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Vermilion Parish School employees will not see rise in insurance premiums

While the cost of health insurance is rising six percent, Vermilion Parish employees and the school board are not going to see in increase in premiums.
The school board was informed of the news at Monday’s meeting. They did not have to take any action to offset the increase because the school board is already collecting enough to absorb the increase.
The school board voted 6-1 to approve the increase. Voting against it was Anthony Fontana and Luddy Herpin was absent from the meeting.

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Municipal, Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force taking back unwanted prescription drugs In Abbeville, Kaplan

On Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Vermilion Municipal and Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 14th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

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Abbeville firemen, officers asking questions

The recent death of Lafayette Police Cpl. Michael Middlebrook has sparked questions that are beginning to be asked by Abbeville police officers and firemen.
On Oct. 1, Middlebrook was shot and killed in the line of duty. Middlebrook is the first Lafayette Police officer killed in the line of duty since the 1960s.
He was killed on Oct. 1 at Big Boy Discount Zone, a convenience store on Moss Street, when he responded to a call about a shooting. He is survived by his wife, a 3-year-old daughter and two step-daughters.

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Abbeville upgrades City Hall phone system

Attempting to get through to Abbeville City Hall has become much easier.
Abbeville officials recently had a new phone system installed at City Hall. The main number for the city is (337) 893-8550. When citizens called that number on the previous system, an automated process required several steps to get through to various departments.
“The City of Abbeville had been using a phone system that was old, inefficient, cumbersome and most of all frustrating to city employees and especially our citizens,” Councilman Brady Broussard Jr. said.



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Abbeville, LA 70510
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Kaplan, LA 70548

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Gueydan, LA 70542