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.

Workers replace bricks in Magdalen Square last week. Bricks will be replaced on the ground and on the wall around the square.

Improvements being made in Abbeville’s Magdalen Square

If something is happening in downtown Abbeville, there is a pretty decent chance it is happening in Magdalen Square.
Now, the focal point of the city’s picturesque downtown is receiving a little facelift. The city has hired a contractor to replace bricks on the wall and on the ground in the square. That work began last week. Dale Michaud is the contractor and bricklayer who is handling the project.

Update: Two fatalities reported after plane strikes tower near Kaplan

Update: The Sheriff’s Office is now able to confirm two fatalities as a result of the plane crash.
Sheriff Mike Couvillon, says that the Federal Aviation Administration is just arriving on scene, and an investigator with the National Transportation and Safety Board is in route to the crash site.
Additional information will be provided by the NTSB as the investigation goes forward.


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