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More than 200 supporters gathered in Magdalen Square in downtown Abbeville Thurday in rally to back Deyshia Hargrave who was removed from a Vermilion Parish School Board meeting on Jan. 8 and handcuffed. (Abbeville Meridional photo)

Rally backs teacher who was cuffed, ejected from meeting

When Deyshia Hargrave stood up to ask a question about the superintendent’s salary at Monday’s Vermilion Parish School Board meeting, she had no intention of starting a movement.
Hargrave said she attended the School Board meeting to best serve her students and the community.
“I teach kids daily to treat everyone with respect and to speak out when they witness something that is wrong,” Hargrave said Thursday.

Challenges filed in two Bunkie elections

Challenges to candidates in two Bunkie elections were filed iun 12th Judicial District Court today, resulting in a hearing being set for 10 a.m. next Friday to determine if the candidates will remain on the March 24 ballot.

Jonathan Washington was challenged by mayoral candidate Bruce Coulon, who alleged Washington resides in Atlanta, Ga. District Attorney Charles Riddle agreed and filed documents in court supporting a finding that Washington did not meet all eligibiility requirements when he qualified to run for mayor of Bunkie last Friday (Jan. 5.

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