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Kids give thanks

Children throughout the parish are enjoying Thanksgiving with family today but recently shared their holiday thoughts with Jennings Daily News. Most of the pre-kindergarten students at Lake Arthur Elementary (LAES) had the same the idea about Thanksgiving, saying they are grateful for family, but a few were specific about who and what they are thankful […]

Click It or Ticket seat belt campaign underway

The Thanksgiving holiday period is traditionally the busiest and most traveled time period of the year. According to AAA, the amount of people traveling this year is expected to increase, with 48.7 million people traversing the country. Last year during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, over two hundred injuries in motor vehicle crashes were reported in […]

JDAC to host Christmas variety show

For the first time in the history of its existence, Jeff Davis Arts Council (JDAC) is sponsoring a Christmas Variety Show, coming soon to the Strand Theatre on Main Street in Jennings. The public will have the opportunity to attend two showings of the play on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. […]

Two charged in Evangeline burglary

EVANGELINE – Neighbors keeping an eye on their community and an alert deputy helped lead to the arrest of a Jeff Davis Parish couple regarding a burglary here. The burglary of a Ravey Lane residence occurred while the residents were away. Thanks to the watchful eye of a neighbor, deputies were able to obtain information […]

Movie Night: Fundraising project to benefit Wyatt’s Wish

Wyatt’s Wish fundraising will continue Saturday, Dec. 10, with a movie night at the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park. The project began with 6-year-old Wyatt Doucet’s wish for a new friend, his own diabetic alert canine. Doucet was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabeties at age 3. Currently, he wears a continuous glucose monitor (CGM), however […]

Tips offered for cooking holiday feast

As a staple of most Thanksgiving feasts, turkey is usually one of the main dishes served on Thanksgiving Day every year. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is sharing tips on precautions to take while preparing, cooking and storing this meal. According to USDA and food safety experts, washing raw meat and poultry before […]

Local agencies urge holiday safety

Holidays are a time to gather with family and friends, however it also causes a high volume of traffic on highways as travelers make their way to spend time with loved ones. With this increase comes a higher risk for accidents. In an effort to minimize the risk of accidents and keep the public safe, […]

JDSO holding drive for veterans

The Criminal Invesgitation Division (CID) of the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office and other parish law enforcement agencies are holding a special holiday drive for veterans. Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office Det. Christopher Lafleur spearheaded the drive after seeing a news story regarding toiletry donations for residents atSouthwest Louisiana Veterans Home (SWLVA). “When I saw the […]

Plans finalized for Jennings Christmas Festival

Members of the Jennings Festival Association (JFA) and Bethel Church gathered at the Tupper Museum Thursday to finalize plans for the upcoming Jennings Christmas Festival on Dec. 3. “There will be several different activities and events going on throughout the day,” Jennings City Coordinator Dusty Chaisson said. “The Christmas Festival is going to be huge […]

Minority law does not apply in school board bid

The district attorney has issued an opinion that the school board cannot accept the second lowest bid submitted for the Lacassine High project based on a law that provides for public contracts for minority-owned businesses. A motion was on the table at Thursday’s board meeting to accept a total bid of $2,142,800 from Gunter Construction, […]

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