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Planters Rice, the old Riviana Rice Mill, is laying off some of its work force.

Planters Rice Mill in Abbeville will be reducing its work force

In a press release, Planters Rice Mill in Abbeville announced it will reduce its workforce and milling capacity due to changing economic conditions and lack of rough rice available.
On Thursday, Planters Rice Mill, LLC (Planters), located at 403 S. Washington Street, announced it will significantly reduce its workforce on or before June 9, 2017.
According to officials at Planters, the company will continue to operate the rice dryer and take in rough rice for the foreseeable future.

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Ward Courville

Courville making move to Abbeville High

Abbeville High School’s front office is taking shape with the hiring of a new assistant principal.
On Tuesday, new Abbeville High principal Lyndell Theriot announced that Ward Courville will be transferring to Abbeville High to be the assistant principal.
Courville has been the assistant principal at Kaplan High School. Prior to that, he taught and coached at Abbeville High School for a few years.

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Tommy Byler

North Vermilion’s Byler finalist for state Principal of the Year

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Education today announced the finalists for the 2018 Teacher and Principal of the Year awards.
North Vermilion High
School’s Tommy Byler is among the three finalists for High School Principal of the Year.
“Just being named a semifinalists was a big deal,” Byler said Tuesday morning. “To be recognized as a finalist is a really humbling experience.”

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2017 Erath Fourth of July Royalty

The 2017 Erath 4th of July Celebration royalty were crowned last weekend during their annual pageant held at the Erath Community Building. Reigning for 2017 are (left to right): Jr. Miss 4th of July Carlee LeBlanc, Teen Miss 4th of July Katelyn Bedwell, Miss Erath Fourth of July E'Llise Marie Trosclair, Young Miss 4th of July Jaylee LeDoux, and Little Miss 4th of July Rylann Viator. The Baby Pageant will be held on June 24 and registration for that pageant is still open.

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Jeff Davis

Abbeville High mourns loss of another teacher with passing of Coach Davis

The school year did not begin well for Abbeville High School nor did it end well.
At the end of August, when school was beginning, AHS teacher/head football coach Gary Adkins lost his short battle with cancer.
He had been at the school just under a year.
The faculty and students had to deal with that tragedy.
Then, right before the school year ended, Abbeville High lost another teacher/coach unexpectedly.
Abbeville High girls basketball coach /boys track coach Jeff Davis died due to a brain aneurism Davis passed away in a Lafayette hospital.



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