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Abbeville General will receive COVID vaccines Wednesday

Last week, Gov. John Bel Edwards said nearly 40,000 COVID-19 vaccines may be distributed to healthcare workers in Louisiana within the first week of the FDA approving their use.
On Wednesday, Abbeville General announced it will be getting the vaccine and will be distributing the
vaccine to frontline workers first.
Last week, Edwards was among four governors the Trump administration invited to Washington, D.C., to discuss vaccine distribution plans given the quality of those plans.

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Maurice currently under boil water advisory

MAURICE — The Village of Maurice is under a boil water advisory
Maurice Mayor Wayne Theriot issued the advisory due to an electrical issue at the water plant which caused loss of pressure early this morning.
“Health samples were pulled and we are awaiting results tomorrow morning,” Theriot said Tuesday morning. “The Village of Maurice Maintenance Supervisor, working with our contractor, have resolved the issue and the plant is operational. Health samples were pulled and we are awaiting results tomorrow morning.
“We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.”

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Angie Detraz

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Sheri Istre

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Nicole Toups

Vermilion Parish Parish Teachers of the Year named

This year has been full of challenges for everyone.
That is certainly true for teachers, who are working to do things that have never been done.
Something that is done every year by the Vermilion Parish School System naming Teachers of the Year. Seventh Ward’s Angie Detraz has been named the Vermilion Parish Elementary School Teacher of the Year. Erath Middle’s Nicole Toups has been honored as the Vermilion Parish Middle School Teacher of the Year and Gueydan High’s Sheri Istre has earned Vermilion Parish High School Teacher of the Year.

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Tommy Frederick

Frederick ready to get to work as new Judge

Not long after the start of the new year, a new judge will be seated in Vermilion Parish.
Tommy Frederick is set to be sworn on Jan. 4 as the new Division C Judge for the 15th Judicial District. He won a runoff against Ricky LaFleur on Dec. 5.
Frederick thanked the voters for their support. The 15th Judicial District includes Vermilion, Acadia and Lafayette Parishes. However, only those in Vermilion Parish voted for Division C Judge. Frederick received 2,898 votes (50%). LaFleur had 2,857 (50%).

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Taking part in the presentation of the Grant are (L-R) Councilman Brady Broussard Jr., Councilwoman Terry Broussard, Phallie S. Sellers, Fred Hoyt and Arlene Collee.

Keep Abbeville Beautiful receives Grant

Phallie S. Sellers Fund, in collaboration with the Vermilion Foundation, an Affiliate Community Foundation of Acadiana granted $10,000 to Keep Abbeville Beautiful.
Vermilion Foundation Advisory Board Member Dr. Jacob Sellers said that “though the Foundation is in its early beginning, it is starting to have an impact in the Parish with several grants being awarded within Vermilion Parish.”

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