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Bill Rodier, St. Landry Parish Economic Development executive director, spoke about Savoie Sausage’s planned expansion at Wednesday’s Parish Council meeting in Opelousas. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

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Parish Council backs Savoie’s expansion

The St. Landry Parish Council approved a property tax exemption for planned expansion of Savoie’s Sausage and Food Products Inc.’s food production facility near Port Barre.
The Council would be giving up $4,500 a year in tax revenue for 10 years.
Bill Rodier, St. Landry Parish Economic Development executive director, spoke in support of the exemptions at a special meeting Council meeting Wednesday in Opelousas.
The $12.7 million expansion was announced in December.

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Coby Clavier, of Eunice, was elected chairman of the St. Landry Parish Council. Clavier started his second term on the Council this month. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Clavier elected Parish Council chairman

Coby Clavier, who started his second term this month on the St. Landry Parish Council, was elected chairman at Wednesday’s meeting.
Clavier served as vice chairman in 2019 and as chairman of the Public Works Committee in 2016.
Clavier said his goals include conducting meetings in an orderly fashion, building unity and helping the Council achieve a balanced budget.
Clavier is manager at Coburn’s Supply in Eunice.
The new chairman faced his first test on the job when a vote came up for a seat on the St. Landry Parish Tourism Commission.

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Scott Richard

Acadia Parish Superintendent's contract extended

By a 5-3 vote, the Acadia Parish School board approved a three-year extension of Superintendent Scott Richard’s contract.
The vote followed an hour-long executive session and was preceded by an attempt to put the vote off for a month.
After James Proctor made the motion to extend the contract, Steve Jones offered a substitute motion to table.
“I think we should put this off for one month to get more ideas, more information from our schools,” he said. Becky Atkinson seconded.
But the vote to table failed 5-3, with only Milton Simar joining Jones and Atkinson.

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Makailyn Guillory

Missing girl may be in Eunice area

The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 17-year-old Makailyn Guillory who was last seen on Dec. 29, 2019, in the Kathy Apartment complex in Crowley.
It is believed she left with a friend to go to Grand Coteau. Guillory may be in the Eunice, Crowley or Sunset/Grand Coteau area.
Guillory is described as a female with an olive complexion, 110 pounds, 4’7” in height, with black hair and brown eyes.

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Sheriff announces $500 scholarship

St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz is once again announcing the availability of a $500 scholarship to be awarded to one outstanding high school graduating senior in St. Landry Parish.
The only limitations are that applicants must be permanent residents of Louisiana, that the scholarships must be utilized in higher education within the State of Louisiana, and that the students must enroll as full time undergraduates. The selection process is conducted by an independent third party and is based primarily upon the applicants GPA and ACT scores.


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