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(above) Michelle Glatter, RN, BSN, CIC, Infection Control Preventionist/Employee Health Manager, is the first employee at Abbeville General to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Administering the vaccine is Heidi Broussard, BSN, BSM?CIC Chief Nursing Officer. Glatter then turned around and gave some hospital employees their vaccine.

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The COVID 19 vaccine arrived at Abbeville General in boxes that keep the vaccine below freezing.

Abbeville General employees receive vaccine

Thursday morning, employees at Abbeville General began receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
It will take the hospital at least two days to use all of the vaccine the hospital received.
Dr. Maria Fontanez, a pediatrician at Abbeville General, was one of the first to take the vaccine on Thursday morning.

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Pictured (left to right): Dr. Dedrick Sims (Board President), Mr. Jason Jones (Board Vice President), Dr. Twyla Williams-Damond (School Leader), Mrs. Tiffany Williams-Spraggins (Co-Leader-Academics), and Dr. George Williams (Operations)

BESE approves Williams Scholar Academy in Vermilion

This past Tuesday, the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) recommended to approve the Type 2 charter application submitted by Williams Scholar Academy (WSA) to commence operation of one Type 2 charter school in Vermilion Parish beginning with the 2021-2022 school year.
The recommendation was brought before the BESE School Innovation Committee resulting in an uncontested vote for approval to recommend to the full BESE Board.

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Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office arrests teen on charge of conspiracy to commit murder

According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office PIO Captain Drew David, a second arrest has been made in the ongoing investigation for conspiracy to commit second degree murder against Roland Bernard III.
Bernard was arrested Nov. 18 after investigators intercepted information that Bernard was engaging in methods to have others commit second degree murder.

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Virtual experiment: Some public schools do test run, going 100 percent virtual this week

Each week, the Vermilion Parish School District is having to adapt and adjust to virtual school.
This week, superintendent Tommy Byler has all public middle school and high school students attend virtual school.
Byler said it is a “pilot” program if the parish has to one day go virtual 100%.
If students do not have access to the internet at their home, they are taken to their school and learn in the computer lab.

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