Archive for: November, 2013

Jennings man still missing

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor Jennings police are still seeking the whereabouts of a 20 year-old man who was reported missing by relatives Tuesday morning.

JDN manning Santa’s Mailbox

Daily News Staff Report Santa is getting ready to make his list and check it twice, so local kids need to start getting their wish lists to the North Pole via the Jennings Daily News (JDN). According to the United States Postal Service, each year, hundreds of thousands of children mail letters in hopes of […]

DA reports October convictions

District Attorney Michael Cassidy announced the following convictions recently obtained during the criminal petit jury on Oct. 21, in the 31st Judicial District Court. Tyrell Beasley of Orange, Texas pled no contest to possession of a schedule II controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute.  The court sentenced the defendant to serve seven years at […]

Traveling drug dealer busted with $8K of crystal meth

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Note to drug dealers: Don’t fall asleep on the job. A Sulphur man learned this lesson the hard way when he fell asleep at the wheel of his vehicle while parked at a local business. Jennings Police Department (JPD) Deputy Chief Danny Semmes said police were notified of the […]

Bulldogs aim for ninth straight win

By TOM  PRECHT Daily News Sports Writer Eight and counting. The Jennings Bulldogs won their eighth consecutive game Friday night in the regional round of the playoffs. They defeated district rival Westlake, 38-13, to advance to the quarterfinals. The Dogs came out of the gate focused and took control of the game early. They were […]

Today, we give thanks

For some, Thanksgiving brings to mind early European settlers feasting with native Wampanoags after a cruel first year in America. For others, it brings to mind the story of Abraham Lincoln asking his fellow countrymen to celebrate what good remained in the nation and people’s hearts after the bloody Civil War. Hopefully, for you, it […]

Let us all be thankful

The Way I See It by DON WEST Most of us are gathering today with family and friends to give thanks for our abundance. Someone, in a conversation we had earlier in the week, said they really liked Thanksgiving, because it was what holidays are all about. There are no gifts to be concerned with, […]

Dogs dominate to advance to quarterfinals

Bulldog Bites by TOM PRECHT Captains: Seniors Ravon Levi, Ronnie Courville, Malik Williams, and Bryan Wilridge were captains for the Bulldogs. Coin Toss: Jennings won the toss for only the fourth time this season. They deferred and received the second half kickoff. They opened the second half with their third touchdown of the night to […]

Even after devastating loss, woman finds strength, hope

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor LAKE ARTHUR – “Even at your lowest point, don’t lose hope. It’s possible to make it through.” Monica Brown believes those words she spoke because she lived them. Years ago, she was at her lowest point and slowly losing hope. Then one day she heard a voice inside her head […]

Extended family

Woman learns of biological family as adult By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor GUEYDAN – Nancy Theriot’s life is much like anyone else’s. She was born and raised here; has a large extended family consisting of aunts, uncles and cousins; and she is a mother and business owner. Nancy always thought her life was just like […]

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