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Perkins helps bring peace into the community


Jennings resident Jared Perkins may only be 19 years old, but the steps the young college student is taking to help bring peace into the community of Jennings go far beyond his age.  Perkins, who has recently started hosting a series of basketball tournaments in town to help raise money and bring camaraderie amongst citizens […]

Don’t shoot the messenger

By Aubrey Broussard The truth doesn’t stop being the truth just because some people may not like it. When you have a specific job to do that entails sharing facts, you can’t always make everyone happy. As a matter of fact, no matter what you do, someone will always be unhappy with any part of […]

Legislative session draws to end

The 60-day regular session of the Louisiana Legislature ended Thursday. A look at what passed and failed from the Associated Press: • Budget: Lawmakers are haggling over next year’s $24 billion budget and how to close a $1.6 billion shortfall without devastating cuts to public colleges and health care services. The House and Senate passed […]

Omaha excited to welcome Tigers back in CWS field

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer There has never been a shortage of love between the people of Omaha, Neb., and purple and gold-clad Tiger fans. Maybe it’s the caravan of rowdy Cajuns’ that spurn a boost in the adult beverage sales in the mid-western mecca of college baseball, or possibly the aroma of […]

Lawless plans readings, book signings in JDP

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer Welsh native Dwaines Lawless’ recently published “Cajun Moon” has hit the bookshelves of numerous bookstores and libraries all over the south. Libraries such as the Austin, Texas Public Library, Cameron Parish Library and Jefferson Davis Parish (JDP) Library, to name a few, have adopted the Cajun thriller, and […]

JPD now using body camera system

By Aubrey Broussard Daily News Staff Writer The Jennings Police Department (JPD) recently received new body cameras to be worn by all patrolling officers. Owner of La-Tech, Monica Wolf, recently visited the JPD to oversee the installation and to brief Chief Todd D’Albor, Det. Richard Geiger, Cpl. Heath Bertrand and other officers on the new […]

JHS splits double header in regular season finale

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Writer GRANT — The Jennings (JHS) Diamond Dogs put the finishing touches on a rollercoaster regular season by splitting a pair of games on the road against defending Class B state champion Fairview High School (FHS). JHS junior Tyler Trahan out-dueled highly touted FHS ace and LSU commit Brennan […]

Richard “Moby” W. Miller

  A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church for Richard “Moby” Miller, 70, of Jennings, at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015, with Father Charles McMillin officiating. Visitation will be held at Matthews & Son Funeral Home from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, with a […]

Franklin Shirley Bertrand

  It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Franklin Shirley Bertrand announces his passing from this life on April 26, 2015, at the age of 79. Born in Jennings on January 26, 1936, to the late Alcide Bertrand and the late Lidia Domain Bertrand. He was a retired tugboat captain. […]

JDSO arrests David Ramirez for possession

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) reported an arrest early Saturday morning, following a traffic stop for no seat belt use. The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) reported an arrest early Saturday morning, following a traffic stop for no seat belt use. According to JDSO Commander […]

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