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  • Heated council meeting boils over water

    August 2, 2011 9:34 PM

    'Enough is Enough!' That's what Palmetto residents are saying about their water at a heated village council meeting Tuesday night. Some say they're hearing the sound of cash going straight down the drain when the faucet is on. "$800 for someone to move into our town to get new... more »
  • Double Murder Suicide in Palmetto

    March 7, 2011 7:36 PM

    Funeral arrangements are in the works for three people in Palmetto. One - a man accused of shooting and killing his wife and her friend and then himself. It happened Sunday night. Neighbor, Whitney Carmon, said "for an area like this its something that is very disturbing." John Rideau said,... more »
  • Residents Raise $300,000 for State Park

    November 19, 2010 8:07 AM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Community Foundation of Acadiana says businesses, individuals and local governments have pitched in nearly $300,000 since October to keep Palmetto Island State Park open in Vermilion Parish. Construction on the $13 million park was complete this year, but state budget cuts nearly kept it closed... more »
  • Palmetto Park Update

    November 17, 2010 5:05 PM

    Today, at a joint announcement with Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA), Lt. Governor Scott Angelle announced that $284,000 has been secured for the operations of Palmetto Island State Park. Donors to the Palmetto Island State Park Fund Include: AGL Resources - $75,000 Chesapeake - $35,000 Stir the Pot Fundraiser -... more »
  • New State Park in Acadiana

    September 30, 2010 2:51 PM

    The highly anticipated Palmetto Island State Park is about to open in Vermilion Parish, between Abbeville and Intercoastal City. This thirteen million dollar project has been in the making for years but was put on hold after several hurricanes. Now, after the oil spill, the tourism dollars are... more »
  • New $18M Palmetto State Park to Open Afterall

    September 30, 2010 10:20 AM

    An 18-million dollar state park sitting vacant in Vermilion Parish will open to the public. Lt. Governor Scott Angelle made the announcement this morning. Palmetto State Park was scheduled to open earlier this year after seven years of construction, but due to budget cuts there was no money to open... more »
  • Palmetto Water System Interruptionss

    June 23, 2010 10:41 AM

    Palmetto, water system will be changing out fire hydrants, and the water service will be interrupted in some areas with the possibility of brown water. Brown water will not be dangerous, mineral may be loosened into water while hydrants are being changed. Hydrant will be replaced all week. For more... more »
  • $13 Million In State Funds Build New State Park, But Will It Open

    February 23, 2010 3:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state spent $13 million on Palmetto Island State Park, a new park in Vermilion Parish that was supposed to open later this year. But parks officials say Palmetto Island won't be able to open at all, with the funding proposed in Gov. Bobby Jindal's... more »
  • Boil Order Lifted: Palmetto

    September 24, 2009 12:57 PM

    On Monday, September 22 the Palmetto Water Supply facility in St. Landry Parish reported that there was a 6-inch line that needed repairing and testing in order to assure safe drinking water. Residents were advised to boil their water until further notice. As of Thursday, September 24th, those residents who... more »
  • Boil Order: Palmetto Water Users

    September 22, 2009 3:13 PM

    Those residents who are using Palmetto water are asked to boil their water. There has been a report of a 6-inch line that needs repairing and testing before residents can continue using it. The boil order is under effect until further notice.
  • Pedestrian Dies at Scene of Accident

    September 21, 2009 1:38 PM

    A Palmetto pedestrian is dead after being hit by a car. It happened around 10:25 Friday night in the westbound lane of Louisiana-ten in St. Landry Parish. 48-year old Wallace Zachary Junior was walking when a vehicle in the eastbound lane tried to pass another vehicle and hit him. Zachary... more »

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