Abbeville Councilmen discuss sales tax proposal; Special election called for May 4

Voters in the City of Abbeville have more than a month to gather information on the special election for a half-cent sales tax.
On May 4, voters in Abbeville will go to the polls to decide on a half-cent sales tax, a potential new revenue stream city officials say is necessary to help fund raises for city employees. The city council voted unanimously on March 7 to call the special election.
Councilman Francis Plaisance and Councilman Francis Touchet Jr. met with members of the Kiwanis Club of Abbeville last week to share details of the proposal.

Unrestrained Driver Killed in Acadia Parish Crash

ACADIA PARISH – At approximately 6:30 pm on March 24, 2019, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a single vehicle fatality crash on LA Hwy 91 near Jacob Road in Acadia Parish. The crash took the life of 37-year-old Cory Landreneau of Eunice.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as Landreneau was driving a 1995 Chevrolet Silverado northbound on LA Hwy 91. For unknown reasons, Landreneau failed to negotiate a curve. His vehicle traveled off the roadway to the left and overturned.

Abbeville man sentenced for lying on firearm application

ALEXANDRIA, La. – Gene Williams III, 22, of Abbeville, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Dee. D. Drell to 14 months in prison for lying on a firearms application.
Williams was also sentenced to three years of supervised release to follow imprisonment.
Williams lied on an ATF Form 4473 on February 26, 2018, in order to purchase a Taurus, Model 740, Slim .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol at a pawnshop in Abbeville.

Lloyd Campisi, Janice Macomber, Debbie Garrot and Mayor Mark Piazza display the
Sicilian Flag. Garrot helped to organize Saturday’s Sicilian Festival. Campisi, Macomber and Piazza represent the I Cugini Della Sicilia (Cousins of Sicily).

First Sicilian Celebration Saturday at Guarino Blacksmith Shop in Abbeville

The Sicilian Celebration is nearing and Debbie Garrot said she is expecting a great turnout. The event takes place on March 23 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and will take place at the Sam Guarino Blacksmith Shop Museum and Heritage Center located at 304 S. State Street in Abbeville.

Shayla Breaux

Larry Broussard Jr.

Anthony Hebert

Kip Stelly

Narcotics arrests made in Vermilion Parish

According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, the Vermilion Municipal and Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force made the following arrests for narcotics related offenses within the parish.
Agents arrested Larry Broussard Jr., 42, of Gueydan, for Possession of Crystal Methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Agents arrested Anthony Hebert, 55, of Kaplan, for possession with the intent to distribute crystal methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia


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Abbeville, LA 70510
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The Kaplan Herald

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Kaplan, LA 70548

The Gueydan Journal

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Gueydan, LA 70542