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Pedestrian Dies in St. Landry Hit and Run

SUNSET – Shortly before 10 p.m. on Jan. 16, 2019, Troop I was notified of a fatality crash involving a pedestrian on LA 182 near Thelma Drive in St. Landry Parish. The crash claimed the life of 51-year-old David Sonnier of Arnaudville.
The preliminary investigation revealed Sonnier was walking on or near the roadway of LA 182 when he was struck by two vehicles that were traveling east on LA 182. After striking Sonnier, both vehicles continued on and fled the scene.

The Delcambre Board of Aldermen and Mayor Pam Blakely recently held a meeting. (from left to right) Aldermen Bryan Glatter, Donald Martin, Tim Derise, Mayor Pam Blakely and alderwoman Madison Saunier. Alderwoman Sarah Trahan was at the meeting but she stepped out when the photo was taken.

Delcambre officials hear details about state audit

DELCAMBRE - The Delcambre Board of Aldermen meeting began at 6 o’clock sharp on Monday night with the aldermen awaiting the town’s state audit.
Matthew Margaglio, of Kolder Slaven & Company, presented the annual report; which was several months behind schedule.
The reason for the delay was due to inaccurate, late reports. Margaglio explains.
“This report I present to you today will further discuss several issues we have had including receiving an inaccurate report,” said Margaglio.

New Erath city attorney Bart Broussard (left) sits next to Erath mayor Taylor Mencacci.

New Erath administration holds first meeting

ERATH - The new Erath aldermen and Mayor Taylor Mencacci held their first meeting of the new administration on Monday, and 20 minutes later, the meeting was over.
Each aldermen and mayor wore matching shirts, which was a first. Also, the pledge was said by Erath veteran George Bellis, who is a Marine veteran.
An Erath veteran will be saying the pledge before each meeting, which is also new,
Mayor Mencacci updated the aldermen and residents in the audience what was taking place in the town.

Perry with his family.

Jonathan Perry sworn in as Judge

Kaplan native Jonathan “J.P.” Perry was recently sworn in as the new judge for the Third Circuit Court of Appeal for the state of Louisiana, by Ulysses Gene Thibodeaux, Chief Judge for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. On hand for the event were Perry’s wife and children. The Lake Charles-based 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal, 3rd District, Section 4F seat covers all of Vermilion and portions of Acadia and Lafayette Parishes.

Anne Falgout, executive director of the Vermilion Economic Development Alliance speaks to the Abbeville Kiwanis Club.

Vermilion Economic Development here to help

Since becoming executive director of the Vermilion Economic Development Alliance (VEDA) in late 2014, Anne Falgout and 15 volunteer members of the board have worked to bring business and growth to Vermilion Parish.
With ‘18 in the review, Falgout spoke last week to members of the Kiwanis Club of Abbeville about some of the things this year has in store. Falgout said meeting with groups like the Kiwanis Club helps create a better view of what the community needs.

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