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Vermilion Parish School System will use new quarantine guidelines

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, close contact to someone who is positive required a 14-day quarantine.
Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made changes to the guidance for quarantines. People who may have been exposed to COVID-19 will be able to shorten their quarantine period from 14 days to 10 days, or as few as seven days with a negative test.

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Gueydan kicks off 2021 with Winter Festival

GUEYDAN – “Join us for a fun-filled festival in the park. There will be bands, vendors, and plenty more to see and experience,” says Gueydan Mayor Jude Reese.
After the successful launch of the Community Outreach Festival in 2019, the town came together to support one another and celebrate this vibrant Vermilion Parish community. But with the uncertainty of 2020, residents and businesses have been looking for a way to reinvigorate those good feelings.

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L-R: Arlene Collee, Deacon Billy Vincent, John Listi, Fr. Louis Richard, Marcelo Davis, Sr. Carm Latiolais, and Nicole Hebert

Acadiana Disaster Response Fund grants to Christian Services Center

The Acadiana Disaster Response Fund, a fund of Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA) granted $5,000 to Christian Services Center of Abbeville for response efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic and Hurricanes Laura and Delta. The Acadiana Disaster Response Fund is activated by CFA during times of disaster or emergency and contributions are received locally, regionally, and nationally. This fund provides immediate relief and long-term recovery resources to those in the affected areas.

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THE POST-SIGNAL / Desiray Seaux
One man was injured when he was shot by Crowley police after allegedly ramming five vehicles, including a police unit, in the Walgreens Pharmacy Monday afternoon. State Police have taken over the investigation.

ONE INJURED IN OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING

CROWLEY — State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that left one man injured here Monday afternoon.
The incident occurred at about 5:15 p.m. in the parking lot at the Walgreens Pharmacy at the intersection of Odd Fellows and Tower roads.
According to Police Chief Jimmy Broussard, the incident began at the Walmart Supercenter across the street from Walgreens. The suspect apparently fled the Walmart store after allegedly committing a misdemeanor.

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Tommy Frederick

Frederick wins runoff for Judge in Vermilion Parish

Tommy Frederick served as commissioner of the 15th Judicial District for nearly 20 years.
He will soon have a new title in the 15th Judicial.
Frederick won a runoff election on Saturday against Ricky LaFleur for Division C Judge.
The 15th Judicial District includes Vermilion, Acadia and Lafayette Parishes. However, only Vermilion Parish voters took part in Saturday’s runoff.
Those voters kept things close. Frederick, an Abbeville native, finished with 41 more votes than his opponent. Frederick received 2,898 votes (50%). LaFleur had 2,857 (50%).

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