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Vermilion Parish School District’s plan to return in August

Starting each school year on a strong note is something for which everyone involved strives for.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning the school year at all will take a strong plan.
The Vermilion Parish School District has one in place.
On Thursday, Interim Superintendent Brad Prudhomme announced the details of the district’s “Strong Start 2020. Better Together” plan, which may have students going to school on different days.
At this time, students 1st - 12th are expected to begin school on Aug. 10.

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The 2020 field day for the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station was held online starting July 1. It can be accessed at Photo by Jacob Fluitt/LSU AgCenter

Rice research showcased at virtual field day

CROWLEY — Scientists at the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station detailed their work in an online field day presentation on July 1.
Mike Salassi, LSU AgCenter vice president for plant and animal science, said the virtual field day was necessary as a safeguard against the coronavirus pandemic. Salassi said rice adds $1 billion of economic activity in the state.

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Abbeville General will return to Total Visitor Restrictions

In response to the significant increase in COVID-19 community cases and hospitalizations, Abbeville General will return to Total Visitor Restrictions. In order to maintain an environment of infection control, visitors will not be allowed into our facilities. Families are encouraged to use alternate means of communication such as FaceTime, Skype or phones located in patient rooms.
Beginning July 2, 2020 at 6 p.m., NO VISITORS will be allowed - except as defined below:


CROWLEY — Following the explosive ending to Wednesday night’s city council committee meetings, The Crowley Post-Signal reached out to Police Chief Jimmy Broussard for comment.
During the Revenue and Finance Committee meeting, Chairman Jeff Cavell accused Broussard of, among other things, attempting to “circumvent the system” in the purchase of body cameras for the department. (See related story, this page.)



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