VPSO Deputy Jeremiah Soriez accepts his Life Saving Award from Kaplan Chief of Police Boyd Adams.

Kaplan Police Department honors Deputy Soriez for act

Vermilion Parish Sheriff Deputy Jeremiah Soriez attended the Kaplan City Council meeting last Thursday where he was awarded a Lifesaving Award for his unselfish act.
Soriez was on routine patrol in the parish when he ran across a vehicle which had committed a traffic violation. When the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, the violator fled with the officer in pursuit.
The chase led to Kaplan where the runaway crashed his vehicle into his ex-girlfriend’s house and the subject fled on foot. He was later found dead under a nearby house.

One Acadiana President and CEO Jason El Koubi speaks to those in attendance.

One Acadiana recognizes effort of delegation of local legislators during recent special session

Louisiana Legislators recently wrapped up a special session aimed at closing a $304 million budget gap for the fiscal year that ends on June 30.
The Legislators did close that gap, with a combination of cuts and one-time money from the state’s Rainy Day savings account.
One Acadiana, formerly the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, recognized the efforts of the members of the Acadiana Delegation of Legislators during a press conference Wednesday morning.

Public documents copied by the school board office cost four school members a total of $57.50. They made a public records request and were charged 25 cents a copy.

Expensive request

The Vermilion Parish School Board has a written policy in place that will charge anyone who wants a copy of a public records request. Four school board members learned that there is no exception.
Four Vermilion Parish School Board members made a public records request on Feb. 20 to Vermilion Parish School Board Superintendent Jerome Puyau, requesting copies of public records dealing with 10 different school issues.

Repairs finished at city’s water plant

Repairs at Abbeville’s water treatment plant that led to the recent discoloration of water in the city have been completed.
Mayor Mark Piazza said Thursday afternoon that the crew working on replacing a large gear and bearing that turns the rake system for the clarifier completed its work late Wednesday.
That part of the system had to be taken out of service. That caused discoloration to the water in some areas of the city during the last couple of weeks. Piazza said it may take a couple of days for the system to clear out the discolored water.


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