The oil and gas industry has been a boom to the Louisiana economy ever since oil was first produced from a well in Jennings in 1901.
On Wednesday, Evangeline Parish School Board members learned that the district received a 5.26 out of seven for its overall rating of its early childhood programs.
At its last monthly meeting of the year Wednesday, the Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce voted to approve four new members to its ranks.
On Wednesday, Ville Platte Chief of Police Neal Lartigue reported the arrest of two individuals for felony theft.
Evangeline Parish Sheriff Eddie Soileau issued statements regarding individuals in connection with recent burglaries and thefts.