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William “Bill” Spearmen will be sworn in as the new Abbeville Chief of Police later this summer.

Spearman: New chief in Abbeville

On July 1, William “Bill” Spearman takes office as the new police chief for Abbeville.
With 38 years of law enforcement beneath his belt, Spearman’s plans for the city that has been drawn out for many years, and now is his chance to watch those plans unfold, one of which includes creating community action groups as his top priority.
In his announcement to run for Chief of Police, Spearman credited his long list of experience in law enforcement as the perfect candidate for the position.

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David Dupuis

Dupuis now part of Vermilion Parish School Board

David Dupuis spent more than 30 years in education.
The retired former teacher, principal and coach can now add another chapter to his educational career.
Voters unanimously selected Dupuis to take over the District A seat on the Vermilion Parish School Board during a special election on March 24. He defeated JB Moreno, 1,031 votes (88 percent) to 147 votes.
Dupuis will serve the remainder of the unexpired term for the late Luddy Herpin. The next school board election is set for this fall.

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Terry Broussard (left) and Roslyn White won elections to the Abbeville City Council last Saturday.

Wins by Broussard, White mean two women will serve on Abbeville City Council together for first time

Neither Terry Broussard nor Roslyn White set out to make history when each decided to run for a seat on the Abbeville City Council.
They each wanted to work hard for the people of the place they call home.
Sometimes making history is simply a happy coincidence.

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Bill Spearman

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Mayor Mark Piazza

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Roslyn White

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Terry Broussard

Piazza re-elected as Abbeville Mayor; Spearmen will be new Chief of Police; White, Broussard elected to Abbeville City Council

There will be some new faces serving in Vermilion Parish.
Polls closed last night, with voters in Abbeville and Kaplan making their choices clear.
Voters in Abbeville overwhelmingly re-elected Mayor Mark Piazza to another term. He has served as mayor since 2002. He defeated Clay Thompson 1,635 votes (81 percent) to 381 (19 percent).

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