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Let the races begin: November candidates start qualifying

Qualifying for November’s Congressional Primary/Presidential kicked off Wednesday morning, with candidates signing up to run for local or state offices. Qualifying will continue today and Friday through 4:30 p.m. both days.

Sharing Local history: Chroniclers announce upcoming meeting

A local group’s efforts and persistence to preserve the history of the town of Lake Arthur is paying off. “The response from the public has been fantastic,” Lake Arthur Heritage Chroniclers Co-Coordinator Debra Perry said. “We have had a lot of positive feedback since the community has learned more about our group and what we […]

Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office seeking Mermentau man

Mermentau police and the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office are seeking the whereabouts of 32-year-old Jordy Michael Thibodeaux. According to Sheriff K.P. Gibson, Thibodeaux is wanted for violation of a protective order, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, false imprisonment, domestic abuse battery with child endangerment and domestic abuse battery by strangulation.

Four no-contest pleas accepted in 31st District Court Monday

Thirty-first Judicial District Judge Steve Gunnell accepted four separate no-contest, guilty pleas during court proceedings on Monday. Aaron LeBlanc, 37, of Jennings pleaded no contest to charges of burglary of an inhabited dwelling related to an August 2015 robbery on 14th street. According to Assistant District Attorney Kevin Millican, LeBlanc and an accomplice were spotted […]

Heat Wave

Area kids took a break from the summertime heat and enjoyed a dip in the Jennings public swimming pool.

Zigler to host final display on Clara Street

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As the Zigler Art Museum (ZAM) prepares its move into a new location, Director Dolores Spears also prepares for the next chapter in her life, as well for her upcoming retirement from the museum. Spears said she is filled with mixed emotions regarding the impending changes. By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer

Practice Makes Perfect


Members of the Jennings High School (JHS) tennis team were busy practicing their backhand swings at after-school practice on Monday afternoon. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Robbery suspects possibly connected to other crimes

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Two suspects being sought for the armed robbery of a local business could be culprits in similar robberies in Ville Platte and Vinton. 

State lawmakers back execution drug privacy

Lawmakers in the state House Tuesday overwhelmingly supported a proposal to let Louisiana’s corrections department keep information on the suppliers of execution drugs hidden from the public. The House voted 94-2 for the measure by Rep. Joe Lopinto, R-Metairie, joining a national push among states for confidentiality. Supporters say secrecy is needed to combat a […]

Sex abuse victim finds courage to speak out

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor When Hathaway native Todd Hine lost his stepson to cancer in 2008, he agreed to attend counseling with his wife, Dionne, to try and cope with the pain. But during the couple’s second counseling session with Father Whitney Miller, the Catholic priest and licensed professional counselor sensed a pain […]

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