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Anderson resignation follows sexual harassment claims

A key staffer to Gov. John Bel Edwards resigned from his position last week after the administration launched an investigation into sexual harassment claims.
Sources related to the investigation claimed potential litigation against the state and the executive branch employee could be forthcoming.
LaPolitics made a related public records request last Wednesday morning, Nov. 22, and by the afternoon Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs and Planning Johnny Anderson had resigned.

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The Eunice Chamber of Commerce had its annual general membership meeting Tuesday at Ruby’s Restaurant and Courtyard and elected the following Board of Directors to serve three year terms, from left, Gabe Ortego, 2018 president-elect; and Board members Drake Aguillard, Ben Marcantel, Erika Fontenot, Don Mayeux and Jacob Bergeron. Not pictured is Board member Dale Soileau. (Submitted Photo)

Eunice Chamber of Commerce Board

The Eunice Chamber of Commerce had its annual general membership meeting Tuesday at Ruby’s Restaurant and Courtyard and elected the following Board of Directors to serve three year terms, from left, Gabe Ortego, 2018 president-elect; and Board members Drake Aguillard, Ben Marcantel, Erika Fontenot, Don Mayeux and Jacob Bergeron. Not pictured is Board member Dale Soileau. (Submitted Photo)

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June Inhern, left, supervisor of Individualized Instruction, presented the performance scores for parish elementary school pre-kindergartens along with those for Head Start and private child care centers. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Parish early childhood program rated ‘Proficient’

Every early pre-kindergarten program at 19 St. Landry Parish elementary schools ranked “Proficient” in the school performance scores released in November.
The early childhood education program was discussed at a meeting of the School Board’s Academic Committee meeting Tuesday.
June Inhern, supervisor of Individualized Instruction, presented the program’s performance scores along with those for Head Start and private child care centers.
The St. Landry Parish School Board is the lead agency over the early childhood programs in the parish.

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Tri-Parish jobless rates decline

Unemployment rates in the Tri-Parish area and for the state improved in October, according to a Louisiana Workforce Commission report citing federal Bureau of Labor & Statistics.
The decline in the workforce, which includes those people who are employed those seeking jobs, softened in October for the total in St. Landry, Acada and Evangeline parishes.
There was a 1.8 percent reduction in the workforce when comparing this October to October 2016. In September, the workforce had declined 2.8 percent from a year ago.

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From left, are Dr. Azmy S. Ackleh, dean of UL Lafayette’s Ray P. Authement College of Sciences; Dr. David Danahar, the University’s provost and vice president for Academic Affairs; Dr. Renee Robichaux, LSUE vice chancellor for Academic Affairs; and Dr. John Hamlin, dean of Sciences and Mathematics at LSUE. (Credit: Doug Dugas / University of Louisiana at Lafayette)

UL Lafayette, LSUE ease path to biology degree

It’s now easier for LSU at Eunice graduates to pursue a bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
The two institutions signed an agreement Tuesday that enables LSUE graduates to apply course credits earned at the two-year institution toward a bachelor’s degree in biology from UL Lafayette.
The 2+2 agreement will take effect in the Fall 2018 semester.

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