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Alexander “earns his spurs” in art

Submitted photo

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 […]

Taking A Tour


   Firefighters from Jennings Fire Department gave a tour of the fire truck to children who came to a Jeff Davis Public Library gathering at Founder’s Park earlier this week. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Stars and Stripes


   Local children and law enforcement kicked off the 4th of July Celebration at the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park on Thursday evening. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Playtime in the Park

Marly age 8

   Local youth have been spending more time at the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park in Jennings during summer break. Share pictures of what your children have been doing this summer by emailing the images with a brief description to jdne… Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Dugas enjoying creative journey

Dugas creates monogramed door signs in his outdoor work area.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Local artist Dwight Dugas wears many creative hats. A native of Lake Arthur, Dugas and his mother moved to Baton Rouge when he was four. He grew up there and after high school he began a salon apprenticeship under Lee Daquin at the Avalon Salon in Baton Rouge.

Handle fireworks with caution


By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor As people celebrate Independence Day with family and friends this year, there are a few safety tips and firework restriction reminders local police and firemen want people to remember to help keep your The Fourth fun. 

Fourth of July Jig


   The Jeff Davis Parish Council on Aging hosted their annual Fourth of July Bash on Tuesday. Shirley Dartest was named this year’s queen and Paul Lyons was named king. Entertainment was provided by the Backdoor Band. Daily News photos by Denver Brown

LCPD, WPD see smooth shift in Jennings

Welsh police handled business at the Jennings Police station while Lake Charles officers patrolled the city Tuesday. The outside assistance allowed Jennings officers the opportunity to attend an in-service at the Burton J. LeBlanc Training Facility.
Daily News photo by Dylan Brossette

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor While all members of the Jennings Police Department (JPD) took part in an in-service Tuesday, the Lake Charles and Welsh police departments took over law enforcement in the city.

Stars and Stripes returning


Daily News Staff Report The skies over Jennings will light up Thursday night as the city holds its  annual Stars and Stripes Celebration at the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park.

Andrus Cove residents banding together against crime

JDP District Attorney Michael Cassidy (right) was one official who addressed concerned Andrus Cove residents Monday evening.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer ANDRUS COVE – Residents gathered at the fire station here for their first-ever neighborhood watch meeting Monday due to concerns over increasing drug activity in the area.

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