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Councilman Francis Touchet Jr. will serve as Mayor Pro Tem.

Committee chairs named; Touchet is Mayor Pro Tem

Officials with the City of Abbeville did not take long to get the wheels of the new administration rolling.
After being sworn in on June 29, the new Abbeville City Council met for its first regular meeting on Tuesday.
Along with Councilman Francis Touchet Jr. being voted as the city’s new Mayor Pro Tem, Mayor Mark Piazza appointed members of the Council to various committees.
“At the beginning of every term,” Piazza explained, “it is customary for the mayor to appoint committees. Normally, each councilman has been a chairman of an individual committee.

Members of the American Legion will be in front of the Legion Hall in Abbeville, selling
watermelons until the last one is gone.

Sweet fundraiser: American Legion selling watermelons to support scholarship

The American Legion have been selling Sugar Town Watermelons since Sunday to raise money for their Scholarship Fund.
The Scholarship fund is something the Legion does annually, which this is one of many ways the public could help in creating this fund.
The Scholarship fund raises $2,000 and any extra money raised goes into the maintenance fund. If you would like to, you can do so by buying a watermelon or two at the American Legion Vermilion Post 29 building.

Debris pick up in Abbeville questioned, process explained

When Councilman Francis Touchet Jr. brought up trash and debris pickup during Tuesday’s Abbeville City Council meeting, the concern didn’t center around whether items placed by the side of the road would eventually get picked up.
Instead, Touchet said his question, one that he has received from several of his constituents, is about the pickup schedule.

Nicholas Marquis Wilson

New Iberia man arrested after stabbing death in Abbeville

A man wanted in connection to a stabbing death in Abbeville Thursday afternoon is now behind bars.
Abbeville Chief of Police Bill Spearman said officers arrested Nicholas Marquis Wilson, 36, of New Iberia, after locating him in Jeanerette around 10 p.m. on Thursday. Members of the Jeanerette Police Department, New Iberia Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana State Police assisted in the case.
Officers booked Wilson into to Vermilion Parish Correction Center just before noon on Friday. Wilson faces a Second-degree Murder Charge. His bond has been set at $250,000.

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