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Elliot Broussard of VPSO joins Economic Development Board

Vermilion Parish is ripe for investment and the board of Vermilion Economic Development Alliance is excited about the work they’re doing in all areas of the parish. To help provide vision and direction for the staff and programming is the organization’s 15-member board representing Vermilion Parish cities, towns, and government organizations as well as the Chamber of Commerce.

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FORMER ARCHBISHOP HARRY FLYNN

FORMER ARCHBISHOP HARRY FLYNN DIES

Catholics in Acadiana are mourning the loss of Archbishop Emeritus Harry J. Flynn, former Bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette, who passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019. The late Archbishop Flynn, who was most recently Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis in Minnesota, served as Bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette from 1989-1994. Bishop Flynn came to Lafayette from the Albany, New York diocese of which he was a native.

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Erath High Homecoming Court

Photo courtesy of Missy Rosa
The 10 Erath seniors who made the 2019 Homecoming Court are: (Back row at top) Leah Belanger, Whisper Reyes, Julia Toups, Jenna Dirk. (2nd row) Kennedi Alario, Izzy Esteb, Rilee Grace Stutes, Audrey Chevenert, (Bottom row) McKenzie Boudreaux and Nikki LeBlanc. Presentation of the Court will be at 6:15 PM at Robert J. Segura Stadium Friday evening. Erath’s 70th Homecoming Queen will be announced at the game.
The game against Morgan City starts at 7 p.m.

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Jeremy Alford

ANALYSIS: Third-party watch underway in insurance race

In a statewide race that’s drawing very little coverage from the mainstream press, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon appears to maintain a traditional incumbent's edge over challenger Tim Temple, whose most recent television commercials are nonetheless capturing the attention of Louisiana's politicos.
A DeRidder native, Temple is the president of Temptan and his father was a founder of Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation. As of last month he had $855,000 in the bank, and has thus far invested $1.1 million in personal money in his campaign.

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18-Wheeler Tanker Driver Killed in Crash in St. Landry Parish

LEBEAU – Shortly after 1:30 pm on September 18, 2019, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a single vehicle crash on LA 361 near LA 71 in St. Landry Parish. The crash ultimately took the life of 61-year-old Steven Lambert of Mansura.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed Lambert was driving a 2014 Freightliner tractor-trailer when he failed to negotiate a curve and traveled off the right side of the roadway. After exiting the roadway, the Freightliner struck a tree and burst into flames.

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