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Three St. Martinville residents killed in head-on collision

ST. MARTIN PARISH – Shortly before 6:30 am on May 18, 2018, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a two vehicle fatal crash on LA 96 near Capritto 40 Arpent Road in St. Martin Parish.
The crash claimed the lives of 18-year-old Kenneth J. Eaglin II, 18-year-old Dajanee Oliver, and, 37- year-old Latricia L. Savoy, all of St. Martinville.

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Abbeville Council looking to ban smoking inside bars, bingo halls

On Jan. 1, 2015, the City of Abbeville went smoke free in public places.
Well, in most public places. Bars and bingo halls remained exempt from the smoke-free ordinance passed by the Abbeville City Council.
However, the cloud that advocates say is hanging over a completely smoke-free, healthier Abbeville may soon dissipate.
During an ordinance committee meeting Tuesday evening, the Council voted to amend the previously installed smoking ban to include bars and bingo halls.

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Dr. Joseph Savoie, president of UL Lafayette, and One Acadiana President and CEO Troy Wayman take questions from the audience Tuesday morning during Lessons from the Corner Office.

UL Lafayette President Dr. Savoie speaks to members of One Acadiana

LAFAYETTE — When it comes to economic development and overall growth in Acadiana, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette plays a pivotal role.
It makes sense, then, that One Acadiana, an economic development organization focused on the betterment of the area, would bring the University’s leader together with its members to offer some insight into what makes it all work.
One Acadiana welcomed UL Lafaytte President Dr. Joseph Savoie Tuesday morning during its latest installment of Lessons from the Corner Office. The series allows members to hear from local leaders.

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Kaye Broussard is heading off into retirement after 32 years of teaching music.

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Kaye Broussard has brought music to countless students during her 32 years as a teacher.

Swan song playing on Broussard’s 32-year career as music teacher

ERATH — Kaye Broussard has had a long run in teaching music at Erath Middle School.
Her journey began 32 years ago, with 27 of those years at Erath Middle. Recently, Broussard decided to retire with great service and wonderful times under her belt.

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Kanzi Spraggins wore his SLCC cap and gown last week when he received an associate degree.

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Kanzi will be wearing his high school cap and gown Saturday to graduate from Lighthouse.

Spraggins receives college degree before high school degree

Kanzi Spraggins’ family attended his graduation from South Louisiana Community College on Thursday.
Kanzi finished with an overall grade point average of 3.9 and also earned 61 college credits for an associate’s degree.
So, what separates Kanzi from the rest of the community college graduates?
He received an associate degree before he ever received his high school diploma.

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