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Fishing in the pond at Lafitte Drive In Park is currently prohibited. Councilman Francis Plaisance said he hopes there is a way to make fishing possible

Abbeville Councilman says Lafitte Drive In Park’s opening weekend is success

The Lafitte Drive-In Park, which has been five years in the making, opened for the first time on Saturday and Abbeville Councilman Francis Plaisance said that opening day was a success.
Plaisance reported about 100 cars on Saturday, and close to 100 for Sunday.
“We still have a few things that need to be done to fully enjoy the entire park and we are currently working on that,” Plaisance said. “We are working with Bayou Fencing to separate the small and large dog walking areas right now as well.”

‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign leads to 121 violations in Abbeville

The Abbeville Police Department, thanks to funding provided by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, participated in the “Click It or Ticket” campaign from May 20, 2019 to June 2, 2019.
This program is designed to improve driver safety for all motorists. During this period, officers were assigned to monitor seatbelt usage, as well as other traffic violations.

Justin Merritt, the school board’s legal counsel and risk manager, is not 100 percent sure if he still has a job or not after Thursday’s school board meeting.

Vermilion Parish School board votes to hire outside legal counsel

For the first time in 12 years, the Vermilion Parish School Board has outside legal counsel representing the school board.
On Thursday, in a special board meeting, the school board voted 5-3 to hire the Baton Rouge Law Firm of Hammonds, Sills, Adkins, Guirce LLP.
Voting to hire the firm were Laura LeBeouf, Dr. David Dupuis, Kibbie Pillette, Charlotte Detraz and Dale Stelly.
Voting against were Chris Gautreaux, Kristy Hebert, and Jason Roy.

Scholarship set up in honor of Roy Theriot Sr. will help Abbeville High students attend Boy, Girls State

Abbeville High School is proud to announce the Roy R Theriot, Sr. Scholarship.
The Scholarship Is Open To All Juniors Who Would Like To Attend Boys And Girls State.
The Late Roy Theriot Sr. was the former Mayor of Abbeville. He served in that role from 1954 to 1960, when he was elected State Comptroller, an office he held until his death in 1973.

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