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Vermilion, Lafayette Sheriff’s Offices warns of new phone scam

The Lafayette and Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Offices would like to warn citizens of a current phone scam in which the scammer is posing as a member of local law enforcement.
The scammer claims to have a warrant for the recipient’s arrest, demanding money in exchange for resolving the warrant.
Please be advised, neither the Lafayette nor the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office seeks any type of payment over the telephone.
The forms of payment the scammer requests are most often non-traceable and non-transferable, so recovery seldom happens.

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Four providers in Vermilion Parish among 378 receiving COVID vaccine

Health Department: 378 vaccine providers in all 64 parishes will receive COVID vaccine this week
Baton Rouge, La. (February 8, 2021) — This week, 378 vaccine providers across the state will receive very limited doses of COVID vaccine. These providers — including 112 chain pharmacies, 127 independent pharmacies, 52 hospitals, 15 community health centers (including 13 federally qualified health centers, or FQHCs), 6 rural health clinics (RHCs), 28 public health providers and 38 other healthcare sites — represent all nine public health regions and 64 parishes of the state.

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This is an example of what organizers will be working to build on the property.

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The lot is on the corner of Lamar Street and Martin Luther King Drive. Multiple groups are coming together to create a community garden on the property.

Harmony Park: Organizers creating community garden that will beautify area, get youth involved in planting

Positive change never happens overnight; it starts with planting a seed that is nurtured over time.
There are people in Abbeville who want to see that positive change, and they are ready to plant, literally.
Multiple groups are coming together to create “Harmony Park.” The community garden will be located at 820 S. Lamar St. in Abbeville, a property adjudicated to the city in 2008, and is eligible to serve a public purpose.

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