Abbeville City Council hears from public, discusses measure that could help fund raises for employees

It would cost an estimated $1.1 million to give across-the-board raises to all employees in the City of Abbeville.
While a proposed half-cent sales tax would generate around $1.4 million to help fund those raises, some think too much burden would be placed on local businesses to make it happen.

Vermilion Parish School board attorney to resign at end of month

The search is on for a new Vermilion Parish School Board attorney.
On Thursday, school board attorney Kathy Boudreaux turned in her letter of resignation to superintendent Jerome Puyau.
She told Puyau her private attorney business in Lafayette has increased, so she wants to concentrate on her business.
The timing of Boudreaux quitting could not have come at a worse time because the school board and superintendent are involved in litigations.

Dustin Bertrand

Self Driven Man:Bertrand tells story of faith, relying on Father he always had

Dustin Bertrand, a Catholic evangelist of Abbeville, has shared his story with audiences all over Louisiana; a story most-often read or watched on television. The story is of a son and his Father and the problematic details of his life that led him to become a speaker of motivation.
Growing up, Bertrand recalls being different, but not knowing how or why. Comments from schoolmates led him sometimes to wonder.”I didn’t know my race for years; or my father.”
The 29-year-old tells his journey to spread positive messages as well as corroborating with those who need.

Vermilion Parish principals vote to separate schools from project graduation

It looks like Vermilion Parish project graduations may be going in a different direction next year.
On Monday, the parish high school principals voted to do away with project graduations after this school year.
Their vote will be brought up at this month’s school board meeting, and the school board will have the final say on project graduation.

Abbeville Police respond to Tuesday night shooting; victim in stable condition

On Tuesday, Feb. 5, at approximately 10:25 p.m., officers of the Abbeville Police Department responded to the 800 block of Dutel Street in reference to a shots fired complaint.
On arrival, officers located a 59-year-old male victim with a gunshot wound. The male victim was then transported to a local hospital for care. The victim is in stable condition.
The Abbeville Police Dept. is asking the public, if anyone has any information about this incident to contact the Abbeville Police Dept. at 337-893-2511.


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