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Students from St. Edmund’s in Eunice went to the Louisiana State Arboretum to see the eclipse. Front, from left, are Emile Soileau, Hayden Bertrand, Jace Miller, and Layla Fontenot. Back row, from left, are Philippe Soileau, Henry Summerlin, Nathan Andrepont, Kaleb George, Reece Fontenot, and Dane Fontenot. (Photo by Tony Marks/Ville Platte Gazette)

Arboretum eclipse event

Students from St. Edmund’s in Eunice went to the Louisiana State Arboretum to see the eclipse. Front, from left, are Emile Soileau, Hayden Bertrand, Jace Miller, and Layla Fontenot. Back row, from left, are Philippe Soileau, Henry Summerlin, Nathan Andrepont, Kaleb George, Reece Fontenot, and Dane Fontenot. (Photo by Tony Marks/Ville Platte Gazette)

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry says the state has much more work to do to implement meaningful reforms. Landry was guest speaker Wednesday during a St. Mary Chamber of Commerce business luncheon at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City. (Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald/The Morgan City Daily Review)

Landry: Justice system reform needs more work

Despite the passage of a criminal justice reform package in June, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry says the state has much more work to do to implement meaningful reforms.
Landry was guest speaker Wednesday during a St. Mary Chamber of Commerce business luncheon at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City.
He encouraged people to pay attention to the criminal justice reform package that the state Legislature passed and Gov. John Bel Edwards signed into law.

City meeting today is fill vacant Board seat

A Ward 4 alderman is to be appointed at a special meeting of the Eunice mayor and Board of Aldermen at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Eunice Municipal Complex.
Earlier this month, Alderman Dale Solieau announced his resignation at the Aug. 8 Board meeting.
A letter from the secretary of state dated Aug. 14 stated the governing authority has 20 days to make an appointment to fill the vacancy.
Mayor Scott Fontenot said an election will not be held to fill the vacancy.
The next regular municipal election is in 2018.

‘Blackface’ hazing to be probed

The Lafayette Diocese and St. Edmund administrators said they are investigating a reported case of a hazing involving cheerleaders at St. Edmund High School wearing “blackface.”
A photo of girls identified as cheerleaders was posted on social media that appeared to mock Eunice High School cheerleaders. The girls reportedly used Nutella, and peanut butter and honey to present the “blackface.”

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