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Gulf Coast Bank President and CEO Paul Patout celebrates 40 years with the bank.

Paul Patout, President & CEO of Gulf Coast Bank, Celebrates 40 Years of Service

Paul Patout celebrated 40 years at Gulf Coast Bank.
Charles Patout, Paul's father, founded Gulf Coast Bank in 1971 in Abbeville.
Paul joined the Gulf Coast Bank team in 1980 when the Bank had four branches total: Abbeville, Erath, Delcambre, and Maurice, and only 30 employees.
As with many bankers, Paul was first a teller on the front line. He then went on to work in different departments, and was always willing to help wherever needed.

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Darian Duhon

Senior Highlight: North Vermilion High;s Darian Duhon

What are your plans after high school?

Go to college to be a Physical Therapist and continue to play baseball.

Who is/was your favorite teacher?

Coach T

Who has had the greatest influence on you, why?

Coach Tommy Byler because he always kept me on track. When I wasn’t, he made sure to get me back where I needed to be.

What is your favorite movie?

The Interview

If you had a chance to have dinner with one person from history, who would it be?

Michael Jordan or Donald Trump

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"Contact tracing" your cellphone

With only a week left of Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards' stay-at-home order, a Louisiana House committee debated for more than five hours a bill by Rep. Blake Miguez (R-Erath) over whether to strip certain emergency powers from Edwards and reopen businesses immediately.  The bill narrowly passed in the House and Governmental Affairs committee and advances to the full house for still more debate despite the governor's vocal backing by the nation's top Republican.

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Abbeville Council members share concerns with recent shooting deaths in city

Frustration and concern.
Those are the thoughts shared by each member of the Abbeville City Council Tuesday night in regard to recent shootings in the city that have left two people dead.
The council held its regular meeting at the Rec Center building at A.A. Comeaux Park. Each council member used his or her comment time during the meeting to address the violence.
“People are dying,” Councilman Francis Touchet Jr. said. “We’ve got to do something about this.”

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