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Louisiana will move into Phase Two

It was long-awaited good news for certain businesses when Gov. John Bel Edwards announced on Monday he will move Louisiana into Phase 2.
Phase 2 will go into effect on Friday of this week.
Phase 2 means bars and massage and tattoo parlors are now allowed to open. Other businesses can increase their capacity from 25 percent to 50 percent.

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Abbeville Police investigating homicide; occurred early morning on Tuesday

The Abbeville Police Department is actively investigating a homicide which occurred on East Oak Street in the early morning hours of June 2.
No details of the investigation are being released at this time. The identity of the victim is also not being released at this time.
​​Chief of Police William Spearman is asking for anyone with any information regarding this homicide to contact the Abbeville Police Department in any of the methods listed below.
“​We encourage all of our citizens to stay vigilant and contact us if you need,” Spearman said.

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Presenting City of Abbeville employee, Shirley Bertrand (in red shirt) with her award are Rotarian Annette Mudd, Rotarian and Abbeville Councilman Brady Broussard and Rotarian Chris Duhon.

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Abbeville Officer Jacob Hardy holds his award. Also in the photo are (left to right) Rotarian Chris Duhon, Abbeville Police Chief William Spearman, Hardy , Rotary President Robert Greer and Rotarian Rob Roy.

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From left to right, Abbeville Fire Chief Jude Mire, Assistant Chief Kelly Mire, Rotarian Annette Mudd, Public Servant Honoree Doris Langlinais, Rotary Club President Robert Greer and Rotarian Rob Roy take part in the presentation.

Rotary Club of Abbeville honors those who serve the Public

For the second year in a row, the Abbeville Rotary Club handed out four awards to those who serve the community of Vermilion Parish.
The awards were given to someone on the Abbeville Police Department, Sheriff’s Office, the City of Abbeville and a fireman from the Abbeville Fire Department.
Rotary President Robert Greer explained why the Rotary Club gives the award.
“Rotary gives out a public service award annually to recognize service members in our community who exhibit Rotary’s core value of “Service Above Self.”

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Pictured from left to right: SRT Commander Drew David, Chad’s wife Jetsy (with baby Noah) Christian, Mia, Chad, Robert Greer (Rotary) Sheriff Mike Couvillon, Annette Mudd (Rotary), and Colonel Kirk Frith

Decorated Army veteran selected by Sheriff Couvillon for award

The Abbeville Rotary Club recently presented one of their Annual Public Servant Awards to Deputy Chad Touchet of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Each year the Sheriff’s Office is asked to nominate someone with their department who has shown service that has gone above and beyond the call of duty.



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