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State Sales Tax holiday set for Friday, Saturday

BATON ROUGE – A state sales tax holiday to provide relief for Louisiana residents recovering from hurricanes Laura and Delta, in addition to the COVID-19 public health emergency, will take place Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21.
Act 16 of the 2020 Second Extraordinary Session of the Louisiana Legislature exempts the first $2,500 of most consumer purchases from the 4.45% state sales tax. The exemption applies to in-store purchases as well as transactions completed online or by telephone.
Eligible transactions include:

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Christian Green

Abbeville officers book man after shots fired

​On Nov. 17, 2020 at approximately 8 p.m., officers of the Abbeville Police Department responded to the Walmart parking lot in reference to shots being fired in the area.
The responding officers located a witness who advised them that they observed two subjects fighting in the parking lot, and a third subject exited the vehicle and fired two rounds from a handgun toward the ground near one of the subjects after they stopped fighting.

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Byler provides COVID-19 update for schools, urges people to do their part as cases rise

Cases of COVID-19 are increasing in the Acadiana area.
The recent spike has already had an effect on some schools in Vermilion Parish.
Superintendent Tommy Byler announced last week that Erath High School would operate virtually through next week. Students are set to return on Monday, Nov. 30. All schools will be off next week for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Consequently, that led to the cancelation of Erath High’s final two football games of the season, including this Friday’s game against Abbeville High. The Wildcats will now take on Berwick High on the road.

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