Carl Toups

Toups ready to serve as Justice of the Peace in Ward 1

Carl Toups joined the race for Justice of the Peace in Ward 1 because he wanted to be able to help the people of his community.
A majority of the people in the Ward 1 community, which covers the Erath area, agreed that Toups is the right person for the job.
In a three-man race, Toups received 58 percent (1,906) of the 3,289 votes. Chris Langlinais finished second, with 30 percent (987 votes). Brian Richard received 396 votes (12 percent).

Bob Hensgens

Vermilion Parish voters help Hensgens win District 26 Senate seat

Bob Hensgens will be heading to the Louisiana Senate. The longtime Vermilion Parish Representative won the District 26 Senate Seat after Tuesday’s win over Jerry Gaspard and Jean Menard. Hensgens will move to Senate when Sen. Jonathan Perry, who will be joining the Third Circuit Court of Appeal, steps down in December.

New Erath mayor Taylor Mencacci

Mencacci wins as new mayor of Erath

The town of Erath will have a few new faces in city government.
For starters, the town will have a new mayor. Alderman Taylor Mencacci easily beat incumbent John Earl LeBlanc, 601 votes to 283.
Anna LaPointe will remain as the Chief of Police in Erath. She beat Bart Bouillion 619 votes to 268 votes.
In the aldermen’s race, there are also plenty of new faces. Four out of the five aldermen are new.
For starters, Erath has a new mayor pro tem. Jason Connor, a new comer to politics, finished with the most votes of 594 votes.

Delcambre to begin installing meters

Delcambre residents and visitors will soon see construction underway in the city and are asked to be cautious and courteous while traveling in the construction zones.
On Monday morning, the water meter project will be underway, a process that has taken years to be put into motion.
Mayor Pam Blakely told KLFY-TV that this project is a positive change that the city and its residents need.

Drug Take Back Day nets 70 pounds of pills

The Vermilion Municipal and Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force conducted a Drug Take Back Day in conjunction with the DEA to remove unused prescription pills from possibly ending up in the hands of those with ill intent.
Agents set up at two local Pharmacies and collected more than 70 pounds of pills.
Vermilion Parish Sheriff Couvillon said he wants to thank the people of Vermilion Parish for their continued support in keeping our parish a safe place to live, and raise families.


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