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Vermilion Police Jury ranks 2021 bridge repairs; Jude Road No. 1, South Hospital No. 2

For those who travel on South Hospital Drive and have to take detours due to a bridge being out, it looks like ya’ll will continue to take that same detour for at least the next five to six months.
The bridge on South Hospital Drive has been closed for just over six weeks, and traffic has detoured three to five miles.
On Monday night, the Vermilion Parish Police Jury prioritized a list of bridges that needed to be repaired. There are 17 bridges on the list. The total cost to repair the 17 bridges is estimated to be $1.4 million.

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Pastor Walter August Jr. speaks during Tuesday’s Abbeville City Council meeting.

‘Brand new day’:

Pastor Walter August Jr. won the bid for the old James A. Herod School in early January.
Since then, August has moved forward with a plan that he said will ultimately bring a 50,000-square-foot facility that will include a cultural center and school, the Williams Scholar Academy.
August, an Abbeville native who pastors the Church at Bethel’s Family in Houston, attended Tuesday night’s Abbeville City Council meeting to provide updates and future plans. He said asbestos abatement is currently taking place. Demolition of the building will follow.

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Kaplan man among three facing ADDITIONAL CHARGES IN TERREBONNE MURDER CASE

HOUMA — The three Acadiana men involved in a murder-for-hire plot gone wrong in Montegut are now facing additional charges, according to the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Jail records confirm that Beaux Cormier, Andrew Eskine and Dalvin Wilson are each facing one count of criminal conspiracy to commit murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder.
All three are currently incarcerated in the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex on two counts each of first-degree murder in connection with a Jan. 13 double homicide in Montegut.

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