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Making it to the big time

Lake Arthur’s Ashalun Brown recently won the Lake Area Idol contest and earned a trip to meet the American Idol judges and audition in Atlanta in September.
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By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer LAKE ARTHUR – People from all over the world sit on their couches, glued to television screens week-to-week to see who will have the chance to become an American Idol. Most people could only dream of the chance to sit in front of three of the most popular […]

No One Injured in Vehicle Fire

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The Roanoke Fire Department responded to a call of a vehicle fire on Sunday, August 9, at approximately 1:10 p.m. When they arrived, the pick up truck was fully involved. The fire was believed to be caused by a combination of electrical and fuel combustion. No one was injured and no foul play was suspected. […]

Teen victim identified

Kyvonte Eaglin

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The victim killed during an altercation at a party that occurred over the weekend has been identified as 17-year-old Jawon Lennette of Jennings.

Finishing Touches


With the first day of school around the corner, Jennings Elementary School (JES) fifth grade math teacher and school math leader Debbie Marceaux is finishing last minute details in her classroom. With a little help from her assistant, JES sixth grader, 11-year-old Kaitlyn Navarre, the two are just about ready for students to fill the […]

Lemoine highlights orientation at EHS

Former EHS All-State running back Marcus Lemoine spoke at the school’s sixth-grade orientation on Friday morning. Lemoine stressed the importance of the family atmosphere EHS provides for their students and wished all of them well in the coming school year.
Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer ELTON – Incoming sixth-grade students at Elton High School (EHS) were treated to quite the guest speaker at Friday’s orientation activities. Former EHS running back and current University of Arkansas-Monticello (UAM) freshman Marcus Lemoine gave the students a pep talk about what their future at EHS can hold. […]

Sex offender booked on violation

Mark Buller

Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s deputies charged an Iowa man with a sex offender violation Thursday. 

WES Teachers Prepare Classrooms


Welsh Elementary School (WES) fourth grade teacher Connie Hebert and her helper Mariah Manuel, a ninth grader from Welsh High School (WHS), are busy preparing Hebert’s classroom and student folders for the fast-approaching school year. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

18- Wheeler Crashes into Lacassine House

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Following a three-vehicle crash in Lacassine Thursday morning, an 18-wheeler drove into a house on La. Hwy. 190, just south of U.S. 90. Louisiana State Police Troop D Sgt. James Anderson said two people suffered minor injuries and one person suffered moderate injuries in the crash. Photo courtesy LSP

Petition to name pressbox for Precht a possibility

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By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer A petition to rename the press box at Jerry Simmons Stadium after the late Tom Precht is being researched by Jeff Davis Parish School Board (JDPSB) member Jimmy Segura.

New To The Scene

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Incoming freshmen at Jennings High gathered for orientation Wednesday, which included activities, school tours and more. Daily News photo by Dylan Brossette

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