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CROWLEY MAYOR RECALL FAILS

CROWLEY — A petition to recall Mayor Tim Monceaux has failed.
Organizers of the petition, filed June 18 with the Secretary of State, acknowledged earlier this week that they failed to obtain the required number of signatures to force a recall election for the city’s top administrative position.

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Reminder: Property taxes due by Dec. 31

Sheriff Mike Couvillon reminds Vermilion Parish property owners that their annual property tax notices need to be paid by Dec. 31.
“The Sheriff’s Office is in charge of sending out and collecting property taxes,” said Sheriff Couvillon.
The projected property tax money collected is around $32 million. That money collected is shared by 13 different government agencies in the parish (see chart).
The school board uses the most at 42 percent, followed by the police jury at 22 percent.

Gov. Edwards announces first Amazon Fulfillment Center in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Amazon announced the company will open its first Louisiana fulfillment center in the Lafayette Parish city of Carencro. The company will make a $100 million capital investment and create 500 direct jobs with an annual payroll of more than $16 million. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project also will result in 982 new indirect jobs, for a total of more than 1,400 jobs in Acadiana and surrounding regions.

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The old post office will now be a training center for law enforcement.

Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office will train in old post office building in Abbeville

In the near future, there will be a few Sheriff’s Office patrol cars around the old post office in downtown Abbeville. Do not panic because it is only the Sheriff’s Office training in the old building.
Six years ago, Abbeville’s N. R. Broussard donated the old post office building to the public school system with hopes the school system could convert the building into something useful.

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