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City officials are looking for way to make sure that trash is not scattered by road when a tenant moves out of a rental property.

Abbeville looks to clean up issue with trash left at some rental properties

Abbeville officials do not believe that every rental property in the city is going to end up with a pile of trash being left by the street when tenants move out.
However, members of the Abbeville City Council have seen and heard of enough situations where renters have haphazardly left piles of trash by the road, with the property owner not properly taking care of the situation.

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Paradise Thornton

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Officers collected evidence during the arrest.

Lafayette woman arrested in Abbeville on multiple narcotics offenses

Narcotics located by an employee at a motel in Abbeville resulted in the arrest of a Lafayette women.
On Jan. 23, 2021, at approximately 11 a.m., officers of the Abbeville Police Department responded to the Sunbelt Lodge on Veterans Memorial Drive in reference to staff finding narcotics in one of the rooms after one of the tenants of the room had left after checking out.

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Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program underway

The Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program will award scholarships providing assistance to worthy Louisiana students in furthering their education and training with resources made available through the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary membership Program.
According to Program Chair, St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne, “This Scholarship Program is a meaningful expression of the Program’s respect for education. It demonstrates our confidence in Louisiana’s youth...our future leaders.”

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Vermilion Catholic to acquire, integrate Mount Carmel

St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church and The Congregation of the Sisters of Mount Carmel jointly announced today that they have signed a Purchase Agreement whereby Vermilion Catholic High School will acquire and integrate Mount Carmel School of Abbeville, forming the only Pre-Kindergarten through 12t​h grade Catholic School in the lower Acadiana region. Vermilion Catholic High School is the only Catholic high school located in Vermilion Parish.

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