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Abbeville extends smoking ban to bars, bingo hall

By the beginning of September, the inside of all public places in Abbeville will be smoke free.
After hearing debate on both sides of the issue during its regular meeting Tuesday evening, the Abbeville City Council voted to extend the city’s smoking ban to cover bars and gaming facilities, which includes bingo halls. The two areas had previously been exempt from the smoke-free ordinance that began on Jan. 1, 2015.
This amendment to the ordinance will go into effect on Sept. 1, 2018.

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Net privacy issue will return to Capitol

This year and last there were bills filed in about 25 states to address privacy issues with internet service providers, and all of them were brought about by President Donald Trump’s decision to reverse a set of rules enacted by his predecessor.
The recently-adjourned regular session placed Louisiana in that category, and like practically every bill introduced in the other states the one floated here failed to gain traction.

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The scene Tuesday afternoon of a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 35 just north of Branch which took the life of 54-year-old Joseph Goodwin of Rayne. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

Rayne Man Killed in Acadia Parish Crash

BRANCH – Shortly before 1:30 p.m. on June 5, 2018, Troop I was notified of a two vehicle fatal crash on LA 35 north of LA 365 near Branch. The crash claimed the life of 54-year-old Joseph Goodwin of Rayne.
The preliminary investigation revealed Goodwin was traveling south on LA 35 in a 2014 Dodge Ram truck. For unknown reasons, Goodwin’s vehicle crossed into the northbound lane, and was struck by a tractor-trailer operated by 43-year-old Dustin Matte of Church Point.



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