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The Honor Chair for Allen Bares Jr. is one of 89 that has been presented to the families and departments of fallen officers by Saving A Hero’s Place, Inc.

Allen Bares Jr

Taking part in the presentation of the Honor Chair for Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Deputy
Allen Bares Jr. are Col. Kirk Frith, Bares’ parents, Allen Bares Sr. and Lynn Bares, Sheriff Mike Couvillon, Bares’ son, James, Major Darryl Leblanc, Tina, his widow, and Major Ron Sonnier.

Walter Henning of Saving A Hero’s Place, Inc. speaks during Monday’s presentation of Allen Bares Jr.’s Honor Chair.

Saving A Hero’s Place: Chair in honor of Allen Bares Jr. presented to family, Sheriff’s Office

Next month will mark five years since Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Allen Bares Jr. gave his life in the line of duty.
He is not forgotten, as Bares remains forever in the hearts and minds of his family, friends and those with whom he served. Many of the people who hold a special place for Bares gathered Monday morning at the Sheriff’s Office training center to dedicate a place for him.

Dr. Twyla Williams Damond talks to board members.

Vermilion Parish will discuss superintendent’s salary, four-day school week and new charter school

It looks like tonight’s school board meeting could be another long one.
Lately, it is not common for Vermilion Parish School Board Meetings to last three hours or until about 9 p.m. Tonight’s meeting is expected to last at least two hours based on the agenda items.
The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and the public is invited to attend.
There will be a discussion about the school board looking into the school district going to a four-day work week (Tuesday through Friday) as a way to save the district money.

Wreck at Tractor Supply in Eunice

EUNICE — A Jeep left the Murphy gas station on front of Walmart Tuesday afternoon, ran across U.S. 190 and came to rest upside down in the potted soil in front of Tractor Supply. One person was removed from the Jeep. A Eunice Police officer said there was no other injuries. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

(U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Noshoba Davis)
Louisiana National Guard Lt. Col. James Williams, Jr. is pinned by his wife, Toni, during his promotion ceremony.

(U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Noshoba Davis)
Louisiana National Guard Lt. Col. James Williams, Jr. (center) stands with his wife, Toni (center left), kids and family members after being promoted during an official ceremony at Camp Beauregard in Pineville.

La. Army National Guard promotes Meaux resident to lieutenant colonel

PINEVILLE – Surrounded by friends, family and colleagues, the Louisiana National Guard promoted James Williams, Jr. to the rank of lieutenant colonel at Camp Beauregard in Pineville, Dec. 18.
Williams is a long-time Vermilion Parish resident. He lives in Meaux with his family. He and his wife, the former Toni Lege have been married for 24 years. Together they have four children, James (III) who also serves in the LANG, Caroline, Ann Claire and Emma.

Abbeville Police investigating after female victim shot during drive-by shooting

On May 4, 2019 at approximately 11:13 p.m. officers of the Abbeville Police Department responded to a “shots fired” call near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and South Bailey Street.
The original caller stated that she heard several shots coming from she believed was a vehicle.
Upon officers arriving in the area, they were advised that a female subject had been shot and was being transported to the Abbeville General Hospital emergency room. The detective division was called out to investigate.

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