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Tuesday is the last day traffic will be able to pass over the downtown Abbeville bridge. It is expected to be closed on Wednesday for a couple of weeks.

Change of plans: Abbeville's Downtown bridge now closing on Wednesday

It’s not closed just yet.
Originally set to close Monday morning, the Old Abbeville Bridge will be closing on Wednesday.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced last week that the Old Abbeville Bridge on La. 14 Business between LA 335 (South Henry Street) and North Main Street will be closed until further notice. Crews with DOTD will be conducting maintenance work on the bridge.
But that has changed because of Mother Nature. The bridge did not close and the state announced it will not close until Wednesday.

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Gulf Coast Bank’s Kenny Richey and Claire Wallace present a
donation check to Erath 4th of July President Robert Vincent and Board Member Douglas Vincent.

Gulf Coast Bank sponsors annual Erath 4th of July Celebration

ERATH — Gulf Coast Bank is excited to once again be a sponsor of the annual Erath 4th of July Celebration.
Kenny Richey, Branch Manager, and Claire Wallace, Senior Banking Associate of Gulf Coast Bank’s Erath branch, presented the check to Erath 4th of July Association President Robert Vincent and Board Member Douglas Vincent.
Gulf Coast Bank has been a proud supporter of this local celebration for many years.
“The generosity of our sponsors like Gulf Coast Bank allows us to continue to have this festival celebrating our Nation’s independence,” said Robert Vincent.

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Farm Service Agency County Committee Nomination Period in Vermilion Parish underway

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages America’s farmers and ranchers to nominate candidates to lead, serve and represent their community on their local county committee.
According to USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) Vermilion County Executive Director Larry Thibodeaux, FSA is currently accepting nominations for county committee members beginning Friday, June 15, 2018.

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Councilman Francis Plaisance (right) presents Tony Mayard with a key to the City of Abbeville.

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Mayard receives Key to City of Abbeville for contributions to art

Tony Mayard was honored in a special way on June 7, at a Vermilion Arts Council event for his 20-plus years of volunteer and philanthropic service to the Vermilion Arts Council and Abbeville as a whole.
Recently retired from his role as President of the Arts Council and his position as curator of the Alliance Center, Mayard was surprised by his colleagues and friends when the new president Megan Bertrand unveiled a new sign for the Alliance Center dedicating the gallery space as the new Tony Mayard Exhibition Gallery.

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