Family and friends console DeJuan Guillory’s mother - Monica Fontenot (center) - during a walk for justice that was held on Friday. This was the first time the family has spoken out since their son was shot and killed by an Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Deputy on July 6, 2017. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)
On Friday, the family of DeJuan Guillory spoke out for the first time publicly at a walk for justice held in Guillory’s name.
Guillory was shot and killed by an Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Deputy on in the early morning hours of July 6, 2017.
By: TONY MARKS
Ville Platte City Councilman Mike Perron thumbs through a scrapbook of old newspaper clippings as he reminisced on life in Ville Platte during the 1950s and 1960s. He talked about his memories of the drive-ins, the night clubs, the five-and-dime stores, and G. Ardoin's and Evangeline Furniture. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)
Main Street is the lifeline of any city in America. It is the source that pumps out business to the rest of the city. If it dries up, then the city will follow suit.
Athletes from Pine Prairie, Sacred Heart and Ville Platte High wait outside of Health Works Rehab to get their free physicals. Health Works has gotten volunteer health care professionals to come and aid athletes in getting their physicals for the upcoming season for the last 14 years. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)
In order to be an athlete on any level, one must be in top physical shape.
And to be an athlete for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association you must prove that you are in top physical shape.
Ronald Doucet serves the City of Ville Platte and Ward 1 as city marshal. Before being elected to the position in 2006, he served on the Evangeline Parish Police Jury for 14 years. He is pictured here with a marshal’s unit located in the parking lot located between city hall and the city court complex. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)
Many teenagers feel inspired to become a famous celebrity, while still others feel inspired to become a doctor or a lawyer. Few of them like Ronald Doucet, who currently holds the office of city marshal for the City of Ville Platte, feel inspired to become a public servant.
The Third Circuit Court of Appeal for the State of Louisiana released a decision last week on a case on appeal from Evangeline Parish.
Ville Platte Chief of Police Neal Lartigue is requesting assistance in identifying suspects in a recent burglary.
On Monday, the Ville Platte Civil Service Board addressed possible job classification issues within the Ville Platte Police Department.