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Sowela land signed over to state

Sowela Chancellor Neil Aspinwall met with city officials and signed the Cooperative Endeavor Agreement on Monday.
Daily News photo by Denver Brown

By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer The process of bringing a new Sowela campus to the parish has made another step in the right direction after city officials and Sowela representatives came together to sign a cooperative endeavor agreement on Monday.

Square dancing alive and well in Jennings

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By GLENETTA SHUEY Special to the Daily News On a Thursday night, if you get close enough to Jennings United Methodist Church (JUMC) Fellowship Hall, you just might hear the sounds of a caller and the music of square dancing. 

Modesty kept teen from addressing breast tumors

Kaylie Fontenot

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The last thing any healthy, typical 17 year-old thinks about is the importance of a self-breast exam. 

Rough weather hits parish

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Daily News Staff Report Powerful storms raced across Southwest Louisiana Friday afternoon and Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) was not spared from the rough conditions.

Story Time


   Local kids were entertained by author and storyteller Rosanne at McBurney Memorial Library in Welsh Thursday. The event was part of Jeff Davis Parish Libraries’ Summer Reading Program. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Event to focus on booster seat safety

Photo courtesy JPD

By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer While adults can simply adjust a seatbelt then buckle up, children below a certain age and size need a little extra security.

LDWF biologist offers insight on snake season


By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer According to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), Southwest Louisiana is in prime snake mating and laying season, so it isn’t uncommon to see more snake activity in and around yards and homes. 

Passenger arrested for weed possession

Micah Cheatham
Photo courtesy JDSO

Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle on La.102 near Cleopha Road Wednesday and found the passenger to be in possession of marijuana.  

Library Time


   The Elton Library hosted its summer story time Tuesday. After an interactive story, children learned to make homemade play dough while younger children enjoyed an activity table with their mothers. Daily News photos by Aubrey Broussard

Council votes to demolish Heywood Building

Daily News photo by Denver Brown

By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer The City of Jennings decided to move forward in demanding the demolition of the dilapidated Heywood Building during a special council meeting Tuesday.

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