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JDSO deputy honored by veterans

Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard
JDSO Deputy Josh Bienvenu (center) accepted the Public Servant’s Award from VFW rep Charles Woolridge (right) Friday with JDSO Supervisor Derrick Miller by his side.

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Deputy (JDSO) Josh Bienvenu is no stranger to the spotlight, because he has repeatedly displayed bravery in the line of duty. One such incident prompted Bienvenu’s supervisors to nominate him for the Public Servant’s Award with the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

MLK celebrations begin today

Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus
Friday’s Leader in Me assembly at James Ward Elementary celebrated King’s life.

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, MLK Day festivities and celebrations are scheduled to begin as early as tonight and expected to continue Monday afternoon.

Educational Theatre performs at JES

Daily News photos by Aubrey Broussard

The Educational Theatre, Inc. out of Kenner performed “Aladdin” for the students of Jennings Elementary School (JES) and James Ward Elementary School (JWES).

The Cheshire Cat Grins

Submitted photo

Skylar Henry, 14, of Hathaway, has recently begun experimenting with photography and telescopes, and caught this detailed image of the waxing crescent moon this week. Henry enjoys photography but plans to study meteorology and astronomy once she enters college. Area youth with a passion for photography are encouraged to submit some of their images for […]

Jennings man charged with selling fake drugs

Dustin Pete

The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) arrested a Jennings man Wednesday morning, Jan. 13, on a narcotics violation charge.

Round and Round We Go

Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

It wasn’t too dark for a little after school playtime for Leaha Daigle, 5, as she enjoyed the merry go round at the Shankland Park. Daigle is the daughter of Sheila Daigle and Morris Armand, all of Jennings.

Catchin’ Air

Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

Fourteen-year-old Camden Edwards enjoyed a day at the Jennings Parks and Recreation Department Skate Park on Tuesday. Edwards is the son of Chris and Marea Edwards of Jennings.

Relay for Life hosts Survivors Luncheon

Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

To give back to local survivors, the Jeff Davis Parish Relay for Life and JDP Cancer Awareness (C.A.R.E.) Group sponsored a cancer survivors luncheon. The luncheon was organized outside of the annual Relay celebration.

Field of Gold

Photo by Theresa Lyons

A colorful sunset outlines grain drier bins and equipment in Jeff Davis Parish. Grab a shot of Mother Nature in action and share it with the Jennings Daily News for possible publication. Email images with brief descriptions to

Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Local children enjoyed Monday morning Toddler Time activities at the Jeff Davis Parish Library. Toddler Time is held every Monday morning at 10 a.m. at the Main Branch located at 118 W. Plaquemine St. in Jennings.

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