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Abbeville Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint

The Abbeville Police Department, through funding provided by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, are participating in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which runs through September 2, 2019.
Officers of the Abbeville Police Department will have designated D.W.I. patrols, searching for impaired drivers. Officers will also be looking out for other violations, such as moving violations and seatbelt usage.
On Saturday, August 24, 2019, the Abbeville Police Department will also bee conducting a sobriety checkpoint within the city limits of Abbeville.

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Resolution from City of Abbeville asks for completed study before dredging of river in Lafayette

A solution to a problem for one city could end up becoming a bigger problem for another.
That is the concern for officials with the City of Abbeville in regard to the Lafayette City-Parish Council’s decision to move forward with a plan for the dredging of the Vermilion River. 

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Abbeville Police investigating homicide

On Aug. 21, 2019 at approximately 6:09 p.m. officers of the Abbeville Police Department responded to a “shots fired” call near the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and S. Guegnon Street.
Responding officers located a male victim on the 800 block of S. Guegnon Street. The victim, Jacoby Lee, 22, of Abbeville, had been shot and later ran into a utility pole. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Vermilion Parish Coroner’s office.

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Shelly Fairchild

Special Sounds on the Square set for Thursday in Abbeville

Welcome to a special Sounds on the Square event on August 22, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in Magdalen Square under the Oaks, featuring Cool Beats in the Sweet Summer Heat with Shelly Fairchild!
Fairchild was born in Clinton, Mississippi, to a musical family. She began performing at an early age at her church and later singing in her high school choir. During her college years she sang and performed, also traveling with the national touring company for “Beehive: The 60’s musical.”

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Timmie Melancon

Timmie Melancon announces candidacy for District 7 seat on BESE Board

As a teacher of English, Theatre, Public Speaking, and Debate, Timmie Melancon worked to instill the importance of strong communication skills in each and every student, believing that to be the key to success in life. Recognizing the lack of opportunities in theater for most of the high school students in Vermilion Parish, she created the performance group “Vermilion Players.”

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