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The Vermilion Parish Courthouse

Vermilion Parish Police Jury issues Phase II guidelines for entry to the courthouse

During Phase 2 the Vermilion Parish Police Jury is limiting public access to the Vermilion Parish Courthouse to limit the exposure to the employees in the Courthouse to COVID-19.
The Police Jury hopes by limiting access we will be available to provide needed services if the spread of the virus causes more disruptions.
The Courthouse will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday – Friday with the following restrictions.
These restrictions began last Friday and will continue as long as the state is in Phase 2.

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William Estelle, Sr.


The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFM), in collaboration with the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office, has arrested an Abbeville man for setting a fire inside of his ex-girlfriend’s home and stealing some of her belongings while she and their child were inside.
William Estelle, Sr., 42 , was booked into the Vermilion Parish Jail on one count each of Aggravated Arson and Simple Burglary.
In the morning hours of June 1, the SFM was requested by the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office to assist with an investigation in the 200 block of Celeste Street in Abbeville.

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Abbeville General will allow one visitor per patient.

Abbeville General will allow one visitor per day per patient

Because Louisiana is now in Phase Two, Abbeville General is now letting visitors into the hospital, however, on a limited bases.
On Friday, Abbeville General began allowing only one certain individual to visit a patient.
Abbeville General released a set of guidelines that they are asking visitors to follow.
Here are the new guidelines the hospital wants everyone to follow.
• Each patient will be allowed one unique (unable to swap out) asymptomatic visitor for the duration of their stay in the emergency room, outpatient surgery and inpatient settings.

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Tommy Frederick

Tommy Frederick running for District Judge in Vermilion Parish

Flanked only by his wife and children, Tommy Frederick announced his candidacy for the 15th Judicial District Judge Division C position, Frederick selected Kelvin’s Piano Bar as the venue for his announcement citing his connection to the building where he worked alongside his father in the furniture and hardware store which his father managed. 

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Contractors had plans to close in this drainage ditch with pipe.

Maurice residents question pipe on construction site

MAURICE — A handful of Maurice residents had concerns when they saw a few hundred feet of steel pipe on the grounds where construction is taking place to build the new Acadiana Ford Dealership. Their concern was, “Who gave the OK to put the steel pipe in the ground?”
Curtis Catalon and other residents, along with Maurice Mayor Wayne Theriot and alderman Warren Rost attended the Coulee Kinney Drainage District Board meeting Thursday night to find who gave the construction company the OK to put the pipe in the ground.



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