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Abbeville Councilman assures transparency regarding golf course

In the time since he brought the issue to the table earlier this month, Abbeville Councilman Francis Touchet Jr. has heard from and spoken to several people about the city’s potential involvement with Vermilion Oaks Country Club.
Touchet said Friday morning that he wants to make something extremely clear in regard to the city possibly taking over operations of the golf course, he will not push for anything that puts the city in a bad financial situation.

Heidie Stelly Romero

State Police arrest Kaplan woman

A Kaplan women was arrested by the Louisiana State Police on forgery and filing or maintaining false public records.
Heidie Stelly Romero, 33, of Kaplan, was an employee of the state Office of Motor Vehicles.
According to the arrest report, she was charged with three counts of filing or maintaining false public records, one count of forgery and one count of malfeasance in office. She was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on August 27.

Councilman Francis Plaisance stands by the sign for Lafitte Drive-In Park.

When will Abbeville’s Lafitte Park open?

For more than a year since the Abbeville City Council voted to give it a name, Lafitte Drive-In Park has been described as a work in progress.
During a committee meeting Tuesday evening, council members discussed when, and just as importantly how, that progress will become a reality.
Councilman Francis Plaisance, who has spearheaded the effort for the park’s creation and is the chair of the city’s parks committee, said things are moving along.

Vermilion Oaks Country Club is the only golf course in Vermilion Parish. The Abbeville City Council discussed bringing the course into the city and possibly taking over operations.

Abbeville Council discusses possibility of taking over operation of Vermilion Oaks

When the owners of Vermilion Oaks Country Club announced plans to suspended operations last October, someone suggested that the City of Abbeville take over the operations.
Nearly one year later, city officials are looking into that possibility.

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