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The new KFC will be located on the property that used to be Diamond Shamrock/Valero.

Abbeville getting a KFC

Abbeville’s options when it comes to fast food have increased greatly in the last 10 years.
That will continue with the announcement that Kentucky Fried Chicken is bringing one of its restaurants to Abbeville.
The Abbeville Planning and Zoning Commission approved plans during its meeting Tuesday morning. Later that day, the Abbeville City Council approved a tract division for the property on 101 Summers Dr. The restaurant will be across from McDonald’s, where the old Diamond Shamrock/Valero had previously been located.

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Judge Marc T. Amy

Judge Marc T. Amy to conclude 24 years of service on Third Circuit

Judge Marc T. Amy of the Louisiana Court of Appeal, Third Circuit, announced today of his decision not to seek reelection, concluding his 24 years of service on the Court at the end of this year.
“I wish to express my deep appreciation to the people of the Third Circuit, and especially my election district, for allowing me the great responsibility, honor, and privilege of serving as their Court of Appeal Judge,” said Judge Amy, who is from Abbeville.

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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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