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Touchet suggests raises for chief of police, mayor

It has been 12 years since the mayor and chief of police in Abbeville have received raises.
That could soon change for the two positions, both of which are elected.
On Tuesday, during a discussion on the upcoming budget at the regular Abbeville City Council meeting, Councilman Francis Touchet Jr. brought up providing pay increases for the mayor and chief of police.
“This is not something where I want to address it right now,” Touchet said during the meeting, “but I want to put it out for the rest of the council and the public to understand.”

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Third Circuit Court of Appeal dismisses Puyau’s lawsuit

What a day for Vermilion Parish School Superintendent Jerome Puyau had on Wednesday.
His morning began with the celebration of the Vermilion Parish School District being ranked No. 2 in the state out of 72 school districts.
At 11 a.m., he sent an email to all school employees praising them for their work that helped make Vermilion No. 2, a ranking no school district in Acadiana has ever reached.
But, then around 12:15 p.m., his day went south after receiving a phone call.

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Jacob Landry

Jacob Landry Working with Economic Development Board on behalf of Erath

To help provide vision, direction, and programming for the parish’s economic development agency, area stakeholders appoint a diverse mix of professionals to the organization’s 15-member board. The Vermilion Economic Development Alliance board members represent Vermilion Parish cities, towns, and government organizations as well as the Chamber of Commerce.

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Leon Fava

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James Mire


VERMILION PARISH — Two men have been arrested for conspiring to burn down a house belonging to one of their relatives back in August.
James Mire, 69 of Sulphur, was booked into the Calcasieu Parish Jail on Oct. 29 on one count of Conspiracy to Commit Arson With the Intent to Defraud.
Leon Fava, 43 of Lafayette, was booked into the Vermilion Parish Jail on October 28 on one count of Simple Arson. Fava faces a charge of Conspiracy to Commit Arson With Intent to Defraud in Calcasieu Parish.

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School Board member Kibbie Pillette (left) wants to know why Superintended Jerome Puyau is still showing up for work after being put on leave almost three month ago. Next to him is board member Jason Roy.

Pillette rants about Puyau showing up for work

In a special school board meeting that was called on Tuesday, school board member Kibbie Pillette closed the meeting with a rant about why Superintendent Jerome Puyau is still going to work when the board voted to put him on paid leave.
Back in August, the school board voted to put Puyau on paid leave while an outside law firm investigates Puyau.
That law firm has been investigating Puyau since August, and Puyau has not missed a day of work since being told not to go to work or speak to school employees.



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