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Brittney Lopez

Lopez completes course to help veterans, military personnel

Sunrise Realty in Abbeville announced today that it’s fulltime sales agent, Brittney Lopez, has completed the required hours of training and orientation to become a certified graduate of “Boots Across America.”
“Boots Across America” is a national certification course which educates loan officers, realtors, and housing professionals on how to work with military clients.

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Wednesday’s Celebrity Waiter raised $80,000 for the Boys & Girls Club. The event was held at the V.N. Hall in Abbeville.

Successful year for Celebrity Waiter in Abbeville

For one night each year, the Boys & Girls Club’s Celebrity Waiter is a fun event enjoyed by many in the community.
In regard to the rest of the year, that one night helps the Boys & Girls Club Rodney Unit in Abbeville serve a vital role in the community.
“Our focus each year is to raise as much money as we can for the local club,” said Brian Ford, Chief Operating Officer of the Boys & Girls Club of Acadiana.

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Qualifying for Oct. 14 elections ends with two local races, one unopposed

Qualifying for the Oct. 14 election wrapped up Friday afternoon, leaving two special elections in the parish with races, while another had one candidate go unopposed.
Sherry Howell went unopposed in the opening for Maurice Board of Alderman.
Sherry Howell has served on the board on an interim basis since February. She stepped into the role after her husband, former Alderman Lynn Howell, passed away in January. She will serve the remaining year of Lynn Howell’s term. Maurice will hold regular elections in the fall of 2018.

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Tre Amos

Abbeville man wanted for allegedly using counterfeit money at local businesses

An Abbeville man is wanted for allegedly using counterfeit money in the city.
The Abbeville Police Department has obtained complaints over the past few weeks about counterfeit money being passed at local businesses.
The complainants stated that a black male subject has gone into business and made purchases using fake money.
Since that date, the police department has identified the suspect through video surveillance and obtained warrants for his arrest.
Tre Amos, 24, of Abbeville is wanted in connection to the case.

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