Archive for: September, 2013

Farm Bill expert gives assumptions for rice industry

By BRETT MARINO Daily News Staff Writer The current Farm Bill (FB) expires Monday and it is likely that new FB legislation will not be ready until all programs end on December 31. Along with upcoming debt ceiling deliberations, the new five-year FB has been a chosen battleground of reform between party lines. Currently, the […]

European vs. American football

Relative Truth by BRETT MARINO About a week ago, I walked into a local bar to watch a football game, a European and true “foot” ball game. The United States was playing Mexico and I was looking forward to the always exciting rivalry match. As I walked across the length of the bar I noticed […]

Practice kitchen safety to prevent cooking fires

It’s time for Fire Prevention Week, and from October 6-12, The Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind local residents to “Prevent Kitchen Fires.” During this year’s fire safety campaign, fire departments will be spreading the word about the dangers of kitchen fires – […]

Dogs to visit Plaquemine

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor The Bulldogs travel tonight to face an unfamiliar opponent in their Plaquemine hosts. After a disappointing loss to DeRidder at home last week, Bulldog Head Coach Rusty Phelps is hoping his team seizes the opportunity tonight to bounce back. “Any time you lose, the next game is an opportunity […]

Beulah Comeaux Navarre

The family and friends of Beulah Comeaux Navarre are mourning the loss of their loved one who was called from this life and embraced in the arms of Jesus on Sept. 25, 2013, at the age of 82. Funeral services will be held to honor Mrs. Beulah’s life at Matthews and Son Funeral Home in […]

George Edmondson

A Mass of Christian burial will be held for Mr. George “Butch” Edmondson on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church with Rev. Aubrey Guilbeau officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings. Visitation will begin today, Friday, Sept. […]

Drug deal halted thanks to anonymous tip

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor A tip called in to the police department’s anonymous tips line led to the arrest of two out-of-town men who were trying to make a drug deal in Jennings Thursday evening. Nicklous Thomas, 26, of Eunice and Brandon Guillory, 19, of Rayne were both arrested at approximately 9:30 p.m. […]

2013 Fair Parade Marshal named

A lifelong Jennings resident has been selected as the 2013 Jefferson Davis Parish Fair Parade Marshal. Nora Lee Franklin Gallier has been named this year’s parade marshal to lead the annual Jefferson Davis Parish Fair Parade slated for 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, down North Main Street in Jennings.

One arrested, another at-large after pursuit

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Police are currently searching for a suspect wanted for questioning regarding a high-speed vehicle pursuit that occurred in Jennings this week. The suspect, identified as Christopher Berry, 26, of South Broadway Street in Jennings, was identified as the passenger of a vehicle that led police on a chase throughout […]

Welsh to face Iota in dog fight

By PAT DESHOTEL Daily News Sports Writer The Welsh Greyhounds have had a short week in which to prepare not one but two new quarterbacks to face the Iota Bulldogs. Welsh lost the services of senior Caleb Hayes early in last week’s game with South Beauregard, and then midway through the third stanza, backup quarterback […]

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