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Acadia Police Jury upholds ambulance permit denial

It’s simple, according to Acadia Parish Police Juror Richard Faul, when you compare Acadian Ambulance and St. Landry EMS, there is no comparison.
“Acadian is a full-service provider with ground ambulances and air service,” he said Tuesday night in justifying the jury’s September denial of a permit for St. Landry EMS. “All they have are ground units.”

Rayne Council eyes fees for public records requests

During an otherwise routine meeting Monday night, the Rayne City Council proposed an ordinance which would establish an intricate fee schedule for public records requests.
“All this is based on the fee schedules used by the state,” explained Mayor Charles “Chuck” Robichaux.
According to state law, a public records request must be responded to within 72 hours, which often requires employees to abandon their routine daily duties to fulfill the requests.

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B.I. and the late Te Moody were honored as being two of 2017s ‘leaders in philanthropy’ by the Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA) Thursday at the Cajundome in Lafayette. From the left are CFA President Raymond Hebert, B.I. Moody and CFA’s Kam Movssaghi.

Moody, other philanthropists honored

The Community Foundation of Acadiana held the 2017 Leaders in Philanthropy Awards during a luncheon at the Cajundome Convention Center on Thursday. Residents from the eight Acadiana parishes were honored for the success that their lifetimes of generosity helped to create.
Thursday’s Acadia Parish honoree was legendary businessman B.I. Moody III and his wife Te, who passed away earlier this year.

October’s unemployment rate at 4.8%, continues historic decline

Louisiana’s October seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 4.8 percent. This figure is 0.3 percentage points lower than September’s rate of 5.1 percent. This is the sixth consecutive month the unemployment rate has declined. The last time the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.8 percent was June 2008.

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