennings, shot […]

Summer Fun

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   Jennings Daily News readers shared their summer fun photos, including Kamryn Trahan, 7, of Jennings taking a dip in the pool; Marcus Edwards, 7, and Taylon Gauthreaux, 8, feeding the birds while vacationing in Florida; and Darren Guillory, 4, prepping his floatie for some summer fun at the Lake Arthur beach. To submit your […]

Miller announces bid for DA

Wendell R. Miller

Former District Attorney, Jennings City Judge, and District Judge Wendell R. Miller announced his candidacy for District Attorney in the November 4th, 2014 primary.

Alexander “earns his spurs” in art

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By GLENETTA SHUEY Special to the Daily News Learning a trade at any age is sometimes a daunting task, but teaching yourself and learning on your own takes a natural talent. Matt Alexander of Hathaway has done just that and is creating some unusually beautiful work. He works out of his log cabin shop, and […]

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