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Students at SLCC’s Gulf Area campus in Abbeville practice social distancing during Tuesday’s orientation.

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Lawana Stokes, director of the SLCC Gulf Area Campus in Abbeville, speaks to students during an orientation Tuesday morning. Stokes stressed that students follow proper COVID-19 guidelines as they return to campus for the first time since March.

‘Journey’ back: SLCC students return to Gulf Area campus for first time since March

Lawana Stokes welcomed students back to the South Louisiana Community College Gulf Area Campus in Abbeville during an orientation Tuesday morning.
This week marked the first time Stokes, the campus director, had been able greet students in person since the COVID-19 pandemic shut things down in early spring.
“It’s been a long journey,” Stokes told dozens of students, all of whom spread out in the campus’ courtyard. “We haven’t been here since March.”
Stokes said it is exciting to see the students back, but it didn’t come without preparation.

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Honoree Bill Broussard (middle) joins Vermilion Catholic Principal Mike Guilbeaux and Mount Carmel Principal Sister Janet Leblanc after the school dedicated the tennis courts after him.

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Bill Broussard standing in front of the courts that were dedicated to him. Alongside him is his entire family, children, daughters-in-laws, and his grandkids.

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The newly resurfaced and newly named Bill Broussard Tennis Courts.

Vermilion Catholic, Mount Carmel dedicate tennis courts to Bill Broussard

Mount Carmel, Vermilion Catholic and tennis have all been an important part of Bill Broussard’s life.
Those three things came together this week when the two schools dedicated the campus tennis courts in Broussard’s honor.

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Denise Lotief

Lotief named interim principal at North Vermilion High School

The next day after Tommy Byler was named the new superintendent of Vermilion Parish public schools, Denise Lotief was named the interim principal at North Vermilion High School.
Before his promotion, Byler was the principal at North Vermilion, and Lotief was one of two assistant principals.
Lotief has been an assistant principal at NVHS for the last six years.
She will remain the interim principal until a permanent one is hired.
Byler is expected to platoon back and forth from the central office and North Vermilion High for the next week or two.

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This is a mask approved by North Vermilion High administration.

Vermilion Parish School board will let students wear school names, logos on their face mask

The Vermilion Parish School Board is now leaving it up to the principals of each school, to decide on what type of face mask is acceptable or not acceptable to worn by students.
Last week the school board created a new mask policy that will let students and staff wear face coverings that contain references to the school system (i.e., name or insignia) or individual schools within the system (i.e., name or mascot), which are approved by the principals.
However, the face mask or face covering still has to be solid with only the school name, logo or mascot written on it.

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Maurice Man Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash in St. Landry Parish

ST. LANDRY PARISH – At approximately 9:30 p.m. on August 13, 2020, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I were notified of a single-vehicle crash on LA Hwy 10 near LA Hwy 182 in St. Landry Parish.
The crash took the life of 45-year-old Daniel Scott Palmer of Maurice.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as Palmer was driving a 1999 Lexus L47 SUV westbound on LA 10 when, for unknown reasons, he failed to negotiate a left curve. Upon doing so, the Lexus exited the roadway and struck an embankment of a small canal.

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