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Driver Succumbs to Injuries Received in Single-Vehicle Crash

IBERIA PARISH – On December 10, 2019, shortly after 11:00 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop I responded to a single-vehicle crash on LA Hwy 85 north of College Road in Jeanerette.
The crash ultimately took the life of 77-year-old Raphael Vallot of Jeanerette.
The preliminary investigation revealed a 2008 Chevrolet Aveo driven by Vallot was traveling south on LA Hwy 85. For unknown reasons, his vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway, entered a ditch, and overturned several times before coming to rest in a private driveway.

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People can place ornaments on the Memory Tree this Wednesday, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Abbeville.

Memory Tree honors Sydney Colomb; families can remember loved ones

Sydney Colomb died in early 2018.
Her memory lives on with her family members every day. Now, a gesture by her family members has helped hundreds of families remember their loved ones.
“My niece was killed in a wreck by a drunk driver,” said Kady Guillory, Sydney’s aunt.
“My family and I got together with the United Methodist Church to start a memory tree in honor of Sydney.
“We knew the holidays would be the hardest.”

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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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