Archive for: March, 2013

Easter Coloring Contest Winner Announced

Malana Demary’s creativity helped her to nab the first place win in the annual Jennings Daily News Easter Coloring Contest. Malana, the seven year-old daughter of Ashley Demary of Hathaway, walked away with a cash prize thanks to sponsors Bourbon Street Café, Bubba Oustalet Ford-Chevy, Briary Patch, Crochet Electric, Jennings Credit, Jennings Flowers and Gifts, […]

Bethel Celebrates Easter

Bethel Christian School kindergarten students in Lori Fontenot’s class celebrated the Easter holiday Thursday with a party where they dyed hardboiled eggs before heading outside to hunt for a prized golden egg. Daily News photo by Allison Cryer

DA announces felony convictions

(Editor’s Note: The following is part one of convictions recently obtained in the 31st Judicial District Court.) Jeff Davis Parish District Attorney Michael Cassidy announced the following convictions recently obtained during the criminal petit jury on March 18, 2013 in the 31st Judicial District Court:

Blaze Destroys Mobile Home

The Evangeline, Iota and Jennings fire departments all responded to a Saturday afternoon residential fire on Ye Ole’ Country Road in Gott’s Cove that destroyed a mobile home. According to firefighters at the scene, two people were home at the time the fire began but were able to escape without injury. No further information was […]

Candidates forum concludes

By ALLISON CRYER Daily News Staff Writer (Editor’s Note: This story is the last of four parts of the 2013 Jennings Mayor’s Forum.) With the race for the city’s next mayor less than a week away, the two candidates vying for the position discussed their decision-making philosophies, along with taking a minute to address their […]

Victim warns community of thieves’ presence

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor GOTT’S COVE – If you drive down the roads of the small community here, you would not see a welcome sign. You might, however, notice the sign that reads: “Beware! The thieves are in OUR area.” Local resident Lacey Thibodeaux erected the sign in her family’s yard Good Friday morning […]

Fundraiser to benefit JHS Golf Team

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor The Jennings High School Golf Team sets the same goal every year – to qualify as a team to compete at the state tournament. According to JHS Head Coach David Reed, his team is playing some promising golf this year as they gear up for district competition the week […]

Remember the meaning of Good Friday

Across the world, acknowledging Jesus Christ as the Savior has become a sin in the eyes of some people. In even more ways, the law keeps us from talking and sharing about the hope we have through faith. But in Jeff Davis Parish, more people are willing to stand up for their faith rather than […]

Philastre, Bobbitt to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Randall J. Racca are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Jo’ Philastre, to Bailey Joseph Bobbitt. Holly is the daughter of Randall and Rhonda Racca of Breaux Bridge and the late Dr. Terry C. Philastre, and the granddaughter of the late Sheriff Dallas Cormier and the late Mr. and […]

Elmer J. Fontenot

Funeral services for Mr. Elmer J. Fontenot, 84, will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2013, in Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church with Rev. Charles McMillin officiating. Burial will be in  Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings. Funeral home visitation will be from 2:30-9 p.m, […]

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