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The Erath Police Department.

Sheriff’s Office comes through to repair two Erath Police cars

ERATH — Good news for the patrolmen of the Erath Police Department.
By the end of this week, all patrolmen should be driving vehicles with AC.
Last week the Abbeville Meridional first reported that three Erath units did not have air conditioners and patrolmen were having to drive with no AC as the temperature approached 90 degrees.
After reading the story in the Meridional, Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillion contacted Erath Police Chief Anna LaPointe about repairing two units with no AC units.

Kaplan electricity billing restructured, rates not increasing

Contrary to rumors circulating on social media about utility rate increases, Kaplan Councilwoman and Utility Committee Chairman Melissa Guidry stated, “This is simply not the case.
“To set the record straight, the city of Kaplan is not increasing electrical rates by 12%.”
According to Guidry, the proposal reflects an increase to water, sewer and gas rates only.
The city has consistently lost revenue from these services. It is costing the city more to provide the services than the charges being collected.

Members of the the Abbeville High Dance team learned of their top finish on Monday.

The team earned several awards during the camp.

Abbeville High team dances to top at University camp

The Abbeville High Dance Team placed first in the Home Routine of the large group category at the University Dance Association Camp at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette on Monday.
Along with the top finish, the team received a leadership award, sprite stick award and a superior trophy. With the team receiving the superior trophy, it qualifies to perform at the Buffalo Wild Wings Cirtrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., on New Year’s Day.

Shane Vincent of Abbeville

Abbeville man sentenced for death of 3-month old baby

Shane Vincent has been sentenced for the 2012 death of three-month-old Jayla Broussard.
Judge Ed Broussard sentenced Vincent on May 25 to seven years at hard labor.
Vincent entered a plea agreement with the state.
Vincent originally faced a second-degree murder charge, as well as obstruction of justice, in connection to Broussard’s death in November of 2012. He pleaded not guilty to those charges. Vincent withdrew that plea and entered a plea of no contest to the amended charge of manslaughter. The state dismissed the two counts to obstruction to justice.

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Abbeville Meridional

318 N. Main St.
Abbeville, LA 70510
Phone: 337-893-4223
Fax: 337-898-9022

The Kaplan Herald

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Kaplan, LA 70548

The Gueydan Journal

311 Main Street
Gueydan, LA 70542