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For the last two years, the old Herod High School has been locked in hopes of keeping trespassers off of the grounds. One group is now trying to save the old school building.

Group wants to try to save old Herod school

A group of Abbeville citizens hope to save the old James A Herod building built in the late 1950s.
At 6 o'clock tonight at the McKinely Scott Park in Abbeville, Cathy Walker and others will make a plea to save the historical school building located on Martin Luther King Drive.
The building, which is not occupied, has sat empty for the last couple of years. It has not been a public school in more than 20 years.
At the gathering tonight, a group of Abbeville citizens will explain their long-term plans to repair the old Herod school.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards

Gov. Edwards Will Extend Current Phase Two Order through Aug. 7

BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday announced that he will extend Louisiana’s current Phase Two order, which also includes a statewide mask mandate, limits indoor social gatherings to 50 people and prohibits on-premises consumption of alcohol at bars for another two weeks, as COVID-19 incidence remains high across the state and hospitalizations continue to rise. All of the latest restrictions outlined in the Phase Two order are in keeping with recommendations from the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

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Students in Vermilion Parish will only be allowed to wear solid, plain masks

The Vermilion Parish School District decided to modify the face mask covering policy.
On Thursday, the school adopted a policy that students from third grade to 12 grade and staff members are required to wear face-covering to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Bus drivers will also be required to wear a face-covering while students are loading and unloading from the school bus.
On Monday, the school board modified the school mask policy that they first adopted at Thursday’s meeting.

Tropical wave expected to move into Gulf

A tropical wave near Cuba is expected to move into the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday night or early Wednesday.
Gov. John Bel Edwards said Tuesday that the storm could cause high wind and heavy rain in southeast Louisiana as early as Wednesday.
The National Hurricane Center said Tuesday that the storm has a 30% chance of developing further over the next two days and a 40% chance over the next five days.
Here are statements from government meteorologists:
From the National Hurricane Center:

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Free COVID-19 testing at Cajun Field will be extended through Sunday, Aug. 2

LAFAYETTE — A free COVID-19 mobile testing site at Cajun Field will remain in place through Sunday, Aug. 2.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the Louisiana Department of Health have been operating the site since July 10. This is the second time that testing has been extended.
Free, drive-thru tests will continue to be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, except on Friday, July 31. A food distribution effort will be held at the site that day.
No ID is needed for testing, but registration is required.

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