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Acadiana leads state in new COVID-19 cases

Louisiana had the third largest single-week increase in cases last week, beaten only by the first two weeks of April during the upswing, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.
There were 1,356 COVID-19 cases reported to the state since Monday, the Department reported on Tuesday.
Of the new cases, 95% are tied to community spread rather than congregate settings like nursing homes.

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Trovette Martin, right, cleans a voting machine at the Eunice City Hall on Tuesday. Looking are other voting commissioners Cynthia Martin and Deborah Gallien.

Early voting continues at Eunice City Hall poll through July 4

St. Landry Parish voters can cast vote at the Eunice City Hall poll through July 4.
As of noon Tuesday, 44 votes had been cast at the Eunice site.
There were 1,098 total votes in St. Landry Parish at the end of Tuesday’s voting, according to the Secretary of State’s website. Of the early votes, 917 were absentee.
The Presidential Preference Primary is on the ballot. Only Democrats and Republicans can cast a vote for the Presidential Preference Primary.
Grand Coteau voters will decide on a millage proposition for fire protection.

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Eunice News wins a top state award

The Eunice News won 10 awards in the Louisiana Press Association Better Newspaper Competition for 2020 including first place for General Excellence.
The General Excellence award is judged on the overall quality of the newspaper including news, sports, features, photography, reproduction and advertising.
Harlan Kirgan, editor, said, “The General Excellence award is a top award in the contest and is the result of the news, advertising and pressroom employees doing quality work. Capturing the top prize in the category is quite an honor for The Eunice News.”

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Braxton “B.I.” Moody III

Moody inducted into LPA’s 50-Year Club

Braxton “B.I.” Moody III was inducted to the Louisiana Press Association’s 50-Year Club at the association’s annual stockholders meeting June 22.
LPA’s 50-Year Club honors and recognizes men and women who have 50 years or more cumulative professional affiliation with newspapers and news websites, including ties to Louisiana.

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State reports 1,547 COVID-19 cases in two days

(June 19) — The Louisiana Department of Health reports 787 cases reported to the state since June 18, 2020, bringing total COVID-19 cases to 48,515. Today’s total case count reflects an additional increase of 760 cases that would have been reported on June 18, 2020, and a decrease of 1,666 duplicate and out-of-state cases. LDH reported 7 new COVID-19 deaths on June 18 and today reports an additional 15 deaths, bringing the state’s total to 2,972 COVID-19 deaths.


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