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Jerome Puyau

Vermilion Parish School Board gives Superintendent Jerome Puyau his 90-day notice

It looks like Vermilion Parish School Superintendent Jerome Puyau has 90 days left as the superintendent of the school system.
During Thursday’s special meeting, the Vermilion Parish School Board voted to begin the process of terminating Puyau.
The vote was 5-3 to give him a 90-day notice to end his employment as the superintendent of Vermilion Parish.
Voting for Puyau’s termination were Laura LeBeouf, Kibbie Pillette, Dale Stelly, Charlotte Detraz and Dr. David Dupuis.
Voting against his termination were Chris Gautreaux, Kristie Hebert and Jason Roy.

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The Abbeville Fire Department.

Abbeville has successful fire rating process

Every five years, fire departments around Louisiana are evaluated and receive ratings.
Those evaluations include department personnel, facilities, training, communication and water supply among other things. Credits are given for each category, with 90 credits or higher resulting in a Class 1 rating, the highest rating.
In 2014, the Abbeville Fire Department (AFD) received a Class 3 rating. While the department remains a Class 3 in ‘19, the AFD did improve on its score.

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Abbeville Police Dept. offers holiday safety tips

​Chief of Police William “Bill” Spearman would like to wish all citizens a safe and joyous holiday season.
In order to ensure a happy holiday season, Chief Spearman would like to remind everyone of some basic safety precautions that we may occasionally forget:
• Be extra cautious to lock the doors to your home whenever you leave, even if it is only for a few minutes.
• If you go out for the evening, consider leaving a light, radio or a tv on to make it appear that someone is home.

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Abbeville Police Department taking part in ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign

The Abbeville Police Department, through funding provided by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, are participating in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which runs from Friday, December 13, 2019 through January 1, 2020. Officers of the Abbeville Police Department will have designated D.W.I. patrols, searching for impaired drivers. Officers will also be looking out for other violations, such as moving violations and seatbelt usage.



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