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Gueydan leader Anita Dupuis joins Economic Development Board

Vermilion Parish is ripe for investment and the board of Vermilion Economic Development Alliance is excited about the work they’re doing in all areas of the parish. To help provide vision and direction for the staff and programming is the organization’s 15-member board representing Vermilion Parish cities, towns, and government organizations as well as the Chamber of Commerce.

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There are eight cameras currently set up in Abbeville. Chief William Spearman said there could eventually about 20.

Abbeville Police Department utilizing cameras

When it comes to helping to make and keep the city a safer place, Abbeville Chief of Police William Spearman will look at all the tools available.
The latest is security cameras that have been placed in parts of the city. The Abbeville Police Department began installing the cameras during the past couple of months.
“We have already seen a positive impact from them,” Spearman said. “At least that is what people in the neighborhoods are telling me.”
Officers located a stolen vehicle with help from the cameras during the first night they were in operation.

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Top 5 selected for Kiwanis Club of Abbeville Educator Award Gala

The Abbeville Kiwanis Club has announced who the top five teachers, support staff and principals are for the first-ever Kiwanis Club’s Educator Award Gala.
The gala event will be held at Southern Soirees in Abbeville on March 31.
After making the top five, a special committee from outside of the parish will narrow the list down to the top three. Next week, those who were selected to the top three will be surprised by a “pinning committee” at their school.

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Unrestrained Driver Killed in Single Vehicle Crash in St. Landry Parish

WASHINGTON – At approximately 6:30 a.m. on March 4, 2020, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a single-vehicle crash on LA Hwy 10 near LA Hwy 182 in St. Landry Parish.
The crash took the life of 30-year-old Edward Joshua Guidry of Lafayette.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as Guidry was driving a 2012 Toyota RAV4 SUV South on LA 182 when, for unknown reasons, his vehicle ran off the roadway. Upon doing so, the SUV overturned and came to rest partially submerged, upside down in Bayou Boeuf.

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Schools in Abbeville on partial lock down while police investigate possible threat

All schools in the city of Abbeville are on partial lock down while detectives with the Abbeville Police Department investigate a possible threat.
According to Lt. Jonathan Touchet, spokesman for the APD, there is no threat to a specific school within the city limits and this should not be cause for panic. Touchet said the investigation is a precaution.
Touchet said more information will be released once the investigation is completed.

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