St. Martin Parish President Guy Cormier announced his resignation Tuesday, January 16th during the parish council’s Administrative/Finance committee meeting. Cormier said that he would be leaving office on March 2, 2018.
When Deyshia Hargrave stood up to ask a question about the superintendent’s salary at Monday’s Vermilion Parish School Board meeting, she had no intention of starting a movement.
Hargrave said she attended the School Board meeting to best serve her students and the community.
“I teach kids daily to treat everyone with respect and to speak out when they witness something that is wrong,” Hargrave said Thursday.
Challenges to candidates in two Bunkie elections were filed iun 12th Judicial District Court today, resulting in a hearing being set for 10 a.m. next Friday to determine if the candidates will remain on the March 24 ballot.
Jonathan Washington was challenged by mayoral candidate Bruce Coulon, who alleged Washington resides in Atlanta, Ga. District Attorney Charles Riddle agreed and filed documents in court supporting a finding that Washington did not meet all eligibiility requirements when he qualified to run for mayor of Bunkie last Friday (Jan. 5.
A well-known business in Abbeville will soon be closing its doors.
Stine Home & Yard announced this week that it will be closing the Stine store location in Abbeville within the next two months.
Lafayette-based PetroQuest Energy is investing $8.75 million to secure leases in Avoyelles and neighboring Pointe Coupee parishes to drill wells into the Austin Chalk formation running through this area.
An oil industry source said other companies are also planning to lease land in Avoyelles for oil exploration.