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Abbeville receives results of smoke testing

The City of Abbeville recently had smoke testing conducted in the Mount Carmel Heights neighborhood, with the goal of locating breaks in some of the area’s pipes that are allowing rain water to enter the city’s water system.
“We have been having an infiltration problem and some problems with the sewer there,” Abbeville Public Works Director Clay Menard said. “We decided to smoke test the whole entire area that goes into the lift station that is at the corner of Gauraud (Street) and West St. Paul Street.”

This is the mobile home where the suspect lived for the last month.

The bullet casings of one of the Abbeville police officer were marked by the State Police.

Lt. David Hardy (in red shirt) and a member of the State Police look at a tree in the yard of the suspect. They are looking for bullets that may have hit the tree during the gun fire exchange.

Abbeville policemen exchange gun fire with suspect, hitting suspect; suspect identified

Update: State Police has identified the suspect involved in the Sunday afternoon shooting in Abbeville as 57-year-old Clyde Burns.

Sherry Howell to be sworn in as Maurice Alderwoman on Wednesday

MAURICE — The Village of Maurice Board of Aldermen will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday, with a change of venue.
The meeting will be held at St. Joseph Church Hall in Maurice. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.
Among the items of business highlighting the meeting will be the swearing-in of Sherry Howell as an alderwomen. She will be filling the seat of her late husband, Lynn Howell, who passed away in January.
“Please join us in welcoming her to the council and wishing her well in fulfilling the duties of Alderwoman,” Maurice Mayor Wayne Theriot said.

Parts of Abbeville flooded in August. (photo by corey lege)

Commissioner Donelon Extends Protections for Policyholders Impacted by August Flooding

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is announcing the issuance of an Emergency Rule which extends protections for policyholders impacted by the August flooding. The action taken by Commissioner Donelon was authorized by Governor John Bel Edwards’ Executive Order 2017-04 granting the Commissioner temporary authority to suspend certain regulatory provisions of the insurance code.

Abbeville Council discusses salary, job description for parks director

The City of Abbeville is working to finalize an agreement that will outsource management of youth recreation in the city to Quality Sports Authority (QSA).
For the past six years, the city has had a director of the Parks and Recreation Department oversee the entire operation of sports seasons as well as the city’s 11 parks.
Once officially approved, the agreement with QSA will take care of the recreation aspect, leaving the department director’s former two-pronged job title with one focus, parks.

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