Abbeville Councilman Touchet withdraws golf support

From the start of the process of looking into the City of Abbeville possibly taking over the Vermilion Oaks golf course, Abbeville Councilman Francis Touchet Jr. said that his final decision would be based on what is best for the city.
At this time, Touchet said he feels what is in the best interest of the city is to step back from the effort to bring the golf course under the city’s umbrella.
“I am going to withdraw my support,” Touchet said Friday morning.

Abbeville: Golf course negotiations will continue; some share concerns

While negotiations for the City of Abbeville to potentially take over operations of Vermilion Oaks will continue, some question whether the city running the golf course would be a good move in the long run.
During Tuesday’s regular meeting, the city council voted to allow Mayor Mark Piazza to continue to negotiate a lease with Magdalen Square IV, the LLC that owns the course. Magdalen Square IV consists of members of the Broussard family. The council also approved for City Attorney Ike Funderburk to meet with the owner’s attorney to review the lease.

2018 Abbeville High Homecoming Court

The 2018 Abbeville High Homecoming Court: Seated left to right: Linh Tran, Morgan Trahan, Pamela Le, Brianna Nguyen, Keiona Caillier and Terriona Matthews. Standing left to right: Drema Bares, Tyre'Anna Saddler, Morgan Vallot, Laney Buras, Anne Marie Richard, Denver Comeaux and Alexis Bergeron. The school announced Keiona Caillier as the 2018 Homecoming Queen during a ceremony Wednesday night. The annual Homecoming Parade will start at 3 p.m. The parade will begin at A.A. Comeaux Park, go down State Street and end around Magdalen Square.

Parts of Charity Street in Abbeville have standing water Tuesday morning.

Abbeville Police advise drivers to avoid streets with standing water

The following is a list of streets in Abbeville have been reported as having standing water and should be considered a potential hazard:

Graceland Avenue @ Putnam Street
North John Hardy Drive
Charity Street @ Lyman Street
Lafayette Street @ S. Louisiana Street
Gertrude Street @ Lafayette Street
Parts of Fairmont Street
Parts of Eaton Drive
Parts of S. Oliver Street
Parts of Franks Alley Street
Rodeo Drive @ North Airport Road


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