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Auto enthusiasts were able to take in eye candy during the 4th annual Pistons and Flake event Saturday at the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park. Vehicles from 1987 and prior were featured for visitors, while participants were able to take home awards for the work put into their rides. The event coincided with Tourism Day, […]

Lemoine forever etched in EHS football annals

EHS head football coach and athletic director Doyle Carter embraces an emotional Marcus Lemoine after the school announced it would retire his No. 3 jersey. Lemoine becomes only the third EHS football player to have his number retired.
Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer ELTON – Not many high school athletes can say they have had their jersey number retired, never to be worn again. Of course not many athletes can match up to the accomplishments of Elton High School (EHS) senior Marcus Lemoine. Having his trademark No. 3 sit along side […]

Got It!

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Lafitte, a two-year old Dachshund, got to enjoy the beautiful weather and entertain all with his array of ball-catching skills. Lafitte belongs to Ryan Kitchen and Grace Loiselle of Jennings. Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

JFD evaluated for fire rating

Members of the Jennings Fire Department (JFD) recently went through a series of tests to determine the fire rating for the department. Some of those tests included the hydrant-to-commercial building ratio, equipment and personnel volume and the testing of water pressure of all of the hydrants throughout the town.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The Jennings Fire Department (JFD) recently underwent a two-day evaluation to determine the rating level that could affect the cost of fire and property insurance in the city.

JDSO hoping to ID suspect


The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) is seeking public assistance in identifying a suspect in the unauthorized use of an access card. The man is pictured exiting the Wal-Mart store in Jennings and the suspect’s vehicle are also shown in the photo circled. If anyone can identify the male in this photo, please contact […]

HHS student serves as Principal of the Day

Suire shadowed Fuselier throughout the day and assisted with the daily principal duties as Principal of the Day.
Submitted photo

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer HATHAWAY – Eighth grader Isaac Suire, 14, recently received the opportunity to take Hathaway High School (HHS) Principal Jeremy Fuselier’s place as Principal of the Day at HHS.

Pretty Painting for Mom


Students in Tracie Smith’s James Ward Elementary Kindergarten class recently worked on a very special art project thanks to an Art-In-Education Mini Grant from the Jeff Davis Arts Council and the Zigler Art Museum. The students learned the proper way to hold a paintbrush and how to use acrylic paint on canvas. Their project for […]

Chamber, commissions officially join forces

Chairmen of the three participating entities signed a cooperative endeavor  Wednesday that puts the JDP Economic Development and Tourist commissions and the Jeff Davis Chamber of Commerce working together for area interests.
Daily News photo by Sheila Smith

By SHEILA SMITH Managing Editor A goal area officials and merchants have worked to reach for several years became a reality Wednesday as three Jeff Davis entities officially joined forces in a cooperative endeavor.

Dance, barbecue hosted for parish upperclassmen

Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) recently held a junior/senior dance and barbecue for the upperclassmen from schools in Jeff Davis Parish (JDP).

Jennings students to compete in ballroom competition

Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer For 12 Jennings Elementary School (JES) fifth-grade students, a chance to compete among Lake Charles-area schools in a regional ballroom dancing competition is right around the corner. Six boys and six girls were selected out of 150 students at JES to represent the school’s Dancing Classroom program in […]

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