Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon speaks Wednesday during a St. Mary Chamber of Commerce business luncheon at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City. Donelon discussed the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, which he says is extremely important for south Louisiana. (Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald/The Daily Review)

Donelon outlines issues as flood insurance is back in Congress

The next few months could be crucial to determine the future of how flood insurance operates in the United States, especially for south Louisiana, State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon said Wednesday.
Donelon was guest speaker during the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce business luncheon at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City.
He runs the state Department of Insurance, which is responsible for regulating Louisiana’s insurance industry.

Louisiana Attorney General's Office says Greenhouse trial should stay in Avoyelles

<p> As expected, the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office disagrees that media coverage surrounding Norris Greenhouse Jr.’s upcoming murder trial requires the trial be moved out of Avoyelles Parish. 12th Judicial District Judge William “Billy” Bennett has scheduled a hearing on the motion for 1:30 p.m. Monday.</p>
<p> Greenhouse’s trial on 2nd degree murder and attempted 2nd degree murder is scheduled to begin Oct. 2.</p>

VP Fire District discusses potential new driveway at Faubourg station

<p>A proposed new driveway at the Faubourg Fire Station was discussed at the monthly meeting Tuesday night of the Evangeline Parish Fire District Two, Ward One.<br />
Ted Demourelle advised his fellow board members that he had consulted with engineer Ronald Landreneau that morning about what can be done about water possibly going toward the Faubourg Road because of the construction.<br />

This plaque now hangs in the Erath Police Department.

Honoring former Erath police chief

<p>A special ceremony was held a year later to the date of the death of Erath Chief Police Gerald Hebert.<br />
Hebert died on Sept. 20, 2016 after a battle with cancer. He was 59 years old. Hebert was chief for nine years.<br />
Erath Police Chief Anna LaPointe arranged the ceremony at the newly renovated Erath Police Station, that Hebert helped design.<br />
In attendance were Hebert’s three children, along with grand children, six out of his 15 brother and sisters, plus, friends, aldermen and Mayor John Earl LeBlanc.<br />

Part of the fence that is currently around the pond will be moved to do some work at the new park in Abbeville.

Abbeville Council keeps moving forward with work at new park

<p>While the finished product remains at least a couple of years away, the City of Abbeville is taking steps to develop Lafitte Drive-in Park.<br />
The Abbeville City Council approved a plan in June to turn about 15 acres that used to be the site of the drive-in into a city park. The city purchased the land last year from the deGrauww family, which owned the drive-in. The land will be combined with adjacent property the city already owned to create a large recreational area.<br />


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