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Just Ducky

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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

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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.
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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

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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

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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

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

State continues to ban synthetic marijuana compounds

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By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor “It’s like playing Russian roulette,” Jennings Police Chief Todd D’Albor said about smoking synthetic marijuana, a designer drug that is often sold as expensive potpourri that contains life-threatening chemicals. “It may not kill you, but sooner or later, you are going to run into an ingredient that doesn’t mix […]

Fox earns lifetime achievement award from LTPA

JDP Economic Development and Tourist Commission CEO and President Marion “Butch” Fox accepted her award for nearly 40 years of service during a Wednesday ceremony in Many.
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By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor MANY – Marion “Butch” Fox, CEO and president of the Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Economic Development and Tourist Commission, received the Will Magnum Lifetime Achievement Award during the Louisiana Tourism Promotion Association (LTPA) annual meeting Wednesday in Many, recognizing her service and dedication to Louisiana during her nearly […]

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A hawk was spotted in Thornwell earlier this week rounding up supplies to add to its nest. Share your photos of nature’s beauty by sending images and a brief description to jdneditor@bellsouth.net. Photo by Theresa Lyons

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