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Baby Gator Rescued

sp-baby gator rescued

   Brett Benoit rescued a baby alligator out of a pond and let his young neighbor, Lilly LaBouve, hold it just before they brought the gator to its new home at the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park in Jennings. Submitted photo

Three arrested in family feud

Derick Lee Crochet
Photo courtesy JDSO

Jeff Davis Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call Tuesday morning at a home on La. 26 south in Jennings. Criminal Investigations Division Commander Chris Ivey said when deputies arrived they discovered a fight had occurred in a residence with an infant in the area of the brawl. A glass mirror was broken and shards of […]

Cassidy reclaims office

Daily News photo by Dona Smith

Incumbent, Wendell Miller separated by under 400 votes By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor The most anticipated race in Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) was decided by a difference of 392 votes, putting 31st Judicial District Attorney Michael Cassidy back in office for another six years.

Teens experience night of homelessness

Members of the youth group from Our Lady Help of Christians created box shelters to experience a night of homelessness. The KC Council 2012 set up a soup kitchen and provided the youth with soup, water and bread.
Submitted photo

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Members of the youth group from Our Lady Help of Christians spent the night in boxes Saturday to simulate what one night in a homeless person’s life may be like.

Man arrested for crawfish theft

Travis Wayne Duhon
Photo courtesy JDSO

Daily News Staff Report Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a complaint of theft of crawfish. Deputies working the investigation discovered a white male from Lake Arthur was attempting to sell a 21-pound sack of crawfish.

Every Vote Counts


   Election Day has finally arrived and polls across the parish and state are open until 8 p.m. In election-related news, four Lake Arthur Council candidates – Auldon Robinson Sr., Clyde Schlesinger, Eric S. Turner, Roderick “Coach” Williams – were inadvertently left off of the Ballot Page in Sunday’s edition. These gentlemen are still very […]



   Second graders at Hathaway High School recently learned how to reuse various items to create toys, decorations and household items. Some of the kids’ creations included wind chimes crafted with old utensils and yarn; a bird feeder made from an empty milk carton; a totem poll built from empty plastic buckets; and a jet-pack […]

A Lesson with Eddie Eagle


   Jennings Police Department PCO Peaches Guidry and JDP Mascot Eddie Eagle visited the pre-k classes of Jeff Davis Parish Save the Children HeadStart to talk to them about trick or treating safety last week. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Daylight Saving Time ending

The Jennings Fire Department visited the pre-k and kindergarten classes at James Ward Elementary recently to discuss fire safety. Fire Chief Hulin Theriot reminds residents to change the batteries in their smoke detectors this weekend, as smoke detectors saved lives.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Daily News Staff Report At 2 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 2, Daylight Saving Time (DST) will end and Americans will “fall back” into fall and winter months with a little less daylight.

Tricks and Treats


   Trick or Treaters, young and old enjoyed last nights Halloween festivities. Many pets were also dressed for the evening and joined their owners on the city streets. Daily News staff photo

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