The Vermilion Parish Police Jury is four months into its contract with Progressive Waste Solutions to pick up garbage in the parish, and the jury is already not happy with the marriage. Acadia Parish, next to Vermilion, is three years into its contract with Progressive, and they want to divorce the national company.

Members of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Department and the Abbeville Woodmen of the World salute the flag that will now honor Allen Bares Jr.

More than a month after losing Allen Bares Jr., members of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Department continue to honor their fallen brother. The Abbeville Woodmen of the World, Chapter 7, joined the members of the VPSO Thursday morning during a ceremony to replace the flag in front of the parish jail.
One way to force a company into getting better at picking up garbage cans in Vermilion Parish is to hit them in the pocket book. Since March, Progressive Waste Solutions has been picking up garbage cans throughout Vermilion Parish. The Police Jury sold its garbage trucks and trash cans to Progressive Waste Solutions.

Members of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Department and the Abbeville Woodmen of the World salute the flag that will now honor Allen Bares Jr.

Progressive has garbage pickup problems

The Vermilion Parish Police Jury is four months into its contract with Progressive Waste Solutions to pick up garbage in the parish, and the jury is already not happy with the marriage.

Abbeville Arrest Report: July 14-21

Robert Joseph Broussard Jr.
(Male)
DOB: 11/28/1978
Charge: (Misdemeanor) Theft of Goods
Charge: Entry/Remain on Premises After Being Forbidden

Flag for a ‘brother’

Members of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Department and the Abbeville Woodmen of the World salute the flag that will now honor Allen Bares Jr.

More than a month after losing Allen Bares Jr., members of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Department continue to honor their fallen brother.

Abbeville Arrest Report: July 7-14

Joel Belanger II
(Male)
DOB: 5/5/1968
Charge: (Misdemeanor) Theft of Goods

Jessica Bourque
(Female)
DOB: 1/22/1971
Charge: Simple Battery

New North Vermilion Middle School will not be ready

Construction is still being done at North Vermilion Middle with three weeks to go before school begins.

North Vermilion Middle School parents and students learned Tuesday night that their brand new middle school will not be ready in time for when school starts on Aug. 11 in Vermilion Parish.

Vermilion Parish honors Allen Bares Jr. by renaming street

VFW Commander Tom Rigsby (in uniform) hands Tina Bares, Allen Bares Jr’s wife, a special award from the national VFW office. Also in the picture are Allen’s parents, Lynn and Allen Bares Sr.

Wednesday, July 23, marks the one month anniversary of the tragic death of Vermilion Parish Sheriff Deputy Allen Bares Jr.

Abbeville’s finances in good shape

Abbeville officials are breathing easy in regards to the city’s financial situation after the first six months of the year.

Kaplan man arrested in cyclist hit and run

Doucette was charged with negligent homicide in death of a cyclist

Two weeks after a man was found dead in a ditch on La. Highway 92, Louisiana State Police have arrested a Kaplan man in connection with the death.

KAPLAN POLICE REPORT

Chief Boyd Adams advises officers investigated the following:

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Sports

The Gulf Coast Bank 29ers won two games during the American Legion state tournament in New Orleans.

All but one team that took part in the American Legion state tournament was going to come up short of the goal of winning a championship.
Such is the case for postseason play.

Obituaries

ABBEVILLE — Funeral services for Mr. Eddie Hills, Jr., 67, is scheduled to be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Mt. Triumph Baptist Church – 310 S. Lamar Street – Abbeville, LA.

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