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Drive-thru testing offered in Vermilion Parish

Vermilion Parish will offer no-cost, drive-thru COVID-19 testing to parish residents during June and July. The testing is in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health, Vermilion Parish Police Jury and Louisiana National Guard.

Testing will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on the following dates:

Friday, June 19
Maurice City Park
East Lafayette Street
Maurice

Monday, June 22
Old Abbeville Health Unit
401 S. St Charles Street
Abbeville

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Vermilion Parish School Board members, interim superintendent to appear before a grand jury on Thursday

All eight Vermilion Parish School Board members, including interim Superintendent Brad Prudhomme and assistant superintendent Paul Hebert, have been called to appear before a Vermilion Parish grand jury on Thursday.
School Board members Dale Stelly, Laura LeBeouf, president Kibbie Pillette, Chris Gautreaux, Kristy Hebert, Dr. David Dupuis, Jason Roy and Charlotte Detraz received subpoenas.
Board members contacted said they were not 100 percent sure why they were being called to appear before a grand jury.

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The inside of the home was destroyed by a fire on North Severin Street. An Erath man and his pet dog died in the fire.

Erath man, his dog die in house fire

The Louisiana Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the death of an Erath man, who was found dead in his home Sunday night.
Timmy Stoute, 66, and his dog were found deceased on the first floor of Stoute’s house located on North Severin Street.
The fire marshal began the investigation right after the fire. As of Monday, no details on how the fire began or how Stoute’s died.
“It is still under investigation by the state fire marshal’s office,” said Erath Chief of Police Anna LaPointe.

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Nikki LeBlanc

Upon recommendation of Vermilion Parish School Board, Sheriff Michael A. Couvillon announces Scholarship recipient of Louisiana Sheriff’s Honorary Membership Program

Vermilion Parish Sheriff Michael A. Couvillon is happy to announce that Nikki LeBlanc of Vermilion Parish has been named the recipient of an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship Program for the 2019-2020 school year.
LeBlanc is a 2020 graduate of Erath High School and resides in Erath. She plans to attend LSU in Baton Rouge and pursue Early Childhood Education as a field of study. She is the daughter of Pamela Dugas LeBlanc and the late Carl Joe LeBlanc.

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