Here’s some good news.
Long-awaited capital outlay funds from the state have finally come through for the City of Abbeville. These are funds that will help cover the cost of four drainage projects in the city.
The total cost of the projects will be $500,000. The city will receive $375,000 from the state, with the city covering the remaining $125,000.
“You can’t say enough about the positive impact this is going to have for so many people,” Councilman Brady Broussard Jr. said during the Council meeting on Aug 6. “This is fantastic for our city.”
Here’s some good news.
Gulf Coast Bank gives back to many local non-profit organizations and schools. “Our employees make it a priority to come together throughout the year to donate, fundraise, and volunteer for many of the causes that make the community we serve a better place,” said Megan Broussard, Gulf Coast Bank Marketing Coordinator.
The most recent internal fundraiser at the Bank benefited Miles Perret Cancer Services, in honor of their event taking place this Saturday, August 17th, The Games of Acadiana, which Gulf Coast Bank will also be volunteering for.
Gulf Coast Bank has been a supporter of Hospice of Acadiana for many years.
Hospice of Acadiana remains the only non-profit hospice in our area. They have the longest record of continuous service of any hospice in Louisiana, and since their inception, they have served over 24,000 patients and their families.
Mike Hebert, Gulf Coast Bank Investment Executive, and Hospice of Acadiana Board Member, presented Gulf Coast Bank’s donation to Kacee Thompson, Hospice of Acadiana Foundation Director.
School Board President Laura LeBeouf wanted to know if a certain school board member was threatening her at the end of Monday night’s canceled committee meeting.
After LeBeouf announced that all of the committee meetings were cancelled because of a problem with the agenda, school board member Chris Gautreaux asked LeBeouf who hired security for the school board meetings.
LeBeouf explained to Gautreaux she was advised by legal counsel on how to handle hiring security.
“You better talk to your legal counsel,” said Gautreaux.
“The successes of Louisiana students, teachers and school and district administrators continue to reach new heights as indicated by unprecedented graduation rates, scholarship funding, and other college and career readiness components. I am proud to have contributed to the remarkable improvement and look forward to continuing to work alongside educators and parents to ensure every Louisiana student has access to a high-quality education,” said Dr. Holly Boffy as she qualified for a seat on the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE).