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Man booked for Attempted 1st-degree murder in connection to shooting in city in November

​Abbeville Police has booked man in connection to a shooting in November.
On Nov. 7, 2020, at approximately 4:30 p.m., officers of the Abbeville Police Department responded to the area of N. East Street and Nugier Street in reference to shots being fired in the area.
​A subsequent investigation concluded that the victim and suspect had a verbal altercation on the roadway near the intersection of N. East Street and Nugier Street. During the altercation, the suspect, later

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BESE requests COVID-19 vaccine prioritization for education workers

(The Center Square) – The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education on Tuesday voted to ask Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration to prioritize school staff when deciding which groups of workers will get COVID-19 vaccinations next.
Vaccinations began Monday in Louisiana. Based on federal guidelines, tier 1 hospital workers are first in line for the limited supply now available. Long-term care residents and staff and emergency medical drivers are next.

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Abbeville General will receive COVID vaccines Wednesday

Last week, Gov. John Bel Edwards said nearly 40,000 COVID-19 vaccines may be distributed to healthcare workers in Louisiana within the first week of the FDA approving their use.
On Wednesday, Abbeville General announced it will be getting the vaccine and will be distributing the
vaccine to frontline workers first.
Last week, Edwards was among four governors the Trump administration invited to Washington, D.C., to discuss vaccine distribution plans given the quality of those plans.

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Maurice currently under boil water advisory

MAURICE — The Village of Maurice is under a boil water advisory
Maurice Mayor Wayne Theriot issued the advisory due to an electrical issue at the water plant which caused loss of pressure early this morning.
“Health samples were pulled and we are awaiting results tomorrow morning,” Theriot said Tuesday morning. “The Village of Maurice Maintenance Supervisor, working with our contractor, have resolved the issue and the plant is operational. Health samples were pulled and we are awaiting results tomorrow morning.
“We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.”

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Sheri Istre

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Nicole Toups

Vermilion Parish Parish Teachers of the Year named

This year has been full of challenges for everyone.
That is certainly true for teachers, who are working to do things that have never been done.
Something that is done every year by the Vermilion Parish School System naming Teachers of the Year. Seventh Ward’s Angie Detraz has been named the Vermilion Parish Elementary School Teacher of the Year. Erath Middle’s Nicole Toups has been honored as the Vermilion Parish Middle School Teacher of the Year and Gueydan High’s Sheri Istre has earned Vermilion Parish High School Teacher of the Year.

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