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The bus crashed into two houses.

School bus involved in Tuesday morning crash in Abbeville

More than two dozen students were reportedly on a school bus involved in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning in Abbeville.
The incident occurred at the intersection of Franks Alley and South Young Street shortly before 7 a.m.
Abbeville Police cited the driver of the car involved in the crash for failure to yield at the stop sign.

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Senator Jonathan Perry receives multiple awards

District 26 State Senator Jonathan Perry is the recipient of three prestigious awards lauding his accomplishments and recognizing his support of Louisiana’s families, businesses and public safety. The Louisiana Family Forum, the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, and the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association all chose to honor Senator Perry with an annual recognition.

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Police Jury President Ronald Darby speaks to the Kiwanis Club.

Police Jury President Darby provides update on Vermilion Parish

Like other government entities in Louisiana trying to navigate the tougher economic climate of the last three years, the Vermilion Parish Police Jury has worked to maintain the best interest of the people it serves.
That is the message Police Jury President Ronald Darby presented while speaking to the Abbeville Kiwanis Club last week.
“We are trying to be good stewards of the tax payers’ money,” Darby said. “We try to balance the budget as much as possible without hurting families and things like that.”

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Sales tax collection down $100,000 in July in Vermilion Parish

Overall, sales tax collections dipped $100,000 from a year ago.
Most of the decrease in collections was from the school board, police jury and sheriff’s office.
According to the July 2017 sales tax report, the “Big Three” collected four percent less than they did a year ago.
That four percent is about a combined $91,000 less.
The school board collected $511,000 in July or $30,000 less than a year ago. The police jury collected $34,000 less for a total of $766,000. The Sheriff’s Office collected $27,000 less for a total of $383,000.

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