Pictured above is police tape as it blocks motorists from passing down LaSalle Street near the intersection of Tate Cove Road. The road closure came following six to seven inches of rainfall that fell inside Ville Platte overnight Wednesday and into Thursday. For more pictures of the rainfall, turn to Page 5. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Wicked weather strikes again

Weeks after tornadoes wreaked havoc in the city and the surrounding area, Ville Platte was hit with another round of wicked weather as a tropical system caused heavy rainfall overnight Wednesday an

Pictured above with Evangeline Superintendant of Schools Darwan Lazard, Ville Platte High Principal Melanie Miller, and Ville Platte High power lifting coach Matthew Carmouche are members of the Bulldog power lifting team that finished third in the state. In no particular order are Montique Goody, Shawn LeBlanc, Jakalyan “Karate Kid” Fontenot, Blake Celestine, Christopher Dupre, Marcus Soileau, Quincey Bias, Zack Bolfa, and Travion Ardoin. Not pictured are Dustin LeBleu and Jakeelan Bruno. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

EPSB recognizes student accomplishments during 2018-2019 school year

During the meeting Wednesday of the Evangeline Parish School Board, several students were recognized for their accomplishments during the past school year.


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