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A banner in front of the Main Station of the Abbeville Fire Department is serving as
reminder about the drive.

Abbeville Fire Department once again helping group with baby supply drive

The drive to collect baby supplies for young, single mothers began last year at the Abbeville Fire Department with the hopes of it growing.
For its second year, it has.
A Pregnancy Center & Clinic, a non-profit groups based out of Lafayette, is once again partnering with the Abbeville Fire Department. This year, the Lafayette Fire Department has joined to help the cause. A Pregnancy Center & Clinic, a non-profit organization, has its home office in Lafayette. It’s pantry that helps single mothers is called Grace’s Closet.

Hue Martin was in custody of the Beaumont police. He will be brought back to Kaplan to face charges.

Hit and run suspect arrested

The hit and run suspect who hit a Kaplan policeman last week while fleeing from police was arrested in Beaumont, TX today.

According to Chief of Police Boyd Adams, Huey R. Martin was arrested by the Beaumont police. Two Kaplan police officers are currently enroute to bring him back to Kaplan to face his charges.

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VPSO Deputy Jeremiah Soriez accepts his Life Saving Award from Kaplan Chief of Police Boyd Adams.

Kaplan Police Department honors Deputy Soriez for act

Vermilion Parish Sheriff Deputy Jeremiah Soriez attended the Kaplan City Council meeting last Thursday where he was awarded a Lifesaving Award for his unselfish act.
Soriez was on routine patrol in the parish when he ran across a vehicle which had committed a traffic violation. When the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, the violator fled with the officer in pursuit.
The chase led to Kaplan where the runaway crashed his vehicle into his ex-girlfriend’s house and the subject fled on foot. He was later found dead under a nearby house.

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One Acadiana President and CEO Jason El Koubi speaks to those in attendance.

One Acadiana recognizes effort of delegation of local legislators during recent special session

Louisiana Legislators recently wrapped up a special session aimed at closing a $304 million budget gap for the fiscal year that ends on June 30.
The Legislators did close that gap, with a combination of cuts and one-time money from the state’s Rainy Day savings account.
One Acadiana, formerly the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, recognized the efforts of the members of the Acadiana Delegation of Legislators during a press conference Wednesday morning.

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Public documents copied by the school board office cost four school members a total of $57.50. They made a public records request and were charged 25 cents a copy.

Expensive request

The Vermilion Parish School Board has a written policy in place that will charge anyone who wants a copy of a public records request. Four school board members learned that there is no exception.
Four Vermilion Parish School Board members made a public records request on Feb. 20 to Vermilion Parish School Board Superintendent Jerome Puyau, requesting copies of public records dealing with 10 different school issues.



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