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This sidewalk along Main Street will be fixed.

Abbeville Council approves sidewalk improvements

Taking a stroll around downtown Abbeville will soon become more pleasurable, and it’s no just because of more favorable weather.
The Abbeville City Council voted 5-0 during its regular meeting Tuesday evening to move forward with a sidewalk remediation project. The city will fund $75,000 of the work. The council also voted to sign an intergovernmental agreement with the Vermilion Parish Police Jury after Police Juror Wayne Touchet pledged to put $10,000 toward the project.

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Kaplan Chief of Police Boyd Adams turned himself in at the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's office after warrants were issued for his arrest.

Kaplan Police Chief turns himself in to La. State Police

Kaplan Police Chief Boyd Adams turned himself in Monday morning to the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office after a warrant was issued for his arrest by the Louisiana State Police.
Adams was charged with malfeasance in office and felony theft.
These charges stem from a state audit which questioned whether Kaplan Police Chief Boyd Adams used nearly $7,650 in public funds to pay personal expenses, drawing some of that money from two police department bank accounts city officials say they did not know existed.

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Vermilion Catholic senior Taylor Schaefer (holding sign) is joined (L-R) by VC Counselor Cheryl Landry, her father, Ryan Schaefer, stepmom, Kaima Schaefer, Kiwanis President
Andrew Dozier and Kiwanis member Ross Comeaux.

Vermilion Catholic’s Taylor Schaefer named Kiwanis Student of the Month

The Kiwanis Club of Abbeville selects one student each month to recognize for outstanding work being done inside and outside of school.
The club kicked off the new school year with a student who has put in plenty of work, to say the least.
The Kiwanis Club honored Vermilion Catholic senior Taylor Schaefer as the September Student of the Month Tuesday afternoon during its weekly meeting.
“I’m so excited to be here,” Schaefer told the Kiwanians. “It really is an honor.”

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Abbeville Council votes on ordinance to deter drivers from going through high flood water

What the remainder of hurricane season will bring to Abbeville is unknown.
One thing will soon be certain, whenever there is a storm that produces heavy rains, those who go recklessly through high water on roads in the city will be issued a citation.
The Abbeville City Council voted 5-0 during a committee meeting Tuesday evening to move forward with an ordinance that will allow the Abbeville Police Department to ticket people who go around barricades that block flooded roads as well as drivers who produce wakes that can damage property.

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