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State, federal pro-business lawmakers honored

Rep. Johnny Guinn accepted a Business Champion Award for voting with the Chamber SWLA agenda more than 70 percent of the time.

Daily News Staff Report A sold-out crowd of more than 850 people from across Louisiana gathered at L’Auberge Casino Resort this week to help honor the more than 50 state and federal lawmakers receiving awards at the Ninth Annual Chamber SWLA Legis-Gator Luncheon.  

Klondike Nature


   Bernadette Lewis recently visited “friends and flowers in Klondike, where Mother Nature provides plenty of great company.

DHH awards $990,000 for Estherwood water system

Pictured from left to right are; David Wolf, Adams and Reese, LLP, Bond Counsel for DHH; Jennifer Wilson, Manager of the DHH OPH Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program; Anthony Borill, Mayor, Village of Estherwood; Julie Borill, Mayor’s wife; Jason Akers, Foley & Judell, LLP, Bond Counsel for the Village of Estherwood; Jonas Harrington, Mader Engineering, Engineer for the Village of Estherwood.

Daily News Staff Report BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals’ Office of Public Health (DHH OPH) awarded a $990,000 loan to the Village of Estherwood through the State’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program (DWRLF). The low-interest loan will help improve the community’s drinking water system.

Welcome Home!


   After a car accident nearly claimed his life on May 17, Aaron Monceaux headed to Lake Arthur Tuesday following a long 101 days in a rehabilitation hospital. A very proud family escorted Monceaux home, where his high school and his residence donned signs of support made by loved ones. The young man will start […]

A tradition of giving continues

The Faith Tabernacle Christmas Parade became a community-involved event that the neighborhood children looked forward to every year.
Submitted photo

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Richard Waltrip and his sister, Ruth Marie, grew up in a family where helping his fellow man was a way of life and not just an occasional, random act of kindness.

Voyeurism suspect pleads not guilty

Seth J. Richard
Photo courtesy JDSO

Daily News Staff Report A Lacassine man accused of secretly videoing a nine-year-old while the child bathed pled not guilty to the charge.

War veteran a walking history book

David Pulver proudly displays his many military experiences and memories in his home.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer David Pulver, 96, is a walking history book with a lifetime of stories to tell – and he can still remember them all.

Arrest made during checkpoint

Christopher P. Istre

Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, along with the assistance of Welsh police officers and Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s deputies, conducted a DWI checkpoint Friday night on Hwy 90, west of Jennings.  

Suspect charged in home invasion

Sebastion Hanks

Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a complaint call at 10218 Martin Road in Roanoke on Sunday, Aug. 24, in reference to an alleged home invasion.

Master electrician, students visit instructional center

Bob Owens (left) of the West End Instructional Center and Rick Matte (right) of Axiall Corporation, educate and guide students of the importance early career planning.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The Jeff Davis School Board has developed a Youth Apprentice Program that allows students to begin apprentice training while still in high school.

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