Brandon Smith was all smiles after being named the recipient of a leadership award in Lafayette.

Smith brings positivity to youth in Acadiana

Growing up, Abbeville native Brandon Smith had the greatest of influences in his mother Sabrina. Smith; who now lives in Lafayette, grew up here in Vermilion Parish and credits his mother as someone who had always taught him to always be prepared; something she tended to make ease of, as if it were as simple as that. “She was and still is my greatest influence,” he said “Despite any hardship we faced as a family, I never felt like I’d made a mistake bad enough not to get through it.”

Bryan Kibodeaux

Vermilion Sheriff’s Deputy arrested for first-degree rape charge, other charges

According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, a deputy with just under 18 years of service with the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office was arrested Tuesday afternoon by the Louisiana State Police charged with 1 count of first degree rape, 4 counts of sexual battery and 4 counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile.

Mike Francis

Louisiana Public Service Commission elects Mike Francis as Chairman

CROWLEY -– At the January Business and Executive meeting of the Louisiana Public Service Commission, Mike Francis, (R-Crowley) was unanimously elected Chairman by the five Louisiana Commissioners for the 2019 term.
Commissioner Francis stated, “I am honored to have been elected unanimously by my colleagues, Republican and Democrat alike”. “I appreciate the confidence they have entrusted in me. I will strive daily to work for every Louisiana consumer”.

Vermilion Parish Tourism Executive Director Alison Miller (middle) receives the award from Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and Jill Kidder, president/CEO of the
Louisiana Travel Association.

Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission captures Louisiana Travel Association 2019 Louey Award

The Louisiana Travel Association (LTA) introduced the Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission as the winner of the Outstanding Convention and Visitors Bureau/Tourist Commission of the Year (budget up to $499,999) during its Annual Meeting on Jan. 24 in Alexandria.
The “Louey Awards” honor and showcase individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the Louisiana tourism industry


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