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False Alarm Problem

When an alarm goes off, Vermilion Parish volunteer firefighters rush. They leave their job, head to the fire station, get on a fire truck and rush to the fire.
When firefighters get to the scene, sometimes there are not always flames or smoke. Many times, they never arrive because when they are en route, they hear this. “False alarm. Turn around.”

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Rep. Clay Higgins

Higgins: Oil, gas industry poised for comeback

President Donald Trump and conservatives in Congress are helping the oil and gas industry make a comeback with increased drilling opportunities and fewer burdensome regulations, U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins said last week.
Higgins, R-Port Barre, spoke to the Atchafalaya Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City.
He represents Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional District, which includes Vermilion Parish, and took office in January 2017.
“The oil and gas industry is set for a renaissance in the Gulf of Mexico,” Higgins said.

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Thomas Poché is the Vermilion Parish High School Student of the Year. Pictured from left to right: Paul Hebert - Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Belisa Smith - Assistant Principal, Thomas Poche, Jerome Puyau - Superintendent, Ward Courville - Assistant Principal.

Abbeville’s Thomas Poché named Vermilion Parish High School Student of the Year

Thomas Poché set a goal for himself after his freshmen year at Abbeville High.
He would add something to his plate each year, a new challenge.
“I was just in band,” Poché said. “I wanted to do more.”
During this sophomore year he began playing tennis. He took up chorus during his junior year. Poché, who all the while maintained a 4.0 GPA, said he wanted to end up as a well-rounded student by the time he became a senior.

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Changes proposed for water, sewer rates in Maurice

MAURICE — Upgrades are being planned for the Village of Maurice’s water and sewer systems.
Construction of a new sewer plant will be completed sometime in 2020, while improvements to the water system will be made prior to that time.
At its regular meeting on Jan. 24, the Maurice Board of Aldermen agreed on a resolution declaring the intent to issue not exceeding $8,620,000 of sewer revenue bonds. The board made a similar move last October when it issued $3 million in bonds for water system improvements.

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