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2018 Vermilion Catholic Homecoming Court

The 2018 Vermilion Catholic Homecoming Court -- Front row- JaChristany Demouchet, Molly Landry, Bailey Mire, Ainsley Mallet, Back row- Mattie Dartez, Rebekah Fontenot, Queen Anne-Catherine Gallet, Gabrielle Davis, and
Addisyn Dardtez. The parade is scheduled for 3 p.m. today. Court members will be presented at VC
Stadium at 6:30 this evening. The Eagles take on Highland Baptist at 7 p.m.

Vermilion Parish School district watches 16 Section oil, gas revenue decline

The Vermilion Parish School Board could collect less than $1 million from 16 Section Land, which could be a first.
The school district owns tracks of land in the parish known as 16 Section Land. The tracks are spread throughout the parish from White Lake area, to along the coastline to the North Vermilion area.
The good thing about the land is that when oil and gas companies drill and hit a well, the school district collects money from the oil and gas revenues.

People spending money in Vermilion Parish

Vermilion Parish is spending money because the parish had a 14 percent increase in sales tax collections from a year ago.
Last year in August the parish collected $2.7 million in sales tax. This past August it jumped to $3.1 million.
Four communities have seen an upswing in sales tax collections for the month of August.
The Village of Maurice witnessed an increase of 26 percent for the month of August. The Village collected $61,000 this August, which is $13,000 more than a year ago.

Abbeville Councilman Touchet withdraws golf support

From the start of the process of looking into the City of Abbeville possibly taking over the Vermilion Oaks golf course, Abbeville Councilman Francis Touchet Jr. said that his final decision would be based on what is best for the city.
At this time, Touchet said he feels what is in the best interest of the city is to step back from the effort to bring the golf course under the city’s umbrella.
“I am going to withdraw my support,” Touchet said Friday morning.

Abbeville: Golf course negotiations will continue; some share concerns

While negotiations for the City of Abbeville to potentially take over operations of Vermilion Oaks will continue, some question whether the city running the golf course would be a good move in the long run.
During Tuesday’s regular meeting, the city council voted to allow Mayor Mark Piazza to continue to negotiate a lease with Magdalen Square IV, the LLC that owns the course. Magdalen Square IV consists of members of the Broussard family. The council also approved for City Attorney Ike Funderburk to meet with the owner’s attorney to review the lease.

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