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House GOP seeks to end COVID-19 emergency declaration

Louisiana House Republicans have revitalized a petition to overturn Gov. John Bel Edwards’ COVID-19 emergency declaration, seeking to end restrictions on businesses and churches meant to control the spread of the disease.
Rep. Alan Seabaugh, a Shreveport Republican, circulated a similar petition in late April. That petition failed to garner majority support, possibly due to concerns about losing federal funds.

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St. Landry COVID-19 count steady

As of Thursday, the case count for COVID-19 in St. Landry Parish remained at 540 cumulative cases and 57 deaths, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.
The Department reported there have been 10,644 commercial tests and 540 state tests for the virus.
The one-week incident rate for the parish is 71.29 per 100,000.
There were 87 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the seven-parish Acadiana area, which is Region 4 of the Department of Health.
The number of people hospitalized is more than double from two weeks ago.

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COVID-19 testing set at EHS on Thursday

Another session of free COVID-19 tests will be offered Thursday at Eunice High School.
In the first round of drive-through free testing, 110 people were tested on June 18 at Eunice High School.
The tests were administered by National Guard soldiers and coordinated by the Louisiana Department of Health and St. Landry Parish Government.
In addition to Eunice, 36 tests were done at Palmetto, and 25 tests were done in Grand Prairie earlier in the week.
Additional testing from 8 to 11 a.m. is planned on:
— Tuesday, Leonville, Leonville Elementary, 3774 La. 31;

JD Bancshares ranked in top 200 of publicly traded community banks

JD Bancshares Inc., the parent holding company of JD Bank, announced that it has been named to American Banker magazine’s Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Banks.
The ranking is based on three-year average return on equity through Dec. 31, 2019. The Company began trading March 16, 2020, on OTCQX under the symbol “JDVB.”


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