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Bart Bouillion announces bid for Erath Chief of Police

I, Bart C. Bouillion, 45 years old, from Erath am a candidate for Chief of Police in Erath. The election will be held on March 25, 2017. It had always been a dream and vision of mine, as a young police officer, to one day give back to my town and community. I want to provide excellence in service to our town and leave a lasting imprint for the people of Erath. The citizens and businesses in Erath deserve to be provided with professional and courteous police service. This will be provided by me being an active and involved Chief of Police.

Photo by Judy LeBlanc
Timmie Melancon shows off the national award that Wright Honey earned at the recent American Beekeeping Federation Conference.

Wright Honey (far right) received the Blue Ribbon.

Honey made in Vermilion Parsih wins national award

WRIGHT — There is a well known sign in the Vermilion Parish community of Wright that lets you know that if you lived there, you would already be home.
After the recent American Beekeeping Federation Conference, Wright is now home to some of the best honey in the nation.
Lonnie and Timmie Melancon’s honey, aptly named Wright Honey, received the Blue Ribbon for their entry at the conference, held recently in Galveston, Texas.

Illegal alligator egg collectors sentenced in Vermilion Parish

Two Grand Chenier men were sentenced in the 15th Judicial District Court in Vermilion Parish on Jan. 24 for their part in the theft of alligator eggs.
Paul A. Canik, 48, pled no contest to illegal possession of alligator eggs, and criminal trespass. Christopher M. Trahan, 25, pled no contest to not abiding by rules and regulations.

All of the beds in the parish jail are occupied.

What is the price of safety?

There is a major problem brewing between the Vermilion Parish Police Jury and the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office. The end result could lead to a Sheriff guard being injured in the parish jail or criminals not being arrested because there is no more room in the parish jail.
The Vermilion Parish jail was opened in 1983 and it first held 49 prisoners. Over time, a special dormitory, not connected to the jail, was built to house another 48 prisoners, bringing the capacity to 150 prisoners.

Police Jury: Less overflow prisoners

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