Robert Crooms Jr.

Abbeville Police have arrested a man wanted in connection to the death of a Texas man.

Delcambre Mayor Pam Blakely

DELCAMBRE - The Delcambre aldermen rehired everyone in city hall and put them on a 90-day probational period to make sure they can do their job correctly. But the aldermen could not decide on who will be the town’s street commissioner.
DELCAMBRE — Finally after 10-plus years of talking about it, water meters are going to happen in 2017. The new Delcambre administration approved funding to supply water meters for commercial businesses and residents at Monday night’s meeting.

Vermilion Parish Police Jury remains same

Paul Bourgeois Jr.

There are a total of 14 Vermilion Parish Police Jurors, and only three had opposition in Saturday’s election.
All three sitting police jurors were able to win their seat back.
In Abbeville, Paul Bourgeois Jr. returns for his second term as police juror. He beat Darrel Hebert 471 votes (67 percent) to 236 votes (33 percent).

Couvillon wins as sheriff in Vermilion Parish

Sheriff Mike Couvillon

Vermilion Parish has elected Mike Couvillon as sheriff for the fourth straight term winning easily over Toby Walker, a former Abbeville policeman.
Couvillon received 11,748 votes (79%), while Walker garnered 3,146 votes (21%).

What to look for on Saturday's ballot

Governor - (Select 1)
Scott A. Angelle #1 Republican
Beryl Billiot #2 No Party
“Jay” Dardenne #3 Republican
Cary Deaton #4 Democrat
John Bel Edwards #5 Democrat

Go vote on Saturday

BATON ROUGE, —Secretary of State Tom Schedler reminds registered voters statewide that the Gubernatorial Primary Election will be held this Saturday, along with other races.

Eagle Project Stolen

Nicholas Valdetero stands by one of the two poles (in red square) that were not stolen at the wharf.

At the age of 17, Nicholas Valdetero of Abbeville learned life is not fair.
For the last month, Valdetero with the help of scouts from Troop 85 in Abbeville began working on Valdetero’s community Eagle Scout project.
His project was to refurbish and clean the four wharfs along La. 82, south of Forked Island.

Abbeville takes step to recover delinquent city court fines, costs

Abbeville City Court shares an issue with similar entities around the country.
“Nationwide there is a problem,” City Attorney Ike Funderburk explained during a committee meeting Tuesday. “That problem is getting people who have been convicted or pled to crimes to pay their fines and their costs. Millions of dollars are owed to court systems around the country.
“Abbeville City Court is not different.”

Faulk says working for city of Abbeville is never dull

Kathy Faulk (left) has been with the city of Abbeville for 14 years. Along side of Faulk is Deanna Touchet, who also works for the city.

Kathy Faulk has been a devoted employee of Abbeville City Hall for the past 14 years. She is grateful to have a wonderful job, doing what she loves the most, so close to home.

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Sports

Abbeville’s Tayla Willis (right) gets a clean block of a shot by Gueydan’s Ke’Ara Charles (13).

The Gueydan HoneyBears dodged a bullet in their opening game of the Coca-Cola VC Yuletide Tournament on Tuesday.

Lifestyle

Kiyzer Israel Marceaux
A son, Kiyzer Israel Marceaux, was born, Thursday, December 22, 2016, at Abbeville General to Kymberly Paige Marceaux of Kaplan.

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