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Tobacco tax renewal could be left up to voters

BATON ROUGE – The renewal of a 4-cent tax on tobacco has stalled in the state Senate, as lawmakers and the governor’s office remain at odds about the tax renewal during the last days of the legislative session. The House attached the tax extension to a Jindal administration bill to redirect a stream of tobacco […]

Johnson, Baggett team up for titles

Jennings’ Jayln Johnson and Iota’s Allison Baggett have teamed up to help lead their Acadiana Stars 16U basketball team to their third straight state title in Hammond. The team, currently ranked third in the nation, claimed their latest championship on June 12 by defeating the Lady Pride (New Orleans), Lady Heat (Baton Rouge) and Kenner […]

Clowning Around

Geebo the clown traveled to Fenton recently as part of the Jeff Davis Parish Library’s Summer Reading Program. Geebo taught the children about the importance of books in addition to entertainment including face-painting, magic tricks and balloon animals. Director of the JDP Library system Dr. Linda Lebert-Corbello said that the village of Fenton has received […]

Taste ‘n’ Tell to return Oct. 13 at Grand Marais

Communities Against Domestic Abuse (CADA) is asking local residents to save the date of Oct. 13 for the 11th annual Taste ‘n’ Tell fundraiser at the Grand Marais Ballroom in Jennings. CADA Executive Director Sheila Babineaux said the event is CADA’s largest fundraiser, with funds going toward the organization’s battered women’s shelter, the Billie Sue […]

Senate rejects bill to drug test welfare seekers

BATON ROUGE (AP) — The Louisiana Senate voted Tuesday to scrap a Metairie lawmaker’s proposal to require drug testing of welfare recipients who receive cash assistance, shelving a proposal that has repeatedly failed to win final passage over the years. Republican Rep. John LaBruzzo said random screening would help break the cycle of addiction among […]

Curfews for minors, adults discussed in Welsh

WELSH – The Board of Aldermen here would like to see stricter enforcement of curfews for minors under 17, but the police chief would also like to see a temporary curfew set for all age groups while police work to deter troubles in the northwestern neighborhoods. The curfew concerns coincide with a steady crime wave […]

Blood shortage a different kind of drought for area

Donated blood supplies have dropped to critically low levels in the past few weeks, and area residents are being asked to give the gift of life when they have the opportunity. LifeShare Blood Center in Lake Charles sent out a call to area residents at the end of last week, noting that blood needs typically […]

It’s All About Teamwork

The Jennings Aquadog Relay 10-and-under team of Maddie Futch, Avery Morrill, Madeline Hoag and Cammi Martinez recently earned second place at the JASL’s annual Swim Fest. JASL also competed over the weekend in Alexandria. See an upcoming edition of the Jennings Daily News for local results. For more local news, please subscribe to Jennings Daily […]


Bethel Ministries held their “Kidz Karnival” at the Jeff Davis Parish Fairgrounds in Jennings last Tuesday from 2-4 p.m., which included a magic show, snacks, fun jumps, face painting, and fun and games. For more local news, please subscribe to Jennings Daily News by clicking the “SUBSCRIBE” link at left or by calling 337-824-3011.

ZAM to present “Two Ronnie’s and Friends”

The Zigler Art Museum (ZAM) will present the exhibit “Two Ronnies and Friends,” featuring paintings by Louisiana artists Ronnie Collins, Ronnie Melancon, Kathy Chassee, Glenda Kennison-Smith, Carla Vincent Levers and Mike Simar. The exhibit started this weekend and will continue through Saturday, Aug. 6 with an artists’ reception from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, June 26, at […]

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