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Overturned Vehicle on La. 102 Reported


   An underage male driver lost control of a 1985 Corvette while traveling north on La. 102 near mile marker 24.8 on Thursday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. The vehicle left the road and overturned before sliding several feet and uprooting a bush. No one was injured in the incident and the driver was issued a […]

Repeat drug offender cited, released on cocaine charge

Jermaine Pattum
Photo courtesy JDSO

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor A Jennings man who is currently on probation for a drug violation and is out of jail on bond for a vehicular homicide charge was arrested yet again this week for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

Cassidy, Miller face public at forum

Michael Cassidy and Wendell Miller
Daily News photo by Sheila Smith

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor (Editor’s Note: This story is part one of two highlighting the district attorney candidates forum.) Residents filled the Strand Theatre Thursday night to listen as Thirty-First Judicial District Attorney incumbent Michael Cassidy and challenger Wendell Miller answered questions in a political forum.

Cookin’ It Up For CADA

Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

The winners of the Tuesday CADA Taste and Tell cooking contest were as follows: Best Overall – Crawfish Bisque by Wendell Miller. Best Appetizer – Arrested Chicken by the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Department and Sheriff Ivy Woods. Best Entrée – Pulled Pork Sliders by the Jeff Davis Parish District Attorney’s office and District Attorney […]

Color PHor a Cure to celebrate life, hope

Joel Belt (above) is “loving life” as his family races to find a cure for his disease.

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor At 9 a.m. Saturday, October 11, the communities of Jeff Davis Parish and surrounding areas will gather for “something much bigger than a race”.

Police Jury chooses fills vacant seat

Bill LaBouve

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury  has elected a new juror to fill the vacant District 13 seat, which covers the Lacassine area.

Taste and Tell fundraiser a success

The annual CADA Taste and Tell fundraiser cook off received great community support and success.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Tuesday night’s Taste and Tell fundraiser for the Communities Against Domestic Abuse (CADA) women’s shelter was a huge success, according to organizers.

Blood Moon

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The second – and final – total lunar eclipse of 2014 occurred early Wednesday morning, as the “blood moon” appeared a coppery red color. A lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, Earth and the full moon form a nearly straight line so that the full moon passes through the Earth’s shadow. Photo by Theresa Lyons

Louisiana rice crop better than expected

Local farmer Kevin Berken enjoys finishing up a great harvest from his front row seat.
Submitted photo

The 2014 Louisiana rice crop is better than expected, “but not as good as last year”, Johnny Saichuk, LSU AgCenter rice specialist, reported.

Semi Pulls Down Power Line


   An 18-wheeler caught a low cable line on the corner of East Madison and South Doyle Monday afternoon shortly before 2 p.m., causing the utility pole to break and fall on the trailer. Power was temporarily cut off from the line while emergency personnel assisted the driver, Bobby Brooks and his passenger out of […]

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