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This home located behind Park Restaurant in Abbeville is the most expensive house for sale in Vermilion Parish. The house is listed for $699,900.

House Real Estate Market Strong in Vermilion Parish

The real estate business in Vermilion Parish was strong in 2019, based on the data from the Realtors association of Acadiana Multiple Listing Services (MLS).
James Noel Jr. of Sunrise Realty in Abbeville provided the Meridional with numbers of last year’s real estate market in Vermilion Parish.
The sale of single family detached dwellings (not counting mobile homes) were up 25 percent from a year ago. According to MLS, 360 homes sold in Vermilion Parish in 2019. Last year there were 275 homes.
There is no surprise where most sales took place in 2019.

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Vermilion Parish School Board will name interim superintendent on Monday

The Vermilion Parish School Board is having a special meeting Monday to name the new interim superintendent.
The meeting gets underway at 6 p.m.
An interim superintendent will run the day to day operations of the school system until a new permanent superintendent is named.
The board has to name an interim superintendent because former superintendent Jerome Puyau stepped down as the superintendent last month. Puyau is still on the school system’s payroll for the next nine months as a consultant to the new superintendent.

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Update: Power fully restored in Kaplan after outage

KAPLAN — Damage to a main electrical transformer caused a citywide power outage in Kaplan Thursday afternoon.
Electrical crews had power restored by Thursday night.
“I want to thank everyone for their patience last night while the electrical crews worked to get our power restored,” Kaplan Mayor Mike Kloesel said in a post Friday morning. “I want to send out a special thank you to everyone that worked overtime in the rain getting power restored as quickly as possible.”

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Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. instructor Marcus Hebert joins students who graduated from the program. Students were treated to a fun day after the graduation.

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Deputy Marcus Hebert thanked teachers for their support.

Vermilion Parish D.A.R.E. grads celebrate

The Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. program recently graduated students from five parish schools.
D.A.R.E. instructor Marcus Hebert taught the students of the negative consequences of drug use, the effects of bullying and violence, conflict resolution, and how to make the right decisions by incorporating decision making techniques.
Graduates included 5th-graders from Indian Bayou, Mt. Carmel, Leblanc, Jesse Owens and Meaux.

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Several bullets strike vehicle carrying children, one adult injured in Abbeville

An investigation is underway by the Abbeville Police Department into shots fired at a vehicle that had children inside and left one adult injured.
​On Dec. 30, 2019, the Abbeville Police Department received a call of shots being fired at an individual. Patrol officers responded to the area and located a vehicle with bullet holes in it.
​The subsequent investigation determined that a vehicle, which was occupied by both adults and minor children, had been shot at while the vehicle was on the north side of town. The vehicle had been struck by several bullets.



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