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Abbeville firemen, officers asking questions

The recent death of Lafayette Police Cpl. Michael Middlebrook has sparked questions that are beginning to be asked by Abbeville police officers and firemen.
On Oct. 1, Middlebrook was shot and killed in the line of duty. Middlebrook is the first Lafayette Police officer killed in the line of duty since the 1960s.
He was killed on Oct. 1 at Big Boy Discount Zone, a convenience store on Moss Street, when he responded to a call about a shooting. He is survived by his wife, a 3-year-old daughter and two step-daughters.

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Abbeville upgrades City Hall phone system

Attempting to get through to Abbeville City Hall has become much easier.
Abbeville officials recently had a new phone system installed at City Hall. The main number for the city is (337) 893-8550. When citizens called that number on the previous system, an automated process required several steps to get through to various departments.
“The City of Abbeville had been using a phone system that was old, inefficient, cumbersome and most of all frustrating to city employees and especially our citizens,” Councilman Brady Broussard Jr. said.

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Sydney Richardelle of Erath is a member of the 2017 Nicholls State University Homecoming Court.

Syndney Richardelle member of Nicholls State Homecoming Court

Sydney Richardelle of Erath was honored as a member of the 2017 Nicholls State Homecoming Court.
Sydney is the 22-year-old daughter of Darryl and Lisa Richardelle of Erath.
Currently a student at Nicholls State University, she is majoring in Birth to Five Elementary Education, Special Education/Early Intervention with plans to graduate in May of 2018.

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Kiwanis President Ross Comeaux presents Abbeville High’s Melissa Kim with her award for Student of the Month. Joining the presentation are Abbeville High Principal Lyndelle Theriot and Kiwanis member Mike Hardy.

Abbeville High’s Kim is Kiwanis Student of the Month

Melissa Kim is a leader at Abbeville High School, on many levels.
However, it is one level upon which Kim had an eye from nearly day one at AHS, when she became part of the school’s marching band.
“Ever since I joined the marching band,” Kim said, “I had this passion to become a drum major.”
Kim’s years of work and patience have paid off, as she is now the drum major, the leader of the Abbeville High band.



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