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Traci Simon

Traci Simon to be honored at Vermilion 4-H Achievement Day

The 2019 Vermilion Parish 4-H Achievement Day will be held Saturday, March 23rd at Kaplan High School. The day will be dedicated to Traci Simon at the events opening ceremony assembly at 8:00 a.m. Achievement Day is the largest, most important 4-H event of the year. It involves about 500 4-H’ers from throughout the parish competing in contests and exhibits to demonstrate skills and knowledge gained during the club year.

Abbeville Arrest Report dated from March 4-18

Name: Michael Ryan Ballard
Date: 3/7/19
Charge(s): Warrant

Name: Cree A Barlow
Date: 3/13/19
Charge(s): Possession of firearm with CDS, Possession of schedule I drug with intent to distribute, Possession of schedule II drug with intent to distribute, Misrepresentation during booking

Name: John W Bendily
Date: 3/13/19
Charge(s): Possession of schedule II drugs

Name: Damien J Benoit
Date: 3/15/19
Charge(s): Misdemeanor theft of goods

Name: Shawna Lee Briley
Date: 3/9/19
Charge(s): Access device fraud

Alvin Wiltz

Man wanted in connection to Abbeville shooting has turned himself in

On March 19, 2019 Alvin Wiltz (A.K.A. Gator) turned himself in at the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center. Mr. Wiltz was wanted by the Abbeville Police Department after a shooting which occurred on March 12, 2019 near the intersection of N. Bailey Street and Clover Street.
Mr. Wiltz was booked on a warrant for Attempted 2nd Degree Murder. Mr. Wiltz’s bond has been set at $250,000.00.
Additional charges against Mr. Wiltz are anticipated.

Officials with the Vermilion Parish Police Jury, City of Abbeville and members of the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce take part in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new LSU AgCenter Extension Office in Abbeville.

AgCenter ribbon officially cut in Abbeville

On Thursday morning, Vermilion Parish officials cut the ribbon on the new LSU AgCenter Extension office building in Abbeville, more than two-and-a-half years after the old building became a casualty of historic flooding.
AgCenter agents have been operating out of the building, located on West Port Street, after moving in a few weeks ago. Vermilion Parish 4-H is also centralized in the building.
“We are enjoying this building,” LSU AgCenter agent Andrew Granger said. “It’s going to be great for the people of Vermilion Parish.”

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