City Attorney Woody Woodruff (right) administers the oath of office for the newly installed Councilman for District C, Justin Johnson. He replaces Richard LeBlanc who recently passed away after a brief illness.

Justin Johnson appointed to fill vacant Kaplan council seat

KAPLAN — Justin Johnson was sworn in as the Councilman for District C to replace the late Richard LeBlanc who recently passed away after a brief illness.
He took his oath of office during the regular City Council meeting last Tuesday.
Johnson is not new to the workings of the city. He is also a member of the Finance Committee for the last three years.
His other involvement in the city are as a referee and umpire for youth sports.
He is a 2001 graduate of Kaplan High School and holds a degree in Business from McNeese State University.

Former Councilman Louis Joe Hardy, Councilwoman Terry Broussard, Councilman Francis Touchet Jr., Councilwoman Roslyn White, Councilman Brady Broussard Jr., Mayor Mark Piazza and Councilman Francis Plaisance (L-R) officially break ground on the terminal expansion at the Chris Crusta Memorial Airport in Abbeville. Looking on in the back are Mike Mouton, airport supervisor, Gene Sellers Jr., the architect for the project, and David Brousard, who is representing the contractor for the project, Minvielle Lumber.

City officials kick off expansion of terminal at Abbeville airport

Officials with the City of Abbeville took a step closer to realizing a major vision for the Christ Crusta Memorial Airport.
Mayor Mark Piazza and members of the City Council took part Friday morning in a ground-breaking ceremony for the new airport terminal. The project is expected to be completed in nine to 10 months. Once completed, the terminal will be 3,700-square feet. It will feature amenities, including a multi-media room, offices and a lounge area, that will cater to pilots for larger planes.

Man dies in accident on La. 167

MAURICE – Shortly before 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a two-vehicle crash that resulted in a fatality on LA Hwy 167 at Placide Road in Vermilion Parish.
The crash took the life of 39-year-old Timothy L. Sykes of Lafayette.
The preliminary investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as 52-year-old Allana Herrelson of Cut Off was driving a 2018 Kia Soul southbound on LA Hwy 167.

Abbeville Police DWI checkpoint leads to one DWI second offense arrest

This past Saturday night, the Abbeville Police conducted a DWI Checkpoint on LA Hwy 14 Bypass between the hours of 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. During the checkpoint, 396 vehicles were screened, with three drivers given Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.
Of the three drivers, one was arrested for DWI 2nd Offense.
APD officers also wrote citations totaling 20 various traffic violations, towed seven vehicles and was involved in a short vehicle pursuit.
The Abbeville Police Department would like to thank the New Iberia Police Department for their assistance with the checkpoint.

Abbeville Police to conduct checkpoint Friday nigh

On the night of Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, the Abbeville Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint looking for impaired drivers and other traffic related offenses.
The checkpoint will be conducted between the hours of 9 p.m. and 3 a.m., somewhere within the city limits of Abbeville.
This checkpoint is part of a year-long grant program provided through the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, designed to improve driver safety and reduce impaired driving.


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