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Abbeville General borrows money to make $1.7 million of improvements on hospital

The Vermilion Parish Police Jury gave the thumbs up to allow Abbeville General to borrow $1.7 million to make improvements to the aging hospital building.
Ray Landry, the CEO of the hospital, attended a recent police jury meeting. He had to get the police jury’s permission to let the hospital borrow the money by selling bonds.
Landry explained to the police jurors that hospital will use the sales tax it collects to pay off the debt over a 10-year period.

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Ltanya Rene Wilson

Erath woman dies in four-vehicle accident in Lake Charles

LAKE CHARLES - A 37-year-old Erath woman was killed in a four vehicle accident Friday night in Lake Charles on I-210.
Ltanya Rene Wilson of Erath died in the accident.
At approximately 6:01 p.m. Friday, LCPD responded to the accident on I-210 eastbound near Nelson Road; the Lake Charles Fire Department and Louisiana State Police also provided support in assisting with the crash, said Sgt. Jeffrey Keenum, LCPD spokesman.

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Vermilion Parsih ninth in graduation rate

The Louisiana Department of Education released graduation rates for the 2015-16 school year and Vermilion Parish continues to rank among the best.
The school district had a 90.6 graduation rate, good for ninth in the state. Lincoln Parish, which ranked one spot ahead of Vermilion, had a 90.7 graduation rate.
The state average is 77 percent.
Vermilion did drop 2.9 percentage points from its 2014-15 rate.

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Charles Lee

Abbeville man allegedly fires gun into car

An Abbeville man now sits behind bars after being arrested by the Abbeville Police Department for allegedly firing a gun inside of a car that had two people in it.
Neither of the two people in the car were struck by the bullets. It occurred at the corner of Martin Luther King Street and Schlesinger Street.
Arrested was Charles Lee, 25, of Abbeville. The Abbeville police charged Lee with six different crimes, including two attempted murder charges.

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Abbeville receives results of smoke testing

The City of Abbeville recently had smoke testing conducted in the Mount Carmel Heights neighborhood, with the goal of locating breaks in some of the area’s pipes that are allowing rain water to enter the city’s water system.
“We have been having an infiltration problem and some problems with the sewer there,” Abbeville Public Works Director Clay Menard said. “We decided to smoke test the whole entire area that goes into the lift station that is at the corner of Gauraud (Street) and West St. Paul Street.”

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