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“The Greatest”

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Wallace Davis, Jr. and Muhammad Ali formed a friendship in the 1970’s after Davis sought public support in his fight for justice when he claimed he was shot in his back by a Chicago policeman.

Jennings native recalls friendship with Ali By SHEILA SMITH Managing Editor CHICAGO – Most people know Muhammad Ali as a champion boxer who earned the right to call himself “The Greatest,” but to others he was known as being one of the greatest humanitarians and friends.

Arrest made in truck stop burglary

Zachery Tate Jacquet,

Detectives with the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) made an arrest Friday morning in reference to burglarized vehicles at Peto’s truck stop in Roanoke.

The Big Performance

Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

Future cheerleaders wrapped up the week-long Jennings High School mini-cheer camp on Friday with a grand performance for family and friends. The camp taught youngsters the basics of cheer, and each group practiced a routine for the show on Friday.

Dinner is Served

Daily News photo by Sheila Smith

The seasonal feedings began at the Gator Chateau inside the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park in Jennings Friday afternoon. Rain didn’t stop gators of all sizes from lining up to chomp on chicken. The feedings will be held every Friday at 3:30 p.m. through September and are open to the public.

Jumping into Summer

Daily News photo by Holli Bruchhaus

Local teenagers enjoyed time at the Jennings City Pool Wednesday on its opening day. General swim is available from 2-5 p.m. Monday through Friday at a cost of $1.50 to every person over the age of three. For more information on the pool, call 821-5526.

JDP Parent Center closing for summer


By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer For several years, parents have been able to visit the Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Media Center to check out, and take home, learning material, keeping students’ educational needs refreshed during the summer months.

My New Friend

Daily News photo by Sheila Smith

Gregory Miller, 8, of Evangeline, snuggles up to his new friend, five-week-old Daschund pup Rubble.

JHS Mini Cheer Camp

Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

Girls of all ages converged on JHS for its annual cheer camp. The camp will run through Thursday, concluding wtih a performance that morning.

LeBlanc, NSU take silver at National Championship

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Jami LeBlanc

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Staff Writer GAINSEVILLE, Ga. — There was a moment, a fleeting feeling of fear, when NSU rower Jami LeBlanc said she felt like she and her four-boat teammates were in over their heads and may be outmatched during the ACRA rowing national championship regatta on Sunday.

Camp Coushatta opens June 7

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By SHEILA SMITH Managing Editor ELTON – Area youth have the chance to have fun in the great outdoors while exploring a trail filled with history and cultural lessons at Camp Coushatta starting next week.

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