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Cormier thriving despite setbacks


By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Shannon and Gena Cormier of Lacassine know a thing or two about miracles.

Woman charged in filing false report, theft

Mandi Gallagher

Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office received a complaint from a woman that someone was trying to use her identity to purchase a car and Dish satellite service with her identity, Criminal Investigation Division Commander Chris Ivey reported Friday. 

Bethel Crowns Queen

bethel crowns homecoming queen

During its homecoming game Thursday evening, the Bethel Christian student body crowned senior Brinley Duhon as its 2014-2015 Homecoming Queen. Brinley is the daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Duhon. Photo courtesy Thousand Words of Louisiana

Tigers On Fire


   The community rallied for Lake Arthur High School’s homecoming bonfire Thursday, while Councilman Troy Trahan got an aerial view of the town’s Tiger spirit at Curt Cormier’s and Renee Abshire’s Hebert Ave. residence. Photos courtesy Chrystal Breaux and Troy Trahan

Party on Main!


   Jennings High students and supporters rolled down Main Street Thursday evening to celebrate homecoming. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Health officials confirm 11 new West Nile Virus infections


By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) confirmed 11 new cases of West Nile virus last week, including one case reported out of Jeff Davis Parish.

Homecoming Hijinx!


   Students at Bethel Christian, Jennings High and Lake Arthur High have been enjoying a week filled with fun as they anticipate homecoming games and activities tonight through the weekend. However, Jennings Police Chief Todd D’Albor said today that activities such as rolling houses and yards with toilet paper, planting plastic utensils across yards and […]

Local responders attend pipeline safety class

Consultant and former firefigher Mark Baker led the training class for emergency planning for several parish emergency responder groups.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Several pipeline companies from the surrounding southwest Louisiana area hosted a Pipeline Emergency response training class on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.

Two charged with improper behavior with a juvenile

David W. Young

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor WELSH – Detectives here arrested two Jennings residents Tuesday in a case involving a child under the age of 13.

Remembering Rita


   Nine years ago today, Hurricane Rita made landfall as the fourth most-intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded, flooding Southwest Louisiana and causing over $12 billion in damages. Here at home, Jeff Davis Parish residents experienced downed power lines, fallen trees, roof damages, flooding, fuel shortages and difficulties traveling local roadways. Daily News file photos

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