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Police Jury President Ronald Darby speaks to the Kiwanis Club.

Police Jury President Darby provides update on Vermilion Parish

Like other government entities in Louisiana trying to navigate the tougher economic climate of the last three years, the Vermilion Parish Police Jury has worked to maintain the best interest of the people it serves.
That is the message Police Jury President Ronald Darby presented while speaking to the Abbeville Kiwanis Club last week.
“We are trying to be good stewards of the tax payers’ money,” Darby said. “We try to balance the budget as much as possible without hurting families and things like that.”

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Sales tax collection down $100,000 in July in Vermilion Parish

Overall, sales tax collections dipped $100,000 from a year ago.
Most of the decrease in collections was from the school board, police jury and sheriff’s office.
According to the July 2017 sales tax report, the “Big Three” collected four percent less than they did a year ago.
That four percent is about a combined $91,000 less.
The school board collected $511,000 in July or $30,000 less than a year ago. The police jury collected $34,000 less for a total of $766,000. The Sheriff’s Office collected $27,000 less for a total of $383,000.

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The 2017 Vermilion Catholic Homecoming Court.

Vermilion Catholic Homecoming Court announced

The Court for Vermilion Catholic’s 50th Homecoming: Queen: Kylie White; Court: Gabby Clark, Averi Frith, Hailey Gunter, Gabby Landry, Victoria Sterling, Ainsley Summers, Hannah Trahan and Lily Veazey. In honor of the 50th anniversary, a reception will be held at the Ministries Building following the Homecoming Mass on Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. Alumni are invited to join in all of the homecoming activities, including the bonfire Thursday at 8 p.m. at the practice field andthe parade at 3 p.m. in downtown Abbeville.

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Ross Granger

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John Eric Granger holds up a proclamation plaque. He is the younger brother of Ross. Also in the picture are EHS head baseball coach Jeremy Picard, Hannah Granger, Dana Granger and Nathan Granger. The school board members are Sara Duplechain and Chris Hebert. Marc Turner (at the end) is the principal of Erath High.

Erath baseball field will be named Ross Granger Field

ERATH — The Vermilion Parish School Board approved the renaming of the Erath baseball field to the “Ross Granger Field.”
The Granger family was on hand to receive the resolution at the board meeting.
Ross lost his life in November of 2016 at the age of 19 after battling a long illness.
Nathan Granger, Ross’ father, thanked the school board for approving the resolution. He also told those on hand about Ross that not many people knew.
When he began to speak, he had to pause to hold back tears.

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