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Qualifying for Nov. 3 comes to an end Friday afternoon

Qualifying for the Nov. 3 election wrapped up Friday afternoon in Vermilion Parish.
Below are the candidates who qualified so far in Vermilion Parish as well as races for U.S. Senate and U.S. Representative:

District Judge 15th Judicial District Court, ES 5, Div. C
• “Tommy” Frederick
• Ricky LaFleur
• George Andrew “Andy” Veazey

District Judge 15th Judicial District Court, ES 5, Div. G
• Laurie A. Hulin

District Attorney 15th Judicial District Court
• Daniel “Danny” Landry III
• Donald “Don” Landry

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Maurice City Hall

Maurice closes city hall due to possible COVID-19 exposure

MAURICE — Maurice City hall will be closed through at least this coming Thursday.
According to Mayor Wayne Theriot, city hall will be closed from
Monday, July 27 through Wednesday, July 29 due to a possible COVID-19 exposure.
“We hope to re-open on Thursday, JULY 30,” Theriot said.
Payments may be dropped off in the drop box.
“Sorry for the inconvenience,” Theriot said. “We appreciate your understanding.”

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Vermilion Parish Schools: Elementary attend every day; rest platoon every other day

In one of the most extended school board meetings in 20 years, (8 hours total over two days), the school board agreed on dates for the start of the 2020-21 school year.
The original plan was to start school on Aug. 10, which is less than three weeks away. However, because of the central office’s recommendation, the school board voted to push the starting date back to Aug. 31.
First grade through fifth-grade students will report to campus every day.

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1,000 students have signed up for the virtual school in Vermilion Parish

The number of students who want to attend Virtual Vermilion School in the district is growing each day.
As of Tuesday afternoon, 1,000 students have enrolled in Vermilion’s virtual school in the parish. Enrollment will continue through July 27. By that time, there could be more than 1,200 students enrolled.
Assistant superintendent Ellen Arceneaux, who is in charge of curriculum for the school district, informed the school board that 1,000 students have enrolled in the virtual school district as of Monday.

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