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Saturday’s Daylily Festival and Garden Show will be moved from Magdalen Square to Rec building at A.A. Comeaux Park in Abbeville.

Abbeville's Daylily Festival moving indoors

For the first time in its 15-year existence, the Daylily Festival and Garden Show will be moving from its home in downtown Abbeville.
The event, which begins tomorrow at 8:30 a.m., is being moved to the Rec building in A.A. Comeaux Park. It has taken place in Magdalen Square in each of its previous years.
Organizers announced the decision to move the festival Thursday morning, citing a forecast that calls for rain today and Saturday. Vendors generally use most of Friday to set up.

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Abbeville Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint

On the night of Friday, June 2, 2017 the Abbeville Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint looking for impaired drivers and other traffic related offenses. The checkpoint will be conducted between the hours of 9:00 PM and 3 a.m. somewhere within the city limits of Abbeville.
This checkpoint is part of a year-long grant program provided through the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, designed to improve driver safety and reduce impaired driving.

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Emma Broussard is able to drive her own car despite not being able to walk.

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Emma secures the second wheel to the chair.

Kaplan teenager has hope she will walk again

KAPLAN — Seventeen year old Emma Broussard is an independent high school student.
Her morning routine is conventional. The alarm rings, she gets into the shower, gets dressed and makes it to breakfast. She drives her younger sister to René Rost Middle then gets to Kaplan High to start her school day.
Emma is a 4.0 student in a Core 4 program, meaning she plans to study at the university after graduation.

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