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Mardi Gras Mania

Mardi Gras traditions have deep roots in Southern culture, Christian religion

Mardi Gras is one of the most celebrated holidays in Cajun country. Having deep roots in Southern culture and Christian religion, there are specific traditions that members of all areas adhere to, while other rituals vary from community to community. The rituals most associated with Mardi Gras today are parades, beads, king cakes and costumes. […]

New playground to honor late Fenton officer

FENTON – The community here will be receiving playground equipment in name of fallen Fenton Police Officer Shannon Brown, who died after being injured in the line of duty last August. During a recent Louisiana Municipal Association conference, village officials were approached by Tracey Kincade, owner of a Texas company that specializes in playground equipment. […]

Sky on fire

Jennings sets Mardi Gras lineup

That special time of year is here when citizens come together in celebration of Louisiana’s history, and the City of Jennings invites everyone to enjoy a fun-filled lineup of Mardi Gras activities this Saturday, Feb. 25. “We get a chance to display our heritage that is so dear to the area,” said Strand Theatre Manager […]

Strand to host Cajun Squeezebox Shootout

The Historic Strand Theatre in downtown Jennings will host the Twelfth Annual Cajun Squeezebox Shootout Accordion Championship on Saturday, Feb. 25. Accordion players of all age ranges will perform to the public at no charge, as well as a humorous performance from well-known Cajun Comedian Mr. Kent Gonsoulin, who is a native of New Iberia. […]

Place in the heart: Israel-based journalist visits childhood home

Arieh O’Sullivan only spent one year of his high school days in Jennings, but the city made enough of an impact to merit a return visit. O’Sullivan is the son of former Jennings Police Chief Fred Efraim O’Sullivan, who served the city from 1975-76. Arieh O’Sullivan, for the past four years, has been an anchor and […]

KKKKKKKKKKamran: Richard hurls 3-hitter to guide Dogs to opening night win

Baseball fans were treated to an old fashioned pitcher’s duel Tuesday night at Bulldog Diamond, as Jennings senior Kamran Richard twirled a 3-hit shutout to lift the Bulldogs to a 1-0 season-opening win over Eunice High School. The southpaw scattered 3 hits to the Bobcats over 7 innings of work, but fanned 10 Eunice hitters […]

AHBA holds second annual Heart Walk fundraiser

The American Heart of Beauty Association (AHBA) fundraiser held its second annual walk for heart disease awareness fundraiser. AHBA President and Founder Shannon LeFranc of Lacassine said although this is only the second year of the walk, it has grown significantly. “We began the walk, along with the Heart of Beauty Pageant, as a way […]

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