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This plaque now hangs in the Erath Police Department.

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Mary Hebert (right) speaks to a crowd that gathered at the Erath Police Station to honor her former husband Gerald Hebert.

Honoring former Erath police chief

A special ceremony was held a year later to the date of the death of Erath Chief Police Gerald Hebert.
Hebert died on Sept. 20, 2016 after a battle with cancer. He was 59 years old. Hebert was chief for nine years.
Erath Police Chief Anna LaPointe arranged the ceremony at the newly renovated Erath Police Station, that Hebert helped design.
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.

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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

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.
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.

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Vermilion Parish School Board will decide to have 7 or 9 members

No one likes a tie. In the sports world, they have come up with ways to break a tie by going into overtime or playing extra innings. But in the political arena, especially the 8-member Vermilion Parish School Board, there is no way to break a tie vote.
Some thought the school board president had the power to break a tie, but the president does not. Others thought the superintendent was the deciding tie breaker. Wrong again.

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Vermilion Economic Development launches world-class online mapping system

In addition to assisting local businesses with their needs, the Vermilion Economic Development Alliance is tasked with helping potential businesses find a place to be successful in the parish.
Since its inception, VEDA has worked with real estate agents and property owners to catalog land and buildings to be shared with interested parties. Now, through a partnership with One Acadiana and allies throughout the region, VEDA has a sophisticated new tool to help them in this process.

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Ty Leblanc

Delcambre man accused of possessing stolen items

DELCAMBRE — An investigation into items stolen from a local business led to the arrest of a 48-year-old Delcambre man.
On Sept. 18, at 3:15 p.m., officers of the Delcambre Police Department, along with members of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff Narcotics Task Force, served an arrest and search warrant on Ty F. Leblanc of 605 N Marie St. in Delcambre.

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