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Abbeville’s Charlene Beckett earned the award for Outstanding Affiliate Director.

Abbeville’s Charlene Beckett receives honor

MANDEVILLE – In any typical year, you'd find all of the Everyday Heroes Award recipients in a ballroom during the Keep Louisiana Beautiful State Conference, sharing a meal, celebrating, and swapping success stories. 2020; however, was not a typical year. Due to the COVID pandemic, Keep Louisiana Beautiful shuttered its traditional awards banquet for a virtual presentation and announcement.
Abbeville’s Charlene Beckett is among this year’s honorees.

Outstanding Affiliate Director Award | Charlene Beckett, Abbeville

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Williams Scholar Academy will have townhall meeting on Feb. 22

Williams Scholar Academy and Bethal’s Place will have a town hall meeting on Monday at Comeaux Recreation Center in Abbeville.
The meeting will begin at 5:45 p.m.
The meeting is part of an ongoing effort to allow community-wide participation related to the school and to provide transparency related to the Bethel-Herod Development.
On-site student registration for August 2021 will also be available.
Student registration and teacher applications can also be submitted at

President Biden approves Gov. Edwards’ request for Federal Emergency Declaration due to impact of historic winter storms

BATON ROUGE — President Joseph R. Biden has approved Governor John Bel Edwards’ request for a federal emergency declaration for all 64 Louisiana parishes impacted by the severe and historic winter weather. Specifically, FEMA will provide emergency protective measures (Category B) for mass care and sheltering and direct federal assistance from federal agencies.

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Good Real Estate Year

For the second year in a row, the real estate business in Vermilion Parish is strong, based on the Realtors Association of Acadiana Multiple Listing Services (MLS) data.
James Noel Jr. of Sunrise Realty, LLC in Abbeville provided the Abbeville Meridional with numbers of 2019 and 2020 real estate market in Vermilion Parish.
The sale of single-family detached dwellings (not counting mobile homes) stayed about the same from 2019.
According to MLS, 359 homes were sold in Vermilion Parish in 2019. In 2020, there were 354, which is five less than a year ago.



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