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Hicks arrested for crack stashed in coffee pot

Felicia Hicks
Photo courtesy JPD

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Thanks to the watchful eye of the local Neighborhood Watch Program in Jennings, a 26-year-old resident of Florence Street saw her drug manufacturing operation shut down by city police.

Party Crowd


Kiddos in Elton got in touch with their Cajun roots during Saturday’s annual Children’s Mardi Gras run through the countryside. The event offered chicken chasing, dancing to Cajun music, begging for change and a gumbo to top off the day. Daily News photo by Sheila Smith

Low oil prices have many concerned


By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer While news of lower oil and gas prices are usually seen as great news to most of the consumers of Southwest Louisiana, there is a growing concern of job layoffs facing the numerous oilfield workers that reside in our area of the state.

Just Ducky


Tuesday afternoon wasn’t too cold for Analiesse Bergeaux, 3, of Evangeline to spend some time feeding the ducks at the Oil and Gas Park in Jennings. Bergeaux is the daughter of Ruston and Brooke Bergeaux. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Rainy Day

Jaylee Kate

Rain and cool temperatures couldn’t keep seven-year-old Jaylee Kate Broussard of Roanoke indoors. She was able to venture out for a short walk after school. Daily News photo

Smiley, Holland win physical fitness testing

Shown are physical fitness testing winners Jayden Smiley (left) and Jordan Holland (right), along with their teacher, Cleo Williams.
Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer Sixth grade students at Jennings Elementary School (JES) recently wrapped up physical fitness testing for the first half of the school year and announced that Jayden Smiley and Jordan Holland were winners in the boys and girls divisions, respectively. 

Traffic stop, search warrant lead to meth arrests

Skylar Williams

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Two local residents were arrested during a traffic stop in Jennings Wednesday after police found 29 grams of crystal methamphetamine stashed inside the suspects’ vehicle.

HHS Kindergartners Celebrate 100 Days of School


Hathaway High kindergarteners released 100 balloons to mark 100 days of school on Friday. Each balloon included a card with an email address that can be contacted by those who find the balloons when they deflate. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

March For Life


Jennings youth recently returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., where they joined the pro-life March for Life on Jan. 22. That day marks the 1973 anniversary of the date the Supreme Court legalized abortion via cases Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. March for Life is a peaceful demonstration that speaks out against […]

JES hosts Career Day for sixth graders

Jennings City Judge Daniel Stretcher and retired Jennings High educator and coach Danny Reed were two professionals who spent time discussing their careers with sixth graders at Jennings Elementary.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Jennings Elementary School (JES) recently hosted a Career Day for its sixth graders.

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