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Beebe out . . .or not?

By a 6-4 vote in the closing minutes of last week’s monthly meeting of the St. Martin School Board, members terminated the employment of Superintendent Dr. Lottie Beebe.
The action created some confusion, sparked heated debate and prompted a stinging address by Beebe’s attorney.
And since the meeting and conferences between Lafayette attorney Lane Roy, retained by Beebe, and board legal adviser Mark Boyer, Roy has raised a number of issues he says makes last week’s board action illegal and void.

Parish sales tax collections increase 4%

Total St. Landry Parish sales tax revenues rose 4 percent in August compared to the same month a year ago, according to statistics released by the St. Landry Parish School Board Sales Tax Division.
Parish revenues in August were $46.6 million, up 4 percent from August 2017 revenues.
The parish sales tax total includes collections for the parish government, School Board, solid waste, law enforcement, special tax districts and municipalities. The total does not include state collections.

2 properties condemned in Eunice

Two derelict properties in Eunice are to be torn down by the city after Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen’s meeting.
They were among 10 properties to be scrutinized at the meeting.
Bill Thompson, code enforcement officer, said the property at 230 Rodney St. had been involved in a fire and “...nobody has done anything with it and I think it is time we need to tear it down.”
The Board agreed with Thompson’s assessment of the property listed as owned by Michelle Prudhomme Duos.

Tri-Parish workforce drops by 344

The Tri-Parish workforce dropped 344 jobs in July from July 2017, according to federal Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission.
There were 69,864 people working or looking for jobs in July in St. Landry, Acadia and Evangeline parishes, down from 70,208 in July 2017.
The job numbers are not adjusted for seasonal factors such as weather and holidays.
The June report also counted a decrease in the Tri-Parish workforce over the year. In June, there were 70,062 people in the workforce, down from 70,780 people a year ago in June.

The St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission plans to celebrate a new art piece, the “Key of ‘C’ Accordion” kiosk at Meet the Artists, at 9 a.m. Sept. 20. The event will feature the artists involved in the new sculpture, the new brand logo, and CajunTravel.com redesign. The event will take place at the St. Landry Parish Visitor Center in Opelousas. (Photos courtesy of The St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission)

Tourism center keying up new art

The St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission (SLPTC) has installed a new art piece, the “Key of ‘C’ Accordion” kiosk.
The kiosk is a unique concept that combines art, construction, design, and modern technology. It is an exciting addition to the center’s collection, which includes the Amédé Ardoin Commemorative. The accordion allows the user to explore CajunTravel.com and listen to a range of regional music genres including Cajun, Creole, and zydeco.

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